Finite-difference time-domain technique for radiation by horn antennas

Panayiotis A. Tirkas, Constantine Balanis

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A generalization of the FD-TD (finite-difference time-domain) method, the contour path FD-TD method, is applied to model radiation by horn antennas. The contour path FD-TD method takes into account the nonrectangular antenna surface by distorting the contours near and on the flared surface of the horn antenna. The remaining cells away from the flared parts retain their basic cubic form. In the present work, both the staircase and contour path FD-TD approaches are used to compute and compare radiation patterns from E-plane, H-plane, and pyramidal horn antennas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication1991 Digest
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0780301447
StatePublished - Dec 1 1991
EventAntennas and Propagation Society Symposium - London, Ont, Can
Duration: Jun 24 1991Jun 28 1991

Publication series

NameAP-S International Symposium (Digest) (IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society)
ISSN (Print)0272-4693


OtherAntennas and Propagation Society Symposium
CityLondon, Ont, Can

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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