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By A. Chatterjee and R. S. Myong

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The Finite Volume Time-Domain (FVTD) method finds limited application in the simulation of electromagnetic scattering from electrically large scatterers because of the fine discretization required in terms of points-per-wavelength. An efficient implementation of a higher-order FVTD method is proposed for electrically large, perfectly conducting scatterers. Higher-order and fine-grid accuracy are preserved, despite using only a first-order spatial accuracy and a coarse grid in substantial parts of the FVTD computational domain, by partially incorporating a time-domain Physical Optics (PO) approximation for the surface current. This can result in considerable savings in computational time while analyzing geometries containing electrically large, smooth sections using the FVTD method. The higher-order FVTD method in the present work is based on an Essentially Non-Oscillatory (ENO) reconstruction and results are presented for two-dimensional perfectly conducting scatterers subject to Transverse Magnetic (TM) or Transverse Electric (TE) illumination.

A. Chatterjee and R. S. Myong, "Efficient Implementation of Higher-Order Finite Volume Time-Domain Method for Electrically Large Scatterers," Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 17, 233-254, 2009.

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