In this paper, we present a novel technique to accurately model scattering phenomena at two-dimensional circular and rectangular structures consisting of arbitrary homogeneous materials, including magnetic media in particular. The proposed formalism utilizes a differential surface admittance operator, which invokes a single source equivalence theorem to replace the inside material by its surrounding medium, while introducing an equivalent surface current density. The arbitrary magnetic contrast can be combined with an arbitrary electrical conductivity. As such, the skin effect is rigorously taken into account, making our method ideally suited for broadband modeling of good conductors as well. It is demonstrated that an appropriate choice of the basis functions for the discretized problem is critical to obtain a convergent result when magnetic contrast is introduced. The method is analytically validated for the case of a circular cylinder and additional numerical results illustrate the correctness of the technique for (combinations of) rectangular cylinders, through comparison with a Poggio-Miller-Chan-Harrington-Wu-Tsai approach, a volume integral equation method and a commercial solver.
Fokas Based Dirichlet-to-Neumann Operators for Accurate Signal Integrity Assessment of Interconnects
In this contribution, we present a new approach to fully characterize interconnects composed out of arbitrary polygonal cross-sections and containing piecewise homogeneous material parameters. The