Characterization of the Radiation Pattern of Antennas Using Time-Domain SphericalMultipole and Moment Expansion

Glaucio L. Ramos, Cássio G. Rego, Alexandre R. Fonseca


This paper presents results of a time-domain spherical-multipole near-to-far-field transformation together with a moment expansion applied to antenna radiation patterns. The equivalence principle is applied to the tangential fields all over the FDTD/WP-PML spatial grid and the use of the spherical-multipole expansion leads to the near-to-far-field transformation, and energy and power norms of temporal signals are used to obtain the antenna radiation patterns for transient and steady-state responses. Such approach is employed to obtain UWB antenna radiated fields and radiation patterns directly in time-domain, it being more convenient to perform an unified characterization in time and frequency domains.

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