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By K. F. A. Hussein

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This work presents a fast computational algorithm that can be used as an alternative to the conventional surface-integral evaluation method included in the electric field integral equation (EFIE) technique when applied to a triangular-patch model for conducting surfaces of arbitrary-shape. Instead of evaluating the integrals by transformation to normalized area coordinates, they are evaluated directly in the Cartesien coordinates by dividing each triangular patch to a finite number of small triangles. In this way, a large number of double integrals is replaced by a smaller number of finite summations, which considerably reduces the time required to get the current distribution on the conducting surface without affecting the accuracy of the results. The proposed method is applied to flat and curved surfaces of different categories including open surfaces possessing edges, closed surfaces enclosing cavities and cavity-backed apertures. The accuracy of the proposed computations is realized in all of the above cases when the obtained results are compared with those obtained using the area coordinates method as well as when compared with some published results.

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K. F. A. Hussein, "Fast Computational Algoritm for EFIE Applied to Arbitrarily-Shaped Conducting Surfaces," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 68, 339-357, 2007.

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