Asymptotic Analysis of Plane Wave Scattering by a Fast Moving PEC Wedge

Ram Tuvi, Timor Melamed

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This contribution is concerned with the exact and asymptotic scattering of an oblique incident time-harmonic electromagnetic plane wave from a fast moving perfectly electric conducting wedge. By utilizing the Lorentz transformation and applying Maxwelln's boundary conditions in the (scatterer) co-moving frame, an exact solution for the total fields is obtained in both the co-moving (scatterer) and the laboratory (incident field) frames. The fields are evaluated asymptotically in the high frequency regime in which the scattered field is presented as a sum of three wave types: the direct (reflected) wave, a shadowing wave, and a diffraction wave. Novel relativistic wave phenomena that are associated with the scatterer dynamics are explored.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7915791
Pages (from-to)3638-3644
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2017


  • Asymptotic analysis
  • special relativity
  • wedge diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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