Improved Multilevel Fast Multipole Method for Higher-Order discretizations

Oscar Peter Borries, Peter Meincke, Erik Jorgensen, Stig Busk Sorensen, Per Christian Hansen

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The Multilevel Fast Multipole Method (MLFMM) allows for a reduced computational complexity when solving electromagnetic scattering problems. Combining this with the reduced number of unknowns provided by Higher-Order discretizations has proven to be a difficult task, with the general conclusion being that going above 2nd order is not worthwhile. In this paper, we challenge this conclusion, providing results that demonstrate the potential performance gains with Higher-Order MLFMM and showing some modifications to the traditional MLFMM that can benefit both Higher-Order and standard discretizations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2014)
Publication date2014
ISBN (Print)978-88-907018-4-9
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventEuCAP 2014: 8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation - World Forum, The Hague, Netherlands
Duration: 6 Apr 201411 Apr 2014


ConferenceEuCAP 2014
LocationWorld Forum
CityThe Hague
Internet address


  • Aerospace
  • Communication, Networking and Broadcast Technologies
  • Fields, Waves and Electromagnetics
  • Accuracy
  • Antennas
  • Computational Electromagnetics
  • Electromagnetic Scattering
  • Higher-Order Discretization
  • Integral equations
  • Memory management
  • Method of moments
  • Multilevel Fast Multipole Method
  • Scattering


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