New Formulation for the Recursive Transfer Method Using the Weak Form Theory Framework and Its Application to Microwave Scattering

Hatsuhiro KATO  Hatsuyoshi KATO  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E96-A   No.12   pp.2698-2708
Publication Date: 2013/12/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E96.A.2698
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Numerical Analysis and Optimization
Keyword: 
recursive transfer method,  weak form theory,  microwave scattering,  localized wave,  numerical method,  

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Summary: 
The recursive transfer method (RTM) is a numerical technique that was developed to analyze scattering phenomena and its formulation is constructed with a difference equation derived from a differential equation by Numerov's discretization method. However, the differential equation to which Numerov's method is applicable is restricted and therefore the application range of RTM is also limited. In this paper, we provide a new discretization scheme to extend RTM formulation using the weak form theory framework. The effectiveness of the proposed formulation is confirmed by microwave scattering induced by a metallic pillar placed asymmetrically in the waveguide. A notable feature of RTM is that it can extract a localized wave from scattering waves even if the tail of the localized wave reaches to the ends of analyzing region. The discrepancy between the experimental and theoretical data is suppressed with in an upper bound determined by the standing wave ratio of the waveguide.