In this paper, the authors present a new and robust conformal Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) algorithm for the accurate modeling of perfectly conducting objects with curved surfaces and edges. We illustrate the application of this approach by analyzing a number of representative antenna and cavity problems. These include a quarter wave monopole mounted on a perfectly conducting elliptic disk, a circular patch antenna, and a cylindrical cavity. We validate the me~od by comparing the results for the pattern, impedance and resonant frequency, etc., with those derived by using other techniques.


Electrical and Computer Engineering



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