Time domain efie and mfie formulations for analysis of transient electromagnetic scattering from 3-D dielectric objects

Baek Ho Jung, Tapan Kumar Sarkar, Magdalena Salazar-Palma

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In this paper, we investigate various methods for solving a time-domain electric field integral equation (TD-EFIE) and a timedomain magnetic field integral equation (TD-MFIE) for analyzing the transient electromagnetic response from three-dimensional (3-D) dielectric bodies. The solution method in this paper is based on the method of moments (MoM) that involves separate spatial and temporal testing procedures. Triangular patch basis functions are used for spatial expansion and testing functions for arbitrarily shaped 3-D dielectric structures. The time-domain unknown coefficients of the equivalent electric and magnetic currents are approximated using a set of orthogonal basis functions that is derived from the Laguerre functions. These basis functions are also used as the temporal testing. Numerical results involving equivalent currents and far fields computed by the proposed TD-EFIE and TD-MFIE formulations are presented and compared.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-142
Number of pages30
JournalProgress in Electromagnetics Research
StatePublished - 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Radiation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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