Dipole in Front of a Plate

Calculate the radiation pattern of a dipole in front of an electrically large plate. Several techniques available in Feko are considered and the results and resource requirements compared.

The radiation pattern is compared for the following techniques:
  1. Method of moments (MoM)
  2. Method of moments with higher order basis functions (HOBF)
  3. Finite difference time domain (FDTD)
  4. Uniform theory of diffraction (UTD)
  5. Ray-launching geometrical optics (RL-GO)
  6. Physical optics (PO)
  7. Large element physical optics (LE-PO)

Figure 1. A 3D view of the dipole with a metallic cube with symmetry in CADFEKO.
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