On the electromagnetic scattering from infinite rectangular conducting grids
Abstract
The study and development of two numerical techniques for the analysis of electromagnetic scattering from a rectangular wire mesh are described. Both techniques follow from one basic formulation and they are both solved in the spectral domain. These techniques were developed as a result of an investigation towards more efficient numerical computation for mesh scattering. These techniques are efficient for the following reasons: (a1) make use of the Fast Fourier Transform; (b2) they avoid any convolution problems by converting integrodifferential equations into algebraic equations; and (c3) they do not require inversions of any matrices. The first method, the SIT or Spectral Iteration Technique, is applied for regions where the spacing between wires is not less than two wavelengths. The second method, the SDCG or Spectral Domain Conjugate Gradient approach, can be used for any spacing between adjacent wires. A study of electromagnetic wave properties, such as reflection coefficient, induced currents and aperture fields, as functions of frequency, angle of incidence, polarization and thickness of wires is presented. Examples and comparisons or results with other methods are also included to support the validity of the new algorithms.
 Publication:

NASA STI/Recon Technical Report N
 Pub Date:
 May 1985
 Bibcode:
 1985STIN...8627515C
 Keywords:

 Algorithms;
 Conduction;
 Electromagnetic Scattering;
 Fast Fourier Transformations;
 Infinity;
 Iteration;
 Matrices (Mathematics);
 Mesh;
 Numerical Analysis;
 Spectrum Analysis;
 Algebra;
 Differential Equations;
 Incidence;
 Reflectance;
 Communications and Radar