Application of SSOR preconditioning technique to method of lines for millimeter wave scattering

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1281-1301
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Infrared and Millimeter Waves
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2000


In this paper, symmetric successive overrelaxation (SSOR) preconditioned CG technique are introduced into method of lines (MOL) to further enhance the computational efficiency of this semi-analytic method. Millimeter wave scattering by an infinite plane metallic grating is used as the examples to describe its implementation, whose analysis usually needs fast algorithms because of electrically large dimension. For arbitrary incident wave, Helmholz equation and boundary condition are used to calculate the impedance matrix and then to obtain reduced current-voltage linear matrix equation in spatial domain. An effective symmetric successive overrelaxation preconditioned conjugate gradient iterative method, SSOR-PCG, is chosen to solve this matrix equation. With SSOR as the preconditioner as well as its efficient implementing in CG algorithm, PCG method can converge to accurate solution in much fewer iteration steps.