Generalized Theory of Characteristic Modes for non-PEC Media

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Generalized theory of characteristic modes is proposed for the PMCHWT integral equation formulation of a homogeneous penetrable body. By properly expressing the weighting operator of the generalized eigenvalue equation in terms of the external radiation-related integral operators, any symmetrization or other modifications of the equations is not needed. Numerical examples are presented to demonstrate the validity of the proposed method. The obtained characteristic modes are shown to have the desired properties of physically meaningful eigenvalues and orthogonal far field patterns.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP)
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEuropean Conference on Antennas and Propagation - Krakow, Poland
Duration: 31 Mar 20195 Apr 2019
Conference number: 13

Publication series

NameProceedings of the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
ISSN (Print)2164-3342


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Antennas and Propagation
Abbreviated titleEuCAP
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    Research areas

  • Dielectric object, PMCHWT equations, Surface integral equation, Theory of characteristic modes

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