Published online by Cambridge University Press: 03 June 2015
This paper concerns the electromagnetic scattering by arbitrary shaped three dimensional imperfectly conducting objects modeled with non-constant Leontovitch impedance boundary condition. It has two objectives. Firstly, the intrinsically well-conditioned integral equation (noted GCSIE) proposed in  is described focusing on its discretization. Secondly, we highlight the potential of this method by comparison with two other methods, the first being a two currents formulation in which the impedance condition is implicitly imposed and whose the convergence is quasi-optimal for Lipschitz polyhedron, the second being a CFIE-like formulation . In particular, we prove that the new approach is less costly in term of CPU time and gives a more accurate solution than that obtained from the CFIE formulation. Finally, as expected, It is demonstrated that no preconditioner is needed for this formulation.