Antenna Design by Using Method of Moments

Kunio SAWAYA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E88-B   No.5   pp.1766-1773
Publication Date: 2005/05/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e88-b.5.1766
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Recent Progress in Antennas and Propagation Researches--Selected Papers Translated from the IEICE Transactions on Communications (Japanese Edition)--)
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Keyword: 
method of moments,  electromagnetic field,  antenna,  numerical analysis,  scattering,  

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Summary: 
The theory of the method of moments (MoM), which has been widely used as a numerical technique for analyzing the characteristics of antennas and scatterers, is described. First, the steps of MoM to solve integral equations for conducting wires and planes are presented. It is pointed out that MoM combined with Galerkin's method yields highly accurate results. The importance of ensuring the continuity condition of current on conducting bodies is emphasized and numerical examples for a conducting structure involving junctions of wire segments and planar segments are presented. Finally, MoM for dielectric scatterers including recent developments is described.