Diffraction by a right-angled impedance wedge
Article first published online: 6 MAY 2008
Copyright 2008 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 43, Issue 4, August 2008
How to Cite
2008), Diffraction by a right-angled impedance wedge, Radio Sci., 43, RS4S02, doi:10.1029/2007RS003787., and (
- Issue published online: 6 MAY 2008
- Article first published online: 6 MAY 2008
- Manuscript Accepted: 6 MAR 2008
- Manuscript Revised: 19 FEB 2008
- Manuscript Received: 23 NOV 2007
- canonical problem;
- diffraction coefficient;
- electromagnetic scattering
 A plane electromagnetic wave is incident at an oblique (skew) angle on a wedge of open angle 3π/2 with scalar face impedances, the same on both faces. When the theory previously developed for wedges of arbitrary angle with tensor face impedances is specialized to this case, the analysis simplifies, and the resulting expressions for the geometrical optics, surface wave and diffracted fields are presented. Because of the practical importance of this geometry, a large set of figures is included showing the behavior of the diffracted field for a variety of face impedances.