Application of FDTD/kirchhoff method for radiation pattern calculation

P. D'Atanasio, A. Zambotti, A. Moro, R. Casilli

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In this paper we describe a hybrid method to calculate radiation pattern for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and microwave antennas, which employs the Finite Difference in Time Domain (FDTD) algorithm and the Kirchhoff's integral as near-to-far-field transformation. The memory requirements of such a method are discussed and evaluated. A Log-Periodic Dipole Array (LPDA) antenna has been chosen as test case; the numerical simulation results are compared against experimental measurements, showing a good agreement.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event2005 European Microwave Conference - , France
Duration: 1 Jan 2005 → …


Conference2005 European Microwave Conference
Period1/1/05 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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D'Atanasio, P., Zambotti, A., Moro, A., & Casilli, R. (2005). Application of FDTD/kirchhoff method for radiation pattern calculation. Paper presented at 2005 European Microwave Conference, France.