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Accelerated integral equation techniques for solving EM wave propagation and scattering problems

Trinh, Dung (2014) Accelerated integral equation techniques for solving EM wave propagation and scattering problems. PhD thesis, Dublin City University.

This dissertation focuses on the development of the robust, efficient and accurate numerical methods of EM wave propagation and scattering from urban, rural areas and random rough surfaces. There are four main contributions of this dissertation. - The Improved Tabulated Interaction Method (ITIM) is proposed to compute EM wave propagation over lossy terrain profiles using a coupled surface integral equation formulation. The ITIM uses a common set of basis functions in conjunction with a simple matching technique to compress the original system to a reduced system containing considerably smaller number of unknowns and therefore provide a very efficient and accurate method. - Initial efforts in using the full-wave method to compute EM wave propagation over urban areas. The un-accelerated full-wave method has a massive computational burden. In order to reduce the computational complexity, Generalized Forward Backward Method (GFBM) is applied (note that the conventional Forward Backward Method diverges in this scenario). - The Improved Forward Backward Method with Spectral Acceleration (FBM-SA) is proposed to solve the problem of 2D wave scattering from random lossy rough surfaces. - An efficient and accurate iterative method is proposed for computing the 3D wave scattering from 2D dielectric random rough surfaces. The proposed method referred to as the Block Forward Backward Method improves the convergence of the 3D FBM, makes it converge for the case of 2D dielectric surfaces. In addition the Spectral Acceleration is also modified and combined with the BFBM to reduce the computational complexity of the proposed method.
Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Date of Award:November 2014
Supervisor(s):Brennan, Conor
Subjects:Engineering > Telecommunication
Mathematics > Applied Mathematics
Mathematics > Mathematical physics
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Electronic Engineering
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Dublin City University
ID Code:20175
Deposited On:04 Dec 2014 12:15 by Conor Brennan . Last Modified 19 Jul 2018 15:04

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