Planewave diffraction by a wedge  A spectral domain approach
Abstract
The canonical problem of plane wave diffraction by a wedge in the context of the spectral domain approach which exploits the relationship between the induced current on a scatterer and its far field is investigated. It is shown how the exact solution to the wedge diffraction problem can be manipulated in a form which enables one to interpret the far scattered field as the Fourier transform of the physical optics (PO) current on the two faces of the wedge augmented by the fringe current near the tip of the wedge. A uniform asymptotic expansion for the total field which slightly modifies the Ansatz in the uniform asymptotic theory of electromagnetic edge diffraction is constructed.
 Publication:

IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
 Pub Date:
 January 1984
 DOI:
 10.1109/TAP.1984.1143190
 Bibcode:
 1984ITAP...32...20C
 Keywords:

 Electromagnetic Scattering;
 External Surface Currents;
 Far Fields;
 Geometrical Theory Of Diffraction;
 Spectral Theory;
 Wedges;
 Asymptotic Methods;
 Canonical Forms;
 ElectroOptics;
 Fourier Transformation;
 H Waves;
 Physical Optics;
 Communications and Radar