Computer Simulation Technology (CST), part of SIMULIA, a Dassault Systèmes brand, announced the winners of the CST® University Publication Award 2017, an annual prize given to university institutes and researchers for published papers involving applications of electromagnetic simulation. The Award recognizes the importance of work from university researchers and academics, and grants winners extensions and upgrades to their CST STUDIO SUITE® installations.

The following papers received the CST® University Publication Award 2017 and are listed in no particular order:

Dual-Band Electronically Beam-Switched Antenna Using Slot Active Frequency Selective Surface; Chao Gu, Benito Sanz Izquierdo, Steven Gao, John C. Batchelor, Edward A. Parker, Fan Qin, Gao Wei, Jianzhou Li, and Jiadong Xu; IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION, VOL. 65, NO. 3, MARCH 2017, pp. 1393-1398

Chirping Techniques to Maximize the Power-Handling Capability of Harmonic Waveguide Low-Pass Filters; Media Alert; Fernando Teberio, Ivan Arregui, Adrian Gomez-Torrent, Israel Arnedo, Magdalena Chudzik, Michael Zedler, Franz-Josef Görtz, Rolf Jost, Txema Lopetegi, and Miguel A. G. Laso; IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES, VOL. 64, NO. 9, SEPTEMBER 2016, pp. 2814-2823

Low-Profile Wideband Metasurface Antennas Using Characteristic Mode Analysis; Feng Han Lin, and Zhi Ning Chen; IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Volume: 65, Issue: 4, April 2017, pp. 1706 – 1713.

A special award is also given for short papers, of four pages or less, to acknowledge the importance of short conference papers in promoting practical applications of simulation. The Short Paper Award 2017 went to:

Dual Circularly Polarized Series-Fed Microstrip Patch Array with Coplanar Proximity Coupling; Shengjian Jammy Chen, Christophe Fumeaux, Yasuaki Monnai and Withawat Withayachumnankul; IEEE ANTENNAS AND WIRELESS PROPAGATION LETTERS, VOL. 16, January 2017, pp. 1500-1503.

For papers to be considered for the award, they had to meet three conditions: be authored or co-authored by university researchers, have been published either in scientific journals or conference proceedings, and the numerical results be entirely or partly obtained through simulations using CST software. Submissions were evaluated on a number of criteria, including originality of application and theory, clarity of presentation, and the skillful use of CST software.

“We would like to thank all the participants for sending in their contributions,” said Dr. Martin Timm, Director of Global Marketing, CST. “Selecting a winner is never easy, especially considering the vast range of interesting and novel areas of application as well as the outstanding quality of the contributions.”