A finite‐difference frequency‐domain approach for solving electromagnetic scattering by conducting bodies of revolution

J. Joseph, R. K. Gordon, R. Mittra

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In this paper, the problem of electromagnetic scattering by a conducting body of revolution is solved using the finite‐difference technique in frequency domain. Two coupled partial differential equations, derived based on the coupled azimuthal potentials introduced by Morgan, Chang, and Mei are solved over a domain surrounding the scatterer. Boundary‐fitted curvilinear coordinates, which avoid the problem of staircasing, are used to discretize the domain of computation. Results are presented to demonstrate the accuracy of the method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-150
Number of pages5
JournalMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1990



  • Body of revolution
  • finite‐difference techniques

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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