A new green's function formulation for modeling homogeneous objects in layered medium

Yongpin P. Chen, Weng Cho Chew, Lijun Jiang

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A new Green's function formulation is developed systematically for modeling general homogeneous (dielectric or magnetic) objects in a layered medium. The dyadic form of the Green's function is first derived based on the pilot vector potential approach. The matrix representation in the moment method implementation is then derived by applying integration by parts and vector identities. The line integral issue in the matrix representation is investigated, based on the continuity property of the propagation factor and the consistency of the primary term and the secondary term. The extinction theorem is then revisited in the inhomogeneous background and a surface integral equation for general homogeneous objects is set up. Different from the popular mixed potential integral equation formulation, this method avoids the artificial definition of scalar potential. The singularity of the matrix representation of the Green's function can be made as weak as possible. Several numerical results are demonstrated to validate the formulation developed in this paper. Finally, the duality principle of the layered medium Green's function is discussed in the appendix to make the formulation succinct.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6236032
Pages (from-to)4766-4776
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Dyadic form
  • homogeneous objects
  • layered medium Green's function
  • matrix representation
  • surface integral equation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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