Scattering of electromagnetic waves by a perfectly conducting half plane below a stratified overburden


  • Olle Olsson


By expanding the electromagnetic field into plane wave eigenfunctions, an integral equation is obtained which describes the coupling between an overburden, consisting of an arbitrary number of plane layers and an arbitrary object beneath a stratified half space. As an example of the technique, a perfectly conducting half plane inclined to the strata in a substratum is discussed. In this case the kernel of the integral equation may be expressed in terms of elementary functions. Numerical results are discussed for a plane wave incident on the ground.