Progress In Electromagnetics Research (PROG ELECTROMAGN RES)

Journal description

Progress In Electromagnetics Research (PIER) publishes peer-reviewed original articles and tutorial review papers on all aspects of electromagnetic theory and applications.

Current impact factor: 1.23

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 1.229
2011 Impact Factor 5.298
2010 Impact Factor 3.745
2009 Impact Factor 3.763
2008 Impact Factor 4.735
2007 Impact Factor 3.32

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 1.39
Cited half-life 4.30
Immediacy index 0.37
Eigenfactor 0.01
Article influence 0.53
Website Electromagnetic Waves / Progress In Electromagnetics Research (PIER) website
Other titles PIER
ISSN 1559-8985
OCLC 165881045
Material type Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: We present an extremely sub-wavelength negative index metamaterial structure operating at radio frequency. The unit cell of the metamaterial consists of planar spiral and meandering wire structures separated by dielectric substrate. The ratio of the free space wavelength to unit cell size in the propagation direction is record breaking 1733 around the resonance frequency. The proposed metamaterial also possesses the most extreme refractive index of -109 that has been recorded to date. Underlying magnetic and electric response originate from the spiral and meandering wire, respectively. We show that the meandering wire is the key element to improve the transparency of the negative index metamaterial.
    Progress In Electromagnetics Research 07/2015; 152:95. DOI:10.2528/PIER15061807

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    ABSTRACT: We study the magneto-permittivity effect in a magnetized plasma with appropriately designed parameters. We show that at frequencies near the plasma frequency, magneto-optical activity plays an important role to manipulate and control the wave propagations in the magnetized plasma. Such a unique feature can be utilized to establish sensitive magnetic field switching mechanism, which is confirmed by detailed numerical investigations. Switching by magnetic field based on magnetized plasma is flexible and compatible with other optical system; moreover it is applicable to any frequency by tuning the plasma density. For these reasons, our work shows the possibility for developing a new family of high frequency and ultrasensitive switching applications.
    Progress In Electromagnetics Research 01/2015; 151:119-125.
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    ABSTRACT: Electromagnetic field transformations are important for electromagnetic simulations and for measurements. Especially for field measurements, the influence of the measurement probe must be considered, and this can be achieved by working with weighted field transformations. This paper is a review paper on weighted field transformations, where new information on algorithmic properties and new results are also included. Starting from the spatial domain weighted radiation integral involving free space Green’s functions, properties such as uniqueness and the meaning of the weighting function are discussed. Several spectral domain formulations of the weighted field transformation integrals are reviewed. The focus of the paper is on hierarchical multilevel representations of irregular field transformations with propagating plane waves on the Ewald sphere. The resulting Fast Irregular Antenna Field Transformation Algorithm (FIAFTA) is a versatile and efficient transformation technique for arbitrary antenna and scattering fields. The fields can be sampled at arbitrary irregular locations and with arbitrary measurement probes without compromising the accuracy and the efficiency of the algorithm. FIAFTA supports different equivalent sources representations of the radiation or scattering object: 1) equivalent surface current densities discretized on triangular meshes, 2) plane wave representations, 3) spherical harmonics representations. The current densities provide for excellent spatial localization and deliver most diagnostics information about the test object. A priori information about the test object can easily be incorporated, too. Using plane wave and spherical harmonics representations, the spatial localization is not as good as with spatial current densities, but still much better than in the case of conventional modal expansions. Both far-field based expansions lead to faster transformations than the equivalent currents and in particular the orthogonal spherical harmonics expansion is a very attractive and robust choice. All three expansions are well-suited for efficient echo suppression by spatial filtering. Various new field transformation and new computational performance results are shown in order to illustrate some capabilities of the algorithm.
    Progress In Electromagnetics Research 01/2015; 151:127-150. DOI:10.2528/PIER14121105

  • Progress In Electromagnetics Research 01/2015; 151:17-31. DOI:10.2528/PIER14123103
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    ABSTRACT: In this paper, we propose a new retrieval technique to estimate the dielectric permittivity of the sub-soil materials of a stratified structure. The core of the retrieval procedure is a proper electromagnetic circuit model representing the realistic stratified media as a cascade of transmission line segments. Exploiting the analogies between the electrical parameters of the transmission line segments and the constitutive parameters of the materials of the multilayer structure, the propagation of the Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) signal is equivalently represented as a pair of voltage and current waves propagating in the transmission line network. The effectiveness of the proposed retrieval technique is confirmed by proper experimental results. In particular, the retrieved electromagnetic parameters of the sub-soil materials are found to be consistent with the ones obtained by a direct characterization of the same materials. These results suggest that the proposed method can be successfully applied to the material characterization able to monitor several macroscopic properties of sub-soil materials.
    Progress In Electromagnetics Research 01/2015; 151:65-72. DOI:10.2528/PIER15022002