Modeling of arbitrary wire antennas above ground

Tie Jun Cui, Weng Cho Chew

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An efficient method for modeling wire antennas of arbitrary shapes and orientations above a lossy ground is presented by using Galerkin method. As oppose to the traditional point matching method, careful treatment is required for the electric-field integral equation (EFIE) and its numerical implementation. Comparing with the point matching method, only three simple Sommerfeld integrals are needed in the new method, and the convergence is much faster. To test the validity of this method, numerous numerical examples are given. Numerical results show that, for equivalent-accuracy solutions, the cell number used in this method is much fewer than that in the point matching method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)357-365
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Issue number1 II
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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