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  • Main Title FDTD simulation tools for UWB antenna analysis.


  • Author: Brocato, Robert Wesley
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Name: Sandia National Laboratories
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 2004-12-01


  • English


  • Content Description: 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.
  • Physical Description: 53 p.


  • Keyword: Time Domain Analysis.
  • Keyword: Excitation
  • Keyword: Computerized Simulation
  • Keyword: Finite Difference Method Time Domain Analysis.
  • STI Subject Categories: 42 Engineering
  • Keyword: Antennas.
  • Keyword: Antennas


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


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