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An efficient method for the TE- and TM-fields from an array on a corrugated ground plane

Une méthode efficace de calcul des champs te et tm d’une antenne en réseau sur plan de masse cannelé

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The far-field for the scalar te- and TM-cases is computed in three dimensions for a system radiating into the upper half-space. An array of sources is situated on the boundary and in between a number of infinite and equidistant rectangular grooves. Since the primary objective is to study the exterior problem, the sources are assumed to be known. Fourier transformation is used to derive matrix equations for the set of two-dimensional problems that correspond to polar directions in the far-field. When comparing the results for the two polarizations, the influence of the grooves in the ground plane is found to be weaker for the TM-case. The effects of certain singularities in the Fourier integrals are investigated by means of asymptotic methods.


Le champ lointain dans les cas scalaires te et tm est calculé en trois dimensions pour un système rayonnant vers le demi-espace supérieur. Une configuration de sources est située sur le bord et entre un nombre de cannelures infiniment longues et équidistantes. Comme l’objectif est d’étudier le problème extérieur, les sources sont considérées connues. Une transformation de Fourier est utilisée pour obtenir des équations matricielles pour l’ensemble des problèmes à deux dimensions qui correspond à des directions polaires du champ lointain. La comparaison de l’effet des cannelures pour les deux polarisations montre que l’influence est plus faible pour le cas tm. Les effets de certaines singularités dans les intégrales de Fourier sont analysés par des méthodes asymptotiques.

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Sandström, S. An efficient method for the TE- and TM-fields from an array on a corrugated ground plane. Ann. Télécommun. 50, 416–424 (1995). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02999742

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Key words

  • Antenna array
  • Electromagnetic field
  • te mode
  • tm mode
  • Fourier transformation
  • Groove
  • Periodic structure

Mots clés

  • Antenne réseau
  • Champ électromagnétique
  • Mode te
  • Mode tm
  • Transformation Fourier
  • Rainure
  • Structure périodique