Proceedings of the 2017 2nd International Conference on Modelling, Simulation and Applied Mathematics (MSAM2017)

Accuracy of Parabolic Equation Method for Modeling LF Electromagnetic Wave Propagation

Authors
Zaojun Zhou, Dandan Wang, Yurong Pu, Xiaoli Xi
Corresponding Author
Zaojun Zhou
Available Online March 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/msam-17.2017.1How to use a DOI?
Keywords
parabolic equation (PE) method; low-frequency (LF) electromagnetic waves propagation; finite-difference time-domain (FDTD)
Abstract
The parabolic equation (PE) method, based on the split-step Fourier transform (SSFT) algorithm, has been used to model low-frequency (LF) electromagnetic (EM) wave propagation owing to its efficiency. However, the PE method is derived under the paraxial approximation so that its accuracy is guaranteed only for limited propagation angles from the paraxial direction. Most importantly, the PE method models only one-way forward EM propagation and neglects the backward one, which may become significant in the presence of steep terrain. Therefore, it is essential to properly estimate the accuracy of both narrow-angle (NA) PE (NAPE) and wide-angle (WA) PE (WAPE) methods for LF EM wave propagation prediction over irregular terrain. Since the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method has been proven to be the most precise method, in this paper, both the NAPE and WAPE methods are calibrated against finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method over various paths.
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Proceedings
2017 2nd International Conference on Modelling, Simulation and Applied Mathematics (MSAM2017)
Part of series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
March 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-324-1
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/msam-17.2017.1How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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