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International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2017, Article ID 8715020, 8 pages
Research Article

A Fast Finite-Difference Time Domain Simulation Method for the Source-Stirring Reverberation Chamber

1Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin, Heilongjiang 150001, China
2College of Engineering and Computational Sciences, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Chongyi Yue; nc.ude.uebrh@iygnohceuy

Received 19 December 2016; Accepted 13 February 2017; Published 8 March 2017

Academic Editor: Safieddin Safavi-Naeini

Copyright © 2017 Wenxing Li 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.


Numerical analysis methods are often employed to improve the efficiency of the design and application of the source-stirring reverberation chamber. However, the state of equilibrium of the field inside the chamber is hard to reach. In this paper, we present a fast simulation method, which is able to significantly decrease the simulation time of the source-stirring reverberation chamber. The mathematical model of this method is given in detail and home-made FDTD code is employed to conduct the simulations and optimizations as well. The results show that the implementation of the method can give us the accurate frequency response of the source-stirring chamber and make the simulation of source-stirring chamber more efficient.