Comparative Study of Analytical and Numerical Techniques in Modeling Electromagnetic Scattering from Single and Double Knife-Edge in 2D Ground Wave Propagation Problems

ÖZGÜN Ö., Sevgi L.

APPLIED COMPUTATIONAL ELECTROMAGNETICS SOCIETY JOURNAL, vol.27, no.5, pp.376-388, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.376-388
  • Keywords: Diffraction, electromagnetic scattering, geometric optics (GO), ground wave propagation, two-way split-step parabolic equation method, uniform theory of diffraction (UTD), GEOMETRICAL-THEORY, DIFFRACTION, TERRAIN
  • TED University Affiliated: Yes


This paper presents a comparative study of some analytical and numerical techniques in the solution of a classical problem of electromagnetic scattering from single and double knife edge above ground. The results of the analytical exact and asymptotic techniques (such as uniform theory of diffraction, parabolic equation diffiaction method) are compared with the two-way split-step parabolic equation method (SSPE), through several numerical simulations. Salutary discussions on their capabilities and limitations are presented. Codes used in the simulations are provided in the end.