Higher order finite element method solver for RCS computation of complex targets

D. Garcia-Donoro, L. E. Garcia-Castillo, Sio Weng Ting, Y. Zhang, Tapan Kumar Sarkar

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An electromagnetic in-house parallel EM solver for RCS computation of complex target is presented in this paper. The solver makes use of a weak formulation based on double curl vector wave equation discretized with the higher-order isoparametric curl-conforming tetrahedral finite element rigorous implementations of Nédélec first family of elements. For RCS analysis, a non-standard mesh truncation technique, FE-IIEE (Finite Element - Iterative Integral Equation Evaluation) is used providing an arbitrarily exact absorbing boundary condition while retaining the original sparse structure of the FEM matrices. A numerical example is presented showing the reliability, performance, and versatility of the FEM solver for RCS computation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIET Conference Publications
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology
StatePublished - 2015
EventIET International Radar Conference 2015 - Hangzhou, China
Duration: Oct 14 2015Oct 16 2015


OtherIET International Radar Conference 2015


  • FEM
  • Higher order basis functions
  • RCS computation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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