Publications [#269741] of David R. Smith

Papers Published
  1. Allen, JW; Steyskal, H; Smith, DR, Impedance and complex power of radiating elements under electromagnetic source transformation, Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, vol. 53 no. 7 (2011), pp. 1524-1527 [doi] .

    Transformation optics is a methodology that has proven useful in the design of complex media used to alter and control electromagnetic waves in either passive space or regions that contain source distributions. Recently it has been shown that the application of source transformations can reshape field radiation patterns corresponding to arbitrarily shaped sources. In the accompanying numerical confirmations, the effect of source transformations on fundamental quantities that are critical to the design and evaluation of antenna based systems - such as complex power and impedance, remain unexplored. In this paper, we present results of theoretical analysis as well as full wave finite element simulations, proving that the complex power and impedance associated with an electromagnetic source are not changed by source transformation methods. These results open the door to the application of source transformations for the design of practical antenna based systems, such as conformal and phased array antenna design. Copyright © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.