Analysis of a Cylindrical Microstrip Antenna by the Nonorthogonal FDTD Method and Parallel Processing

  • Ronaldo O. dos Santos
  • Rodrigo M. S. de Oliveira
  • Fabricio Jose B. Barros
  • Carlos Leonidas da S.S. Sobrinho
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3124)


A computational code has been developed for analyzing 3-D radiation problems in curved geometries. To accomplish this, a suitable formulation is developed considering Maxwell equations in a general coordinate system and numerically solved by the use of a parallel curvilinear finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method. In order to validate the computational code, the method analyzes a microstrip antenna mounted on a curved surface. The results obtained by the developed code are then compared to those generated by the conventional (orthogonal) FDTD method and by experimental measurements.


Message Passing Interface Microstrip Antenna FDTD Method Radiation Problem Numerical Domain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronaldo O. dos Santos
    • 1
  • Rodrigo M. S. de Oliveira
    • 2
  • Fabricio Jose B. Barros
    • 2
  • Carlos Leonidas da S.S. Sobrinho
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto de Estudos Superiores da Amazonia (IESAM)BelemBrazil
  2. 2.Federal University of Para (UFPA)BelemBrazil

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