Accession Number : ADA320913

Title :   An Iterative Solution of the Rough-Surface Scattering Problem.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : MCDANIEL (SUZANNE T) BREMERTON WA

Personal Author(s) : McDaniel, Suzanne T.

PDF Url : ADA320913

Report Date : 04 FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : An iterative solution to the problem of scattering from a one-dimensional rough surface is obtained for the Dirichlet boundary condition. The advantages of this method are that bounds for the convergence of the solution may be established and that the solution may be readily iterated to sufficiently high order in the interaction to examine the rate at which it converges. Absolute convergence of the iterative solution is also a sufficient condition for the convergence of the operator expansion method for surfaces on which the slope is everywhere less than unity. A numerical example of scattering from an echelette grating is considered, and bounds for convergence established. It is found that for scattering from such surfaces, the rate at which the iterative solution converges decreases as the surface slope is increased. Corresponding results are found for the operator expansion method.

Descriptors :   *NUMERICAL INTEGRATION, *APPLIED MATHEMATICS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, SURFACE ROUGHNESS, APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS), CONVERGENCE, OPERATORS(MATHEMATICS), INVERSE SCATTERING, INTEGRAL EQUATIONS, ITERATIONS, SPECIAL FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICS).

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE