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ANALYSIS OF 3-DIMENSIONAL ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS IN DISPERSIVE MEDIA USING CUDA

By M. R. Zunoubi and J. Payne

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Abstract:
This research presents the implementation of the Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) method for the solution of 3-dimensional electromagnetic problems in dispersive media using Graphics Processor Units (GPUs). By using the newly introduced CUDA technology, we illustrate the efficacy of GPUs in accelerating the FDTD computations by achieving appreciable speedup factors with great ease and at no extra hardware/software cost. We validate our approach by comparing the results with their corresponding simulated results obtained from Remcom's XFDTD software.

Citation:
M. R. Zunoubi and J. Payne, "Analysis of 3-Dimensional Electromagnetic Fields in Dispersive Media Using CUDA," Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, Vol. 16, 185-196, 2011.
doi:10.2528/PIERM10112506

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