Novel Nystrom Method for TDEFIE

Selcuk G., KOÇ S. S.

8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), Hague, Netherlands, 6 - 11 April 2014, pp.1315-1319 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Hague
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Page Numbers: pp.1315-1319
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Solution of surface scattering problems with electric field integral equation (EFIE) requires careful treatment of singularities introduced by the 3D dyadic Green's function when source and observation points are close to each other or coincide. One may either consult to divergence conforming basis and testing functions to reduce the order of singularity or directly deal with singularities via analytical singularity extraction methods. The latter method is a not commonly used although it enables use of less complicated pulse-like basis functions and no attempt is done to apply it in time domain. In this study a new time domain formulation for EFIE is obtained. Self-cell contribution is evaluated by efficient treatment of hypersingular integrals and close cell contribution is evaluated by increasing the number of quadrature points and applying interpolation. Explicit marching on in time (MOT) scheme along with new formulation is applied to solve transient scattering from perfect electric conductor (PEC) surfaces. Agreement with analytical results is obtained.