TD-CFIE formulation for transient electromagnetic scattering from 3-D dielectric objects

Young Hwan Lee, Baek Ho Jung, Tapan K. Sarkar, Mengtao Yuan, Zhong Ji, Seong Ook Park

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In this paper, we present a time domain combined field integral equation formulation (TD-CFIE) to analyze the transient electromagnetic response from dielectric objects. The solution method is based on the method of moments which involves separate spatial and temporal testing procedures. A set of the RWG functions is used for spatial expansion of the equivalent electric and magnetic current densities, and a combination of RWG and its orthogonal component is used for spatial testing. The time domain unknowns are approximated by a set of orthonormal basis functions derived from the Laguerre polynomials. These basis functions are also used for temporal testing. Use of this temporal expansion function characterizing the time variable makes it possible to handle the time derivative terms in the integral equation and decouples the space-time continuum in an analytic fashion. Numerical results computed by the proposed formulation are compared with the solutions of the frequency domain combined field integral equation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-17
Number of pages10
JournalETRI Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2007


  • CFIE
  • Dielectric
  • Electromagnetic scattering
  • Laguerre polynomial
  • Transient

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • General Computer Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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