Weakly Dispersive Spectral Theory of Transients, Part III: Applications

Ehud Heyman*

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The spectral theory of transients (STT) formulated in Parts I and II of this paper is here applied to the evaluation of the source-excited pulsed response for a representative class of two-dimensional examples: 1) a dielectric half-space with planar interface, 2) a dielectric half-space with curved interface, and 3) an edge-terminated curved perfectly conducting sheet. These configurations give rise to a variety of propagation and diffraction phenomena such as those caused by lateral waves, by caustic-forming multiple reflected fields, by edge diffraction with formation of Shadow boundaries, and by combinations of these. The results are established by direct utilization of the general formulas in Parts I and II, with emphasis on the spectral features associated with the various wave types. Sketches of the corresponding waveforms elucidate the behavior of the observed signal response.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1258-1266
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1987


FundersFunder number
Joint Services Electronics ProF4962@83-C-0084
Office of Naval Research14-83-K-0214


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