Computations of electromagnetic wave scattering from penetrable composite targets using a surface integral equation method with multiple traces

Zhen Peng, Kheng Hwee Lim, Jin Fa Lee

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Abstract

We present a surface integral equation domain decomposition method (SIE-DDM) for time harmonic electromagnetic wave scattering from bounded composite targets. The proposed SIE-DDM starts by partitioning the composite object into homogeneous sub-regions with constant material properties. Each of the sub-regions is comprised of two sub-domains (the interior of the penetrable object, and the exterior free space), separated on the material interface. The interior and the exterior boundary value problems are coupled to each other through the Robin transmission conditions, which are prescribed on the material/domain interface. A generalized combined field integral equation is employed for both the interior and the exterior sub-domains. Convergence studies of the proposed SIE-DDM are included for both single homogeneous objects and composite penetrable objects. Furthermore, a complex large-scale simulation is conducted to demonstrate the capability of the proposed method to model multi-scale electrically large targets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6308708
Pages (from-to)256-270
Number of pages15
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Volume61
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Domain decomposition method
  • electromagnetic scattering
  • integral equation method
  • Maxwell's equations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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