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Numerical calculation of diffraction coefficients from building edges using FDTD method

By Weiting Cai

Abstract

Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) Method and software are applied to obtain diffraction waves from modulated Gaussian plane wave illumination for right angle wedges and Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) is used to get diffraction coefficients in a wideband in the illuminated lit region. Theta and Phi polarization in 3-dimensional, TM and TE polarization in 2-dimensional cases are considered respectively for soft and hard diffraction coefficients. Results using FDTD method of perfect electric conductor (PEC) wedge are compared with asymptotic expressions from Uniform Theory of Diffraction (UTD). Extend the PEC wedges to some homogenous conducting and dielectric building materials for diffraction coefficients that are not available analytically in practical conditions

Topics: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering
Publisher: FIU Digital Commons
Year: 1999
OAI identifier: oai:digitalcommons.fiu.edu:etd-3174

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