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International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2014, Article ID 158297, 8 pages
Research Article

Rigorous 2D Model for Study of Pulsed and Monochromatic Waves Propagation Near the Earth’s Surface

1L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University, 5 Kazhimukan Street, Astana 010008, Kazakhstan
2A.Ya. Usikov Institute of Radiophysics and Electronics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 112 Academician Proskura Street, Kharkiv 61085, Ukraine

Received 22 May 2014; Accepted 14 July 2014; Published 7 August 2014

Academic Editor: Panayiotis Frangos

Copyright © 2014 Seil S. Sautbekov et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A model problem considered in the paper allows solving rather complex 2D problems of the electromagnetic wave propagation with a required accuracy using conventional personal computers. The problems are of great importance for the theory and practical applications. The association of FDTD schemes with exact absorbing conditions makes up the basis for constructing models of the kind. This approach reduces the original open initial boundary value problems to the equivalent closed problems which can be solved numerically using the standard grid methods.