The PMC-Amended DB Boundary - A Canonical EBG Surface
Journal article, 2011
Replacing realistic materials and structures by their ideal counterparts, canonical surfaces, is of great interest for initial and conceptual electromagnetic (EM) studies. The recently introduced DB boundary is defined by a set of simple boundary conditions forcing the normal components of the D- and B- fields to be zero at the boundary. We show that this DB boundary produces many 2-D scattering results that are similar to how practical so-called electromagnetic bandgap (EBG) surfaces behave within the bandgap. Still, it is not directly useable as a canonical EBG surface, because, as we demonstrate in this paper, it is incomplete, creating an anomaly for normal incidence which causes unphysical field solution for 3-D field problems. We have removed this anomaly by introducing the PMC-amended DB boundary. This works in the same way as a practically realized EBG surface for both 2-D and 3-D problems within the bandgap, and is therefore a canonical EBG surface.
artificial magnetic conductors