Rigorous analysis of frequency selective surfaces of finite extent using a hybrid finite difference time domain–boundary integral equation technique

Authors

  • Hendrik Rogier,

  • Daniël De Zutter,

  • Frank Olyslager


Abstract

A hybrid finite difference time domain–boundary integral equation approach is used to model frequency selective surfaces of finite extent. Using the finite difference time domain technique, a system matrix is constructed for a box enclosing all relevant features within a unit cell. The open character of the finite frequency selective surface is modeled by coupling a boundary integral equation formulation to the system matrix found with the finite difference time domain approach. A number of relevant examples are studied, and a comparison is made between our new technique and the more classical finite difference time domain technique or the hybrid finite element–boundary integral equation method.

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