In this paper, the high-frequency diffracted waves like the creeping waves are comprehensively analyzed by the Fock currents. On invoking the contour deformation method, the highly oscillatory Fock currents are efficiently calculated. Furthermore, the workload for the calculation of Fock currents is frequency-independent. To capture the high-frequency wave physics phenomenon, the Fock current is separated into the classical physical optics (PO) current and the nonuniform (NU)-Fock current along the shadow boundary and in the deep shadow region. To calculate the highly oscillatory scattered wave fields from the Fock current, quadratic approximations of the phase functions in the integrand are adopted. On invoking the numerical steepest descent path (NSDP) method, the scattered wave fields are efficiently calculated with frequency-independent computational effort and error controllable accuracy in each frequency-independent segment. Meanwhile, the high-frequency creeping wave coming from the NU-Fock current is efficiently captured by the NSDP method. Numerical results for the Fock currents, the high-frequency NU-diffracted and scattered far fields on the convex cylinders are given to validate the efficiency of the proposed method. Furthermore, the contour deformation method for computing the Fock currents offers a clear physical picture for the high-frequency wave fields on the convex scatterer.


Electrical and Computer Engineering

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contour deformation method; creeping wave; Fock current; highly oscillatory scattered field; numerical steepest descent path method; shadow boundary

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01 May 2015