Application of Boolean PSO with Adaptive Velocity Mutation to the Design of Optimal Linear Antenna Arrays Excited by Uniformamplitude Current Distribution

Z. D. Zaharis, S. K. Goudos, T. V. Yioultsis

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This paper presents a new optimization technique for the design of linear antenna arrays. The proposed technique is based on a novel variant of PSO called Boolean PSO with Adaptive Velocity Mutation. The antenna arrays are optimized under requirements for maximizing the power gain at a desired direction and minimizing the side lobe level of the radiation pattern. The impedance-matching condition of all the array elements is also required by the algorithm. The optimization technique has been developed considering that the array elements are excited by uniform-amplitude current distribution. The radiation characteristics of the antenna array are extracted by using the method of moments. The technique has been applied in several broadside and non-broadside cases of collinear wire-dipole antenna arrays and seems to be capable of improving the radiation characteristics of the antenna arrays in practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1422-1436
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes


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