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Slot spiral antenna modeling using hybrid/mixed FE-BI techniqueThis report is concerned with the numerical simulation of the printed slot spiral antenna (SSA) using the finite element - boundary integral (FE-BI) analysis. It has been reported that the FE-BI technique is suited for modeling microstrip patch antennas of any shape, printed on layered planar structure or cylindrical platform and fed with a coaxial cable or a microstripline network underneath the radiating elements. However, direct application of the hybrid FE-BI technique to thin slot spirals requires excessive sampling rates to accurately simulate the geometry. To alleviate the meshing/modeling difficulties encountered with cavity-backed slot antennas, we describe a mixed finite element-boundary integral formulation. As in the past, the boundary integral is used to describe the radiation of the slot above the cavity. However the cavity is now modeled using a suitable mix of edge and node elements. The latter are used only at the aperture of the thin slot so that the nodes follow the center line of the slot. In this manner, regular size elements can be used regardless of the slot's width and any meshing restrictions are substantially relaxed. The proposed mixed element FE-BI formulation introduces three different computational regions and as expected this complicates the generation of the discrete system.
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Gong, Jian (Michigan Univ. Ann Arbor, MI, United States)
Volakis, John L. (Michigan Univ. Ann Arbor, MI, United States)
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September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1995
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Publication: Simulation of Thin Slot Spirals and Dual Circular Patch Antennas Using the Finite Element Method with Mixed Elements
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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