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A very efficient hybrid PO-MoM method has been presented. In contrast to existing methods, the present solution employs higher-order hierarchical basis functions to discretize the MoM and PO currents. This allows to reduce the number of basis functions in both the PO and MoM regions considerably which implies a very modest memory requirement. Nevertheless, the hierarchical feature of the basis functions maintains the ability to treat small geometrical details efficiently. In addition, the scatterer is modelled with higher-order curved patches which allows accurate modelling of curved surfaces with a low number of patches. A numerical result for an offset shaped reflector antenna illustrated the accuracy of the method.
Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, 2003. IEEE (Volume:4 )
Date of Conference: 22-27 June 2003