Analysis of edge waves due to a point source in the presence of a PEC wedge
In this paper, we investigate the behavior of the field in the paraxial region of a perfectly conducting wedge and analyze the guiding effect of the wedge. It is observed that as the wedge angle increases, the guidance effect of the wedge decreases and the scattered field in the paraxial region is maximum for the half plane. In addition, interaction of the edge waves with a spherical impedance scatterer is investigated. It is found that for the backscattering case, as the impedance mismatch between the spherical boss and the free-space increases the scattered field due to the boss increases. However for the forward scattering case, impedance of the boss does not affect the scattered field significantly.