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White Paper: Patch Antenna Miniaturization Through Electromagnetic Genetic Algorithm Optimization

Source: Ansoft LLC

By Naftali Herscovici, MIT - Lincoln Labs, James Ginn, UCF, and Tony Donisi and David Vye, Ansoft Corporation

Genetic algorithm optimization is well suited to working with existing electromagnetic simulation technologies, often yielding results that achieve the performance targets with a unique structure that is non-intuitive to the antenna designer. In this article, a genetic algorithm script is utilized in conjunction with a planar electromagnetic simulator to perform novel pattern synthesis of a patch antenna.