This paper introduces a moment-method formulation, which is capable of accurately modeling moderately thick cylindrical wire antennas. New algorithms are presented for the efficient computation of the cylindrical wire kernel and related impedance matrix integrals. These algorithms make use of exact series representations as well as efficient numerical procedures and lead to a significant reduction in overall computation time for thicker wires. Another major advantage of this momentmethod technique is that it is no longer restricted by the segment length-to-radius ratio limitations inherent in past formulations, thereby making it possible to achieve solution convergence for a much wider class of wire antenna structures. Several examples illustrating the superior convergence properties of this new moment-method formulation are presented and discussed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering