PML absorbing boundary conditions for the characterization of open microwave circuit components using multiresolution time-domain techniques (MRTD) Academic Article uri icon


  • The multiresolution time domain technique (MRTD) is applied to the modeling of open microwave circuit problems. Open boundaries are simulated by the use of a novel formulation of the perfect matching layer (PML) absorber. The PML is modeled both in split and nonsplit forms and can be brought right on the surface of the planar components. The applicability of the MRTD technique to complex geometries with high efficiency and accuracy in computing the fields at discontinuities is demonstrated through extensive comparisons to conventional finite difference time domain (FDTD). In addition, the numerical reflectivity of the PML absorber is investigated for a variety of cell sizes, some of which are very close to the Nyquist limit (/spl lambda//2).

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author list (cited authors)

  • Tentzeris, E. M., Robertson, R. L., Harvey, J. F., & Katehi, L.

citation count

  • 21

complete list of authors

  • Tentzeris, EM||Robertson, RL||Harvey, JF||Katehi, LPB

publication date

  • January 1999