Scattering of a Scalar Plane Wave by a Sinusoidal Edge


IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E96-C   No.1   pp.55-59
Publication Date: 2013/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.E96.C.55
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: BRIEF PAPER
Category: Scattering and Diffraction
half plane,  edge diffraction,  field integral,  asymptotic evaluation,  physical optics,  GTD,  

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We deal with the scattering of a scalar plane wave by a half plane with a sinusoidally deformed edge from a straight edge by a physical optics approximation. The normal incidence of a plane wave to an edge is assumed. A contribution of an edge to the field integral is asymptotically evaluated and the basic properties of the scattering caused by the edge deformation is clarified. The scattering pattern has peaks at specific scattering angles, which agree with diffraction angles calculated by the well-known grating formula for normal incidence. Some numerical examples are shown and it is shown that the results are in good agreement with the results obtained by the GTD method for low angle incidence.