Matching of equivalent field regions

Jørgen Appel-Hansen, S.B. Rengarajan

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In aperture problems, integral equations for equivalent currents are often found by enforcing matching of equivalent fields. The enforcement is made in the aperture surface region adjoining the two volumes on each side of the aperture. In the case of an aperture in a planar perfectly conducting screen, having the same homogeneous medium on both sides and an impressed current on one aide, an alternative procedure is relevant. We make use of the fact that in the aperture the tangential component of the magnetic field due to the induced currents in the screen is zero. The use of such a procedure shows that equivalent currents can be found by a consideration of only one of the two volumes into which the aperture plane divides the space. Furthermore, from a consideration of an automatic matching at the aperture, additional information about tangential as well as normal field components is obtained. We compare the two procedures in this tutorial article.
Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)56-61
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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