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During the past few years we have performed an effective wideband analysis for characterizing the electrodynamic behavior of phased array antennas, infinite periodic structures, frequency selective surfaces and related applications, with emphasis on gaining physical insight into the phenomenology of short-pulse radiation. The present contribution shows the current status of our network-oriented dyadic time domain Green's function (TD-GF) for a planar array of sequentially excited dipoles that constitutes a prototype study of sequentially short-pulsed radiation by infinite periodic arrays. The dispersive effects of the TD-Floquet waves (FW) and the consequences of a TE and TM field decomposition are discussed in details. In this network formulation, the equivalent TD transmission line (TL) voltages and currents excited by equivalent TD current generators are determined. An expression for the TM voltage TL-GF is provided for the first time in terms of incomplete Lipschitz-Hankel integrals and Bessel functions together with some remarks for its evaluation. As shown in previous publications for the scalar potentials, real-TD physical observables are determined by pairing TD Floquet waves with positive and negative indices. It is shown that the vectorial TD radiated field is reconstructed at any time with the superposition of a few TD-FWs.
Date of Publication: Aug. 2007