FDTD simulation tools for UWB antenna analysis.

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This paper describes the development of a set of software tools useful for analyzing ultra-wideband (UWB) antennas and structures. These tools are used to perform finite difference time domain (FDTD) simulation of a conical antenna with continuous wave (CW) and UWB pulsed excitations. The antenna is analyzed using spherical coordinate-based FDTD equations that are derived from first principles. The simulation results for CW excitation are compared to simulation and measured results from published sources; the results for UWB excitation are new.

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Brocato, Robert Wesley December 1, 2004.

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This paper describes the development of a set of software tools useful for analyzing ultra-wideband (UWB) antennas and structures. These tools are used to perform finite difference time domain (FDTD) simulation of a conical antenna with continuous wave (CW) and UWB pulsed excitations. The antenna is analyzed using spherical coordinate-based FDTD equations that are derived from first principles. The simulation results for CW excitation are compared to simulation and measured results from published sources; the results for UWB excitation are new.

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  • Report No.: SAND2004-6577
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/920838 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 920838
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc899469

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Brocato, Robert Wesley. FDTD simulation tools for UWB antenna analysis., report, December 1, 2004; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc899469/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.