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Forward-backward method (FBM) was successfully developed for the analysis of electromagnetic radiation/scattering from one-dimensional (1-D) phased array in an efficiency appealing fashion. The FBM applications to treat 2-D array problems are developed in this paper. Acceleration algorithm, performing better than the novel spectrum acceleration algorithm used for 1-D FBM computation, is also developed for this 2-D FBM so the unique advantages of high efficiency and O(Ntot) computational complexity as in the 1-D problems can be retained where Ntot is the total number of array element. Numerical examples are presented to demonstrate its validity.
Date of Publication: Feb. 2004