# Advances in the design and test of a novel open ended microwave oven

Pavuluri, S.K., Tilford, T., Goussetis, G., Desmulliez, M.P.Y., Ferenets, M., Adamietz , R., Eicher, F. and Bailey, C.
(2010)
*Advances in the design and test of a novel open ended microwave oven.*
In: Symposium on Design, Test, Integration and Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS, DTIP 2010.
IEEE Computer Society, Piscataway, USA, pp. 247-252.
ISBN 9781424466368 (Print), 9782355000119 (Online)

## Abstract

An enhanced open ended waveguide cavity oven is presented with improved uniform heating, heating rates and power conversion efficiency. This next generation oven produces more uniform EM fields in the evanescent region forming part of the heating area of the oven. These fields are vital for the rapid and uniform heating of various electromagnetically lossy materials. A fibre optic temperature sensor is used to measure in situ and in real-time the temperature of the curing materials. An automatic computer controlled closed feedback loop measures the temperature in the curing material and drives the microwave components to obtain predetermined curing temperature cycles for efficient curing. Uniform curing of the lossy encapsulants is achieved with this oven with typical cure cycle of 270 seconds with a ramp rate of 1°C/s and a hold period of 2 minutes. Differential scanning calorimeter based measurement for the pulsed microwave based curing of the polymer dielectric indicates an 98% degree of cure.

Item Type: | Conference Proceedings |
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Title of Proceedings: | Symposium on Design, Test, Integration and Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS, DTIP 2010 |

Additional Information: | [1] This paper forms part of the published proceedings from Symposium on Design, Test, Integration and Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS, DTIP 201 held at Seville 5-7 May 2010 |

Uncontrolled Keywords: | computer control systems, conversion efficiency, design, differential scanning calorimetry, heating, microwave devices, ovens, stoves |

Subjects: | Q Science > QA Mathematics Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science |

School / Department / Research Groups: | School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Mathematical Sciences Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Mathematical Sciences |

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Last Modified: | 29 Feb 2012 14:17 |

URI: | http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/7636 |

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