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4 p.

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation

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doi: 10.1109/TAP.2011.2165502


The concept of effective spatial bandwidth (EBW) is extended from the case of an MAS solution for perfectly conducting (PEC) cylinders to dielectric cylinders. It is shown that the ideas and results for the conducting cylinder apply in a straightforward manner to the dielectric case. For the dielectric case, there are two auxiliary surfaces. Because the EBW calculations are independent of the scatterer material, the auxiliary surface for the scattered field will follow the same guidelines for both the PEC and dielectric cases. The guidelines for the second auxiliary surface are described and verified here. Guidelines for both a plane wave incident field and a monopole line source incident field are provided.


Accepted version. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 59, No. 12 (August 2011): 4861-4864. DOI.

© 2011 IEEE. Reprinted, with permission, from J. Richie, "Application of Spatial Bandwidth Concepts to MAS Pole Location for Dielectric Cylinders", IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, August 2011.