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A time-efficient high frequency analytical model for the calculation of the scattered field from a perfect electric conductor (PEC) plate is presented here, which is based on the physical optics (PO) approximation and the stationary phase method (SPM). Using the SPM analysis for the three-dimensional (3D) scattering problem under consideration, the scattered electric field is calculated analytically. It follows that the analytical formula proposed here yields an accurate and fast algorithm for the calculation of the scattered electromagnetic (EM) field, which can be used trustfully in a variety of radio propagation problems. The accuracy of the proposed analytical method is checked through a straightforward numerical integration over the PO currents, as well as through finite element boundary integral full-wave exact solution. Comparison results are given in the far field, Fresnel zone and the near field area.
Date of Publication: Jan. 2010