By Topic

Practical implementation of the complex image method for the solution of nonplanar multilayered media problems

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Webb, D.B. ; Texas Instrum. Inc., McKinney, TX, USA ; Mittra, R.

The complex image method has been widely discussed as an attractive method for obtaining closed-form representations of the spatial-domain Green's functions for layered media. This method is at least two orders of magnitude more efficient than numerical evaluation of the requisite Sommerfeld integrals, and is capable of very high accuracy. Researchers familiar with this method, however, are well aware of the serious challenges posed by it, which have often precluded its use in the development of practical, robust analysis codes. Various approaches are discussed for maintaining the utility of the method while maintaining its general applicability to the modeling of nonplanar scatterers residing in multilayered media. Numerical results obtained with a program based on these approaches are also presented. The cross-polarized microstrip dipole example demonstrates accurate characterization of the Green's function terms.

Published in:

Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, 1996. AP-S. Digest  (Volume:1 )

Date of Conference:

21-26 July 1996