Electromagnetic coupling by a wire through a cavity-backed circular aperture in an infinite screen
AuthorWright, Diana Beth, 1963-
AdvisorDudley, Donald G.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe problem of a wire penetrating a circular aperture in an infinite screen and coupling energy into a cavity behind that screen is considered. We formulate an integral equation in terms of the electric field in the aperture. This integral equation is solved using two approximate methods: a zeroth-order approximation valid at low frequencies, and the method of moments. In addition, we introduce an equivalent circuit model to aid in our physical interpretation of the problem. Numerical results for the interior current on the wire and for the equivalent circuit admittance parameters are presented in order to provide a comparison between the two approximations. Inside the cavity, we examine the components of the electric field as a function of position. Finally, the exterior magnetic field far from the aperture is studied as a function of frequency. We examine the relationship between interior resonance features associated with the presence of the cavity and observations of the exterior field.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Electrical and Computer Engineering