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IEEE Trans Antennas Propag
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Radiation and Scattering from Structures Involving Finite-Size Dielectric Regions

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A full-wave approach is presented for calculating the scattered fields produced by structures that involve finite-size dielectric regions. The dielectric is first approximated by an array of interlocking thin-wall sections; the electric field boundary conditions are later applied through the use of appropriate surface impedances. Rooftop basis functions, chosen to represent the surface current, are appropriately placed on the thin-wall sections in such a way as to accurately represent the polarization current while preventing fictitious charge within the dielectric. Rooftop currents are also used to represent the current on any conductor that may be present. The matrix elements are calculated, depending upon the distance between the source and field locations, through a scheme that employs Taylor series expansions and point source approximations. The technique is applied to scattering from dielectric cubes and composite dielectric-conductor structures, and to radiation from microstrip structures. Numerical convergence and agreement with the literature are demonstrated. © 1990 IEEE

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01 Jan 1990

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IEEE Trans Antennas Propag

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