Electromagnetic scattering from rough surfaces using the On-Surface Radiation Boundary Condition (OSRC) method
Konidaris, Spyridon G.
Robertson, R. Clark
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Electromagnetic scattering from rough surfaces is of prime importance in the engineering field since it affects communications, radar, remote sensing, acoustics, etc. The actual problem of scattering from rough surfaces is complicated and involves three dimensional scattering from either lossy or dielectric, electrically large surface. Integral equations are widely utilized to solve this kind of problem but this solution to the problem is generally computationally intensive. In the On-Surface Radiation Boundary Condition (OSRC) method, a higher order radiation condition is imposed directly on the surface of the scatterer. This reduces the integral equation for the scattered field to a line integral which can be easily evaluated numerically. In this thesis, the OSRC method is used to formulate the problem of scattering from periodic rough, two dimensional surfaces illuminated by a transverse magnetic, plane electromagnetic wave. Three geometric surfaces are considered. A comparison is made between the present formulation, the exact solution, and the physical optics approximation.
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