Radiation and scattering from large polygonal cylinders, transverse electric fields
Abstract
The computation of radiation and scattering of electromagnetic fields by electrically large convex conducting cylinders, using the geometrical theory of diffraction (GTD) is considered. A general computer program has been developed for the transverse electric case. Illustrative computations are made for examples of radiation from a line source of magnetic current in the vicinity of a polygonal cylinder, scattering of plane waves, radiation from slots, and radiation from electric dipoles. Also given are examples of computations for conducting strips, grazing incidence on polygonal cylinders, and scattering from small cylinders. The computational accuracy is checked by comparing the results to corresponding ones computed by a moment solution to the Hfield integral equation.
 Publication:

IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
 Pub Date:
 July 1976
 DOI:
 10.1109/TAP.1976.1141362
 Bibcode:
 1976ITAP...24..469M
 Keywords:

 Computer Programs;
 Cylindrical Bodies;
 Electromagnetic Scattering;
 Polygons;
 Scattering Cross Sections;
 Wave Diffraction;
 Electric Conductors;
 Electric Dipoles;
 Electric Fields;
 Error Analysis;
 Integral Equations;
 Plane Waves;
 Radiation Distribution;
 Communications and Radar