A novel algorithm designed to compute efficiently and accurately the high-frequency electromagnetic scattering from open-ended waveguide cavities is presented. The cavity is converted into a stepped-waveguide model so that the field spectra are propagated, forward and backward, along each waveguide section. As boundary conditions for perfect electric conductors are applied via image theory, they are of local nature and take into account only the first-order interactions between each pair of waveguide sections. Accordingly, additional forward-backward iterations must be performed if multiple interactions are to be taken into account. Finally, the radar cross section due to the interior irradiation is calculated by a Kirchhoff-based aperture integral. Good agreement with method of moments and hybrid modal solutions is found, as well as with experimental data, for two-dimensional and three-dimensional cavities with rectangular cross section.
CitationRius Casals, J.M; Lozano Solsona, A; Cardama Aznar, A; Jofre Roca, L. Spectral iterative algorithm for RCS computation in electrically large or intermediate perfectly conducting cavities. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 1994, vol. 42, núm. 6, pàg. 790-797
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