New developments in the eigenmode projection technique (EPT) are introduced in solving problems of electromagnetic resonance in closed cavities as well as scattering from discontinuities in guided-wave structures. The EPT invokes the eigenmodes of a canonical predefined cavity in the solution procedure and uses the expansion of these eigenmodes to solve Maxwell's equations, in conjunction with a convenient choice of port boundary conditions. For closed cavities, a new spurious-mode separation method is developed, showing robust and efficient spurious-mode separation. This has been tested using more complex and practical examples demonstrating the powerful use of the presented approach. For waveguide scattering problems, convergence studies are being performed showing stable solutions for a relatively small number of expansion modes, and the proposed method has advantages over conventional solvers in analyzing electromagnetic problems with inhomogeneous materials. These convergence studies also lead to an efficient rule-of-thumb for the number of modes to be used in the simulation. The ability to handle closed and open structures is presented in a unified framework that highlights the generality of the EPT which could be used to analyze and design a variety of microwave components.
Solution of cavity resonance and waveguide scattering problems using the eigenmode projection technique
Mamdouh H. Nasr, Mohamed A. K. Othman, Islam A. Eshrah, Tamer M. Abuelfadl; Solution of cavity resonance and waveguide scattering problems using the eigenmode projection technique. J. Appl. Phys. 14 April 2017; 121 (14): 143105. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4979860
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