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THE CONCEPT OF SCALE-CHANGING NETWORK IN GLOBAL ELECTROMAGNETIC SIMULATION OF COMPLEX STRUCTURES

By H. Aubert

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Abstract:
The concept of Scale-Changing Network is reported for the electromagnetic modeling of complex planar structures composed of a collection of metallic patterns printed on a dielectric surface and whose size covers a large range of scale. Examples of such multi-scale structures are provided by multi-band frequency-selective surfaces, finitesize arrays of non-identical cells and fractal planar objects. Scale-Changing Networks model the electromagnetic coupling between various scale levels in the studied structure and are computed separately. The cascade of Scale-Changing Networks bridges the gap between the smallest and the highest scale levels and allows forming a monolithic (unique) electromagnetic formulation for the global electromagnetic simulation of complex planar structures. Derivation of these networks is presented and key advantages of the electromagnetic approach are reported.

Citation:
H. Aubert, "The Concept of Scale-Changing Network in Global Electromagnetic Simulation of Complex Structures," Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 16, 127-154, 2009.
doi:10.2528/PIERB09060504

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