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Improved PO-MM hybrid formulation for scattering from three-dimensional perfectly conducting bodies of arbitrary shape

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2 Author(s)
U. Jakobus ; Inst. fur Hochfrequenztech., Stuttgart Univ., Germany ; F. M. Landstorfer

The method of moments (MM) represents a suitable procedure for dealing with electromagnetic scattering problems of arbitrary geometrical shape in the lower frequency range. However, with increasing frequency both computation time and memory requirement often exceed available computer capacities. Therefore a current based hybrid method combining the MM with the physical optics (PO) approximation suitable for three-dimensional perfectly conducting bodies is proposed in this paper. The hybrid formulation allows a substantial reduction of computation time and memory requirement, while the results are in reasonable agreement with those based on an application of the MM alone. Further improvement can be achieved for flat polygonal parts of the scattering body by a heuristic modification of the PO current density taking into account the effects of edges. As opposed to the physical theory of diffraction (PTD), no additional electric and magnetic line currents along the edges are necessary

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IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation  (Volume:43 ,  Issue: 2 )