Contour Path FDTD Method for Analysis of Pyramidal Horns With Composite Inner E-Plane Walls

Panayiotis A. Tirkas, Constantine Balanis

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Abstract

The contour path finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method is used for modeling pyramidal horn antennas with or without composite E-plane inner walls. To model the pyramidal horn surface, a locally distorted grid is used. Modified equations are obtained based on the locally distorted grid and the assumptions of the contour path method. The developed algorithm is validated by comparing computed antenna gain patterns, with and without the presence of composite material, with available measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1476-1483
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Volume42
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1994

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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