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Plane-Wave Theory of Time-Domain Fields : Near-Field Scanning Applications

ISBN: 978-0-7803-3428-1
394 pages
June 1999, Wiley-IEEE Press
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"This invaluable book provides a comprehensive framework for the formulation and solution ofnumerous problems involving the radiation, reception, propagation, and scattering of electromagnetic and acoustic waves. Filled with original derivations and theorems, it includes the first rigorous development of plane-wave expansions for time-domain electromagnetic and acoustic fields.

For the past 35 years, near-field measurement techniques have been confined to the frequency domain. Now, with the publication of this book, probe-corrected near-field measurement techniques have been extended to ultra-wide-band, short-pulse transmitting and receiving antennas and transducers.

By combining unencumbered straightforward derivations with in-depth expositions of prerequisite material, the authors have created an invaluable resource for research scientists and engineers in electromagnetics and acoustics, and a definitive reference on plane-wave expansions and near-field measurements.

Featured topics include:
* An introduction to the basic electromagnetic and acoustic field equations
* A rigorous development of time-domain and frequency-domain plane-wave representations
* The formulation of time-domain, frequency-domain, and static planar near-field measurement techniques with and without probe-correction
* Sampling theorems and computation schemes for time-domain and frequency-domain fields
* Analytic-signal formulas that simplify the formulation and analysis of transient fields
* Wave phenomena, such as ``electromagnetic missiles"" encountered only in the time domain
* Definitive force and power relations for electromagnetic and acoustic fields and sources."

Sponsored by:
IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society.
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Table of Contents




Electromagnetic and Acoustic Field Equations.

Frequency-Domain Representations.

Static Electric and Magnetic Fields.

Time-Domain Representations.

Probe Correction in the Frequency Domain.

Probe Correction in the Time Domain.

Sampling Theorems and Computation Schemes.

Appendix A: Uniqueness of Solution to Laplace's Equation.

Appendix B: Proofs of Theorems 2-I and 2-II.

Appendix C: Uniqueness of Solution to the Scalar Helmholtz Equation.

Appendix D: Validation of the Plane-Wave Spectrum Representation.


Glossary of Symbols.


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About the Authors...
Thorkild B. Hansen has worked for the past 10 years on research problems in electromagnetics and acoustics. Within high-frequency diffraction theory, he has developed methods for calculating scattering from corners, narrow grooves, and shadow boundaries. Dr. Hansen has also formulated planar and spherical near-field scanning techniques in the time domain, and derived exact beam representations that are alternatives to the classical multipole expansions. His recent work includes forward and inverse scattering problems for ground-penetrating and subsurface radars.
Arthur D. Yaghjian s research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, at the Air Force Research Laboratory, and most recently as an independent consultant in electromagnetics, has led to the development of exact, numerical, and high-frequency methods for predicting and measuring the near and far fields of antennas and scatterers. He has contributed to the determination of electromagnetic fields in continuous media and to the formulation of classical equations of motion of charged particles.
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