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An important class of problems is the interaction of an antenna with the cavity of a semi-open metallic structure. In a working environment, an antenna may change its performance due to interactions with its surroundings. This is especially true in automotive applications. Therefore, it is important to consider the interaction of an antenna with possible resonating parts, and to solve these complex electrodynamics problems together. The development of methods for modeling and studying electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) problems has practical value. The method of auxiliary sources (MAS) with the method of moments (MoM) is applied to solve the excitation problem where a wire, with voltage source excitation, is connected to an open metallic surface. For verification of the proposed algorithm, an experimental structure was built and measured. Computer modeling results and the experimental results are in good agreement. Some aspects and principles are described, which provide hybridization of MAS and MoM. Image of objects is effectively applied for the solution of the particular problem.
Date of Conference: 11-14 Oct. 2004