Error control of the translation operator in 3D MLFMA

Michael Larkin Hastriter, Shinichiro Ohnuki, Weng Cho Chew

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This paper presents an extension of a new approach to select the truncation number for translation operators in a 3D multilevel fast multipole algorithm (MLFMA). Although error is harder to control in 3D than in 2D problems, this recently developed new approach provides better error control in 3D problems over the excess bandwidth formula.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)184-188
Number of pages5
JournalMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 5 2003


  • Addition theorem
  • Error analysis
  • Fast multipole method
  • Multilevel fast multipole algorithm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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