Multilevel fast multipole algorithm for general targets on a half-space interface

Zhijun Liu, Jiangqi He, Yongjun Xie, Anders Sullivan, Lawrence Carin

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Abstract

The multilevel fast multipole algorithm (MLFMA) is considered for scattering from an electrically large conducting or dielectric target resting on the interface of a dielectric half-space. We focus on analysis of the half-space Green's function such that it is computed efficiently and accurately, while retaining a form that is applicable to an MLFMA analysis. Attention is also directed toward development of a simple preconditioner to accelerate convergence of the conjugate-gradient solver. The utility of the model is examined for several applications, including scattering from an electrically large vehicle, trees, and rough dielectric interfaces in the presence of a dielectric half-space background.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1838-1849
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Volume50
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

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