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

D. Garcia-Donoro, L. E. Garcia-Castillo, Sio Weng Ting, Y. Zhang, T. K. 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)
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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