By Topic

Multilevel expansion of the sparse-matrix canonical grid method for two-dimensional random rough surfaces

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
$33 $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

5 Author(s)
Shu-Qing Li ; Dept. of Electron. Eng., City Univ. of Hong Kong, Kowloon, China ; Chi Hou Chan ; Ming-Yao Xia ; Bo Zhang
more authors

Wave scattering from two-dimensional (2-D) random rough surfaces up to several thousand square wavelengths has been previously analyzed using the sparse-matrix canonical grid (SMCG) method. The success of the SMCG method highly depends on the roughness of the random surface for a given surface area. We present a multilevel expansion algorithm to overcome this limitation. The proposed algorithm entails the use of a three-dimensional (3-D) canonical grid. This grid is generated by a uniform discretization of the vertical displacement along the height (z-axis) of the rough surface in addition to the uniform sampling of the rough surface along the x-y plane. The Green's function is expanded about the 3-D canonical grid for the far interactions. The trade-off in computer memory requirements and CPU time between the neighborhood distance and the number of discretization levels along the x-axis are discussed for both perfectly electric conducting (PEC) and lossy dielectric random rough surfaces. Ocean surfaces of the Durden-Vesecky (1985) spectrum with various bandlimits are also studied

Published in:

IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation  (Volume:49 ,  Issue: 11 )