Coifman wavelets in 3-D scattering from very rough random surfaces

George Pan, Ke Wang, Douglas Cochran

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The Coifman wavelets are employed to perform Galerkin's procedure in the method of moments (MoM). The Coiflets are continuous, smooth, overlapping, yet orthogonal, which permit significant reduction of the sampling rate and dramatic compression of the matrix size with respect to the pulse based MoM. In addition, the wavelet based impedance matrix is sparse. More importantly, the vanishing moments of the Coiflets of order L = 4 provide us with high precision O(h5) one-point quadrature, which knocks down the computational effort in filling the matrix entries from O(n2) to O(n). Our approach is different from the conventional wavelet technique, which employs wavelets to sparsify an existing impedance matrix under similarity transformation with computational cost in O(n2). Excellent agreement between this Coifman wavelet method and the previous publications is observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3096-3103
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2004


  • Green's function
  • Magnetic field integral equation
  • Rough surface
  • Wavelets

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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