Transmission through an arbitrarily shaped aperture in a conducting plane separating air and a chiral medium
Imeci, S.T.; Altunkiliç, F.; Mautz, J.R.; Arvas, E.
The analysis of chiral materials has been an important subject in computational electromagnetics. In this paper, the method of moments technique is used to solve the problem of transmission through an arbitrarily shaped aperture separating air and a chiral medium. The aperture is in an infinite PEC (perfect electric conductor) plane. The excitation is assumed to be a plane wave in air. The equivalence principle is used to replace the aperture with a conducting surface with an equivalent magneticc current on each side of it. By enforcing the continuity of the tangential components of the total electric and magnetic fields across the aperture, coupled integral equations are obtained. The aperture has been modeled by triangular patches. The equivalent magnetic currents are approximated by linear combinations of expansion functions. The mixed potential formulation for a homogeneous chiral medium is used to obtain the electric and the magnetic fields produced by these expansion functions. The coefficients of these expansion functions are obtained by using the method of moments to solve the coupled integral equations. © 2010 ACES.... Show more Show less