The establishment of Mician was born out of the idea of providing microwave engineers with fast and accurate design tools that significantly speed up the development process by reducing cycle time. The goal was to avoid the use of time consuming 3D solvers wherever possible and to focus on applying the Mode-Matching Technique and its derivatives instead, even on structures that at first glance seem to be suited for 3D solvers only.
This powerful simulation method, together with an ergonomic GUI providing flexibility and openness finally led to the current stage in the evolution of the µWave Wizard.
In the following years, the Mician software engineering team focussed on designing a powerful kernel in combination with an easy to use graphical user interface for their novel product, later to be known as the µWave Wizard. In early 2001 the first edition of the µWave Wizard, version 4.0, was rolled out.
Thanks to its user friendliness and performance it quickly became the tool of choice in many microwave departments across the globe, the beginning of a continuing success story for Mician and the µWave Wizard.
Today, engineers and designers in leading microwave companies throughout the world rely on the µWave Wizard in an effort to reduce design cycles and to speed up the development process. Users univocally laude the prompt support and the steady flow of software updates which incorporate latest design elements. Behind the scenes, Mician software engineers who have already demonstrated their capabilities through numerous publications at the IEEE MTT, IEEE MTT-S, ANTEM, EuMW, APMC etc. are working relentlessly on making the µWave Wizard even more powerful. The versatility and speed of the latest versions are due to remarkable new mathematical methods our engineers have come up with.
The authorised representatives of MICIAN GmbH are:
Dr. Peter W. Krauss
Managing director and responsible for software and product management was born in Reisbach, Germany, in 1960. He received the Dipl.-Ing.(FH) degree in electrical engineering from the Hochschule Bremen, Germany, in 1986, the Dipl.-Ing. and Dr.-Ing. degrees, both in electrical engineering, from the University of Bremen, Germany, in 1991 and 1998, respectively. From 1991 to 1995 he was with the Microwave Department, University of Bremen, Germany. His research interests were related to the computer-aided design of passive waveguide components based on the mode-matching method. From 1995 to 1999, he developed in cooperation with Microwave Innovation Group (MIG), Germany, a method that made it possible to compose RF discontinuities and components based on the Mode Matching Method (MM). The so-called Hybrid Solver Approach grew out of this method. He was especially involved in the software management and the developing of the important basics of their waveguide simulation software tool. Since 1999, he has only been working with MICIAN GbR, Germany, which he co founded with Jan M. Reiter in 1998. His current work includes the further development and coordination of the hybrid solver approach.
Dr. Ralf Beyer
Managing director and responsible for research and development was born in Preetz, Germany in 1964. He received the Dipl.-Ing. degree from the University of Braunschweig, Germany, and the Dr.-Ing. degree from the University of Bremen, Germany, both in electrical engineering, in 1992 and 2000, respectively. During his study he worked at the Microwave Development Department of FUBA and designed components for satellite receiver. From 1989 until 1991, he has been engaged with the Computation Fluid Dynamics (CFD) at the University of Braunschweig, Germany. From 1992 to 2000 he has been with the Microwave Department, University of Bremen, Germany. He has been an Assistant Professor at the University of Bremen from 1998 to 2000. His research interests have been related to the computer-aided design of antennas and waveguide components, based on the finite element and mode-matching method. He joined MICIAN GbR in April 2000. His current work includes CAD program development and microwave circuit design.
Dr. Thomas Sieverding
Managing director and responsible for customer service was born in Lohne, Germany, in 1959. He received the Dipl.-Ing. and the Dr.-Ing. degrees, both in electrical engineering, from the University of Bremen, Germany, in 1984 and 1990, respectively. From 1985 to 1989, he was engaged in software engineering at BICC Vero Electronics, and OTCE-Consulting, Bremen.From 1987 to 1998, he was with the Microwave Department, University of Bremen, Germany, and from 1991 to 1998, he worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Bremen. Until end of 1999, he was the Research and Design Manager of Microwave Innovation Group (MIG), which he co founded 1993 together with Prof. Arndt and others. His major contributions included implementation of waveguide components for their commercial waveguide simulation program in cooperation with Peter W. Krauss. He joined MICIAN GbR in March 2000 as associate and managing director. His current work includes CAD program development and microwave circuit design, in particular for satellite components and antenna networks.