Line Source Excitation of an Array of Circular Metamaterial Cylinders: Boundary Value Solution and Applications

  • Bassem H. Henin
  • Atef Z. Elsherbeni
  • Mohamed H. Al Sharkawy
  • Fan Yang
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A rigorous semi-analytical solution for electromagnetic scattering from an array of parallel circular cylinders of arbitrary radii and positions due to a line source excitation is developed. The cylinders can be any of three materials: metamaterial, dielectric, perfect electric conductor or a combination. Two different applications are presented here; the use of the characteristics of metamaterial to enhance the performance of corner reflector antennas, and the creation of a plane wave in the near field from an array of conducting cylinders excited by a line source.


Plane Wave Circular Cylinder Line Source Scattered Field Corner Reflector 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bassem H. Henin
    • 1
  • Atef Z. Elsherbeni
    • 1
  • Mohamed H. Al Sharkawy
    • 2
  • Fan Yang
    • 1
  1. 1.The Center of Applied Electromagnetic Systems Research (CASER)Department of Electrical Engineering, The University of Mississippi, UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime TransportCollege of Engineering and TechnologyAlexandriaEgypt

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