A Novel Numerical Technique for Analyzing Metasurfaces


2019 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting, Atlanta, GA, USA, United States Of America, 7 - 12 July 2019 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/apusncursinrsm.2019.8888725
  • City: Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Keywords: truncated periodic array, metasurfaces, electromagnetic scattering, periodic boundary conditions, finite element method (FEM), method of moments (MoM)
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This work presents a novel technique for efficient numerical modeling of electromagnetic scattering from metasurfaces comprising of truncated periodic or locally-varying quasi-periodic surfaces. The proposed technique hybridizes the periodic Finite Element Method (FEM) with the Method of Moments (MoM) to develop an algorithm far more efficient than conventional numerical methods for electromagnetic scattering from arbitrary objects. The key feature of the proposed algorithm is that it takes advantage of the quasi-periodic nature of metasurfaces to derive high-level Macro Basis Functions (MBFs) derived by using the FEM, and subsequently used to derive a reduced MoM matrix for the unknown coefficients of the MBFs. Numerical results are derived and validated by comparing them with those obtained from commercial softwares.