Semi-analytical time-domain low-frequency scattering formulation for biological applications

Il Suek Koh, Woo Tae Kim, Jong Gwan Yook, Jae Chon Park

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In this paper, an efficient time domain formulation is proposed for a low-frequency scattering by a complicated inhomogeneous dielectric scatterer. The formulation is based on the Born approximation and a sampling theorem. To extend the valid region of the proposed solution, the Rayleigh scattering formulation for a small dielectric object is used to modify the Born current inside the scatterer. In order to verify the obtained formulation, scatterings by several canonical objects such as a cubic box and a sphere are compared, which are calculated by the proposed formulation and the known exact or approximate solutions of a Mie series and the Rayleigh scattering. In addition, scattering by a human head is investigated at a very low-frequency band (< 100 Hz). For the simulation, two excitations are considered: plane wave incidence from outside the head and an artificial point source located inside the head. The head model is discretized by a 3 × 3 × 3 mm 3 cubic box, which is comprised of eight types of tissue. These are blood, bone, fat, grey matter, white matter, muscle, skin and vitreous humor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-108
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Numerical Modelling: Electronic Networks, Devices and Fields
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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