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International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2016, Article ID 6893915, 9 pages
Research Article

Implementation of Associated Hermite FDTD Method in Handling INBCs for Shielding Analysis

National Key Laboratory on Electromagnetic Environmental Effects and Electro-optical Engineering, PLA University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210007, China

Received 17 December 2015; Accepted 6 April 2016

Academic Editor: Rodolfo Araneo

Copyright © 2016 Lihua Shi 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.


For modeling of electrically thin conductive shields, the unconditionally stable Associated Hermite (AH) FDTD scheme is combined with the impedance network boundary conditions (INBCs) in this paper. The two-port network equations of INBCs in frequency domain are transformed into AH domain to represent the relationship of tangential components of the electric and magnetic fields at faces of the shield. The established AH-INBCs shielding boundaries are incorporated into a set of implicit equations to calculate the expansion coefficients vectors of electromagnetic fields in the computational domain. The method is free of CFL condition and no convolution integral operation for solving the conventional INBCs-FDTD is involved. Numerical example shows that, compared with analytical solutions and conventional FDTD method, the proposed algorithm is efficient and accurate.