Enhanced total-field/scattered-field technique for isotropic-dispersion FDTD scheme

Hyun Kim, Il Suek Koh, Jong Gwan Yook

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A new total-field/scattered-field (TF/SF) technique is proposed for the isotropic-dispersion finite difference time domain (ID-FDTD) scheme. The proposed technique does not calculate incident fields on the TF/SF boundary by using a one-dimensional (1D) FDTD scheme as is used in the conventional technique or by using a fast Fourier transform (FFT) algorithm such as is used in the analytic field propagation (AFP) method, but proceeds instead by using an analytic expression of the incident field. Hence, the proposed technique does not require the interpolation procedure that must be used to simulate an oblique incident wave in the conventional technique. To verify the effectiveness of the proposed technique, the quality of the plane waves excited by the proposed and conventional techniques are compared and discussed. Also, the accuracy of the proposed method is numerically shown in a scattering problem.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5498976
Pages (from-to)3407-3411
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Oct

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Funding Information:
Manuscript received July 12, 2009; revised February 17, 2010; accepted April 09, 2010. Date of publication July 01, 2010; date of current version October 06, 2010. This work was supported in part by the Defense Acquisition Program Administration and the Agency for Defense Development under Contract UD070054AD, in part by The Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE), Korea, under the Information Technology Research Center (ITRC) support program supervised by the National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA) under Grant NIPA-2010-(C1090-1011-0006).

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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