Scattering of waves from an electric dipole over an impedance wedge

Scattering of waves from an electric dipole over an impedance wedge

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This chapter deals with scattering of the electromagnetic wave emitted by a Hertzian dipole by an impedance wedge. Using a plane-wave expansion of the dipole field and the newly obtained exact solution of diffraction of a skew-incident plane electromagnetic wave by the same canonical body enables us to deduce an integral representation for the total field. Then by evaluating the multiple integral the far-field expressions are derived and studied. The formulation and the basic steps of analysis are presented. In particular, the far-field expressions for the geometrical-optics and the edge-diffracted waves, including a uniform asymptotic version of the far field are given. The numerical calculation and physical interpretation of the analysis are also carried out.

Chapter Contents:

  • 3.1 Formulation of the problem and plane-wave expansion of the incident field
  • 3.1.1 Statement of the problem
  • 3.1.2 The Hertz vector and plane-wave expansion of the incident field
  • 3.2 The integral representation of the total field
  • 3.2.1 Integral formulation
  • 3.2.2 Formulation of the problem for (r, φ, α, β)
  • 3.2.3 Representation for the spectral functions
  • 3.3 Deformation of the contours of integration and the geometrical-optics (GO) field
  • 3.3.1 Saddle points, polar singularities, and residues
  • 3.3.2 Branch cuts for auxiliary angles
  • 3.3.3 The geometrical-optics field
  • 3.4 The diffracted wave from the edge of the wedge
  • 3.4.1 Nonuniform expression
  • 3.4.2 The UAT formulation
  • 3.5 Expressions for surface waves
  • 3.5.1 Surface waves excited directly by the dipole
  • 3.5.2 Surface waves excited at the edge by an incident space wave
  • 3.6 Numerical results
  • 3.7 Appendices
  • 3.7.1 Appendix A. Multidimensional saddle-point method
  • 3.7.2 Appendix B. The reciprocity principle

Inspec keywords: electromagnetic wave scattering; numerical analysis; electric impedance; electromagnetic wave diffraction; electric moments; geometrical optics

Other keywords: edge-diffracted waves; far-field expressions; skew-incident plane electromagnetic wave diffraction; impedance wedge; plane-wave expansion; dipole field; electric dipole; numerical calculation; physical interpretation; geometrical optics; integral representation; electromagnetic wave scattering; uniform asymptotic far field; Hertzian dipole

Subjects: Electromagnetic wave propagation; Electromagnetic waves: theory; Numerical approximation and analysis; Other numerical methods

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