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# Roger F. Harrington

Bio: Roger F. Harrington is an academic researcher from Syracuse University. The author has contributed to research in topics: Method of moments (statistics) & Aperture. The author has an hindex of 39, co-authored 139 publications receiving 19818 citations.

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01 Jan 1968

TL;DR: This first book to explore the computation of electromagnetic fields by the most popular method for the numerical solution to electromagnetic field problems presents a unified approach to moment methods by employing the concepts of linear spaces and functional analysis.

Abstract: From the Publisher:
"An IEEE reprinting of this classic 1968 edition, FIELD COMPUTATION BY MOMENT METHODS is the first book to explore the computation of electromagnetic fields by the most popular method for the numerical solution to electromagnetic field problems. It presents a unified approach to moment methods by employing the concepts of linear spaces and functional analysis. Written especially for those who have a minimal amount of experience in electromagnetic theory, this book illustrates theoretical and mathematical concepts to prepare all readers with the skills they need to apply the method of moments to new, engineering-related problems.Written especially for those who have a minimal amount of experience in electromagnetic theory, theoretical and mathematical concepts are illustrated by examples that prepare all readers with the skills they need to apply the method of moments to new, engineering-related problems."

6,593 citations

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01 Jun 1961

TL;DR: In this paper, a revised version of the Revised edition of the book has been published, with a new introduction to the concept of plane wave functions and spherical wave functions, as well as a detailed discussion of the properties of these functions.

Abstract: Foreword to the Revised Edition. Preface. Fundamental Concepts. Introduction to Waves. Some Theorems and Concepts. Plane Wave Functions. Cylindrical Wave Functions. Spherical Wave Functions. Perturbational and Variational Techniques. Microwave Networks. Appendix A: Vector Analysis. Appendix B: Complex Permittivities. Appendix C: Fourier Series and Integrals. Appendix D: Bessel Functions. Appendix E: Legendre Functions. Bibliography. Index.

5,655 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, a theory of characteristic modes for conducting bodies is developed starting from the operator formulation for the current, and the modes are the same ones introduced by Garbacz to diagonalize the scattering matrix of the body.

Abstract: A theory of characteristic modes for conducting bodies is developed starting from the operator formulation for the current. The mode currents form a weighted orthogonal set over the conductor surface, and the mode fields form an orthogonal set over the sphere at infinity. It is shown that the modes are the same ones introduced by Garbacz to diagonalize the scattering matrix of the body. Formulas for the use of these modes in antenna and scatterer problems are given. For electrically small and intermediate size bodies, only a few modes are needed to characterize the electromagnetic behavior of the body.

1,432 citations

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01 Feb 1967TL;DR: A unified treatment of matrix methods useful for field problems is given in this paper, where the basic mathematical concept is the method of moments, by which the functional equations of field theory are reduced to matrix equations.

Abstract: A unified treatment of matrix methods useful for field problems is given. The basic mathematical concept is the method of moments, by which the functional equations of field theory are reduced to matrix equations. Several examples of engineering interest are included to illustrate the procedure. The problem of radiation and scattering by wire objects of arbitrary shape is treated in detail, and illustrative computations are given for linear wires. The wire object is represented by an admittance matrix, and excitation of the object by a voltage matrix. The current on the wire object is given by the product of the admittance matrix with the voltage matrix. Computation of a field quantity corresponds to multiplication of the current matrix by a measurement matrix. These concepts can be generalized to apply to objects of arbitrary geometry and arbitrary material.

669 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, a procedure for computing the characteristic modes for conducting bodies of arbitrary shape is developed, which can be applied to conducting body of revolution and to wire objects, and general computer programs are discussed.

Abstract: A procedure for computing the characteristic modes for conducting bodies of arbitrary shape is developed. The method is applied to conducting bodies of revolution and to wire objects, and general computer programs are discussed. Illustrative examples of the computation of characteristic currents and characteristic fields are given for a cone-sphere, a disk, and a wire arrow. Modal solutions using these modes are computed for representative antenna and scattering problems to illustrate convergence of the solution as the number of modes is increased.

518 citations

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TL;DR: An overview of beamforming from a signal-processing perspective is provided, with an emphasis on recent research.

Abstract: An overview of beamforming from a signal-processing perspective is provided, with an emphasis on recent research. Data-independent, statistically optimum, adaptive, and partially adaptive beamforming are discussed. Basic notation, terminology, and concepts are included. Several beamformer implementations are briefly described. >

4,122 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors used the discrete-dipole approximation (DDA) for scattering calculations, including the relationship between the DDA and other methods, including complex-conjugate gradient algorithms and fast-Fourier transform methods.

Abstract: The discrete-dipole approximation (DDA) for scattering calculations, including the relationship between the DDA and other methods, is reviewed. Computational considerations, i.e., the use of complex-conjugate gradient algorithms and fast-Fourier-transform methods, are discussed. We test the accuracy of the DDA by using the DDA to compute scattering and absorption by isolated, homogeneous spheres as well as by targets consisting of two contiguous spheres. It is shown that, for dielectric materials (|m| ≲ 2), the DDA permits calculations of scattering and absorption that are accurate to within a few percent.

3,283 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, highly absorbing boundary conditions for two-dimensional time-domain electromagnetic field equations are presented for both two-and three-dimensional configurations and numerical results are given that clearly exhibit the accuracy and limits of applicability of these boundary conditions.

Abstract: When time-domain electromagnetic-field equations are solved using finite-difference techniques in unbounded space, there must be a method limiting the domain in which the field is computed. This is achieved by truncating the mesh and using absorbing boundary conditions at its artificial boundaries to simulate the unbounded surroundings. This paper presents highly absorbing boundary conditions for electromagnetic-field equations that can be used for both two-and three-dimensional configurations. Numerical results are given that clearly exhibit the accuracy and limits of applicability of highly absorbing boundary conditions. A simplified, but equally accurate, absorbing condition is derived for two- dimensional time-domain electromagnetic-field problems.

2,553 citations

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30 Nov 1993

TL;DR: Details of Element Pattern and Mutual Impedance Effects for Phased Arrays and Special Array Feeds for Limited Field of View and Wideband Arrays are presented.

Abstract: Phased Arrays in Radar and Communication Systems. Pattern Characteristics and Synthesis of Linear and Planar Arrays. Patterns of Nonplanar Arrays. Elements, Transmission Lines, and Feed Architectures for Phased Arrays. Summary of Element Pattern and Mutual Impedance Effects. Array Error Effects. Special Array Feeds for Limited Field of View and Wideband Arrays.

2,233 citations

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TL;DR: A surface plasmon polariton (SPP) is an electromagnetic excitation existing on the surface of a good metal, whose electromagnetic field decays exponentially with distance from the surface.

2,211 citations