Charge Acceleration and the Spatial Distribution of Radiation Emitted by Antennas and Scatterers
Given that charge acceleration is the cause of all electromagnetic radiation, the question arises about where such acceleration occurs on objects typically modelled and analysed by electromagnetic engineers. Charge acceleration, as the cause of radiation from these typical kinds of objects (antennas, radars etc) is examined in this book on a quantitative basis.
The book describes new ways of modelling the actual distribution of EM radiation waves from its various sources. Unlike other books on EM it focuses on radiation, a fundamental property of electromagnetic fields, it does not follow the usual analytical kind of approach to be found in a book on electromagnetics. Rather than developing and presenting a formal theoretical foundation of electromagnetic theory, this book instead focuses on various aspects of EM radiation from a variety of perspectives.
The goal is to provide the reader with computational tools for determining quantitatively why and where radiation is emitted by antennas and scatterers. This is a unique approach which is of wide interest to the EM theoretical community.
About the Author
Edmund K. Miller earned a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1965 with an emphasis on computational electromagnetics. His working career has been varied including employment at four universities (Michigan Technological University, University of Michigan, Kansas University and Ohio University), three companies (MB Associates, Rockwell International Science Center, and General Research Corporation, all in California) and two national laboratories (Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos). He was the first president of ACES.
He has served two terms on the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) Administrative Committee and has twice been an AP-S Distinguished Lecturer. He was elected IEEE Fellow in 1984 and received the IEEE Third Millennium Medal in 2000. He was the recipient (with others) of the 1988 Best Paper Award from the IEEE Education Society. Between 1985 and 2002, he served on the editorial board of IEEE Potentials Magazine as Editor or Associate Editor for which he wrote a regular column "On The Job." Dr Miller also wrote a column for the AP-S Magazine "PCs for AP and Other EM Reflections" from 1984 to 2000.
He was an organizer of, served as its first president, and is a Fellow of the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) for which he served two terms on its Board of Directors. His interests include CEM, applied signal processing, visual electromagnetics, and promoting the incorporation of accuracy statements in published CEM numerical results. He has published numerous articles dealing with his major interest, the physics of electromagnetic radiation.