Solution of antenna and scattering problems involving bodies of complex shape by the integral equation method with application of special numerical methods
Abstract
The paper describes the use of the integral equation method for calculating the radiation characteristics of antennas of aircraft or satellites when the characteristic dimensions of the aircraft or satellite structure are small in comparison with the wavelength or of the same order. The application of the method to structures consisting of both wire segment and surface regions is shown. A numerical Green's function that is helpful in these computations is described. A means of dealing with internal resonances is brought forward, and a hybridization of the integral equation method with the method of geometric diffraction theory is briefly discussed.
 Publication:

Kleinheubacher Berichte
 Pub Date:
 1978
 Bibcode:
 1978KlBer..21...51S
 Keywords:

 Antenna Design;
 Antenna Radiation Patterns;
 Electromagnetic Scattering;
 Numerical Analysis;
 Surface Geometry;
 Aircraft Antennas;
 Boundary Value Problems;
 Diffraction;
 Green'S Functions;
 Integral Equations;
 Satellite Antennas;
 Space Communications, Spacecraft Communications, Command and Tracking