Lizzi, Leonardo and Viani, Federico and Azaro, Renzo and Massa, Andrea (2008) A PSO-Driven Spline-Based Shaping Approach for Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Antenna Synthesis. UNSPECIFIED.
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Synthesis of ultrawideband (UWB) antennas by means of a particle swarm optimizer (PSO)-driven spline-based shaping approach is described. In order to devise a reliable and effective solution, such a topic is analyzed according to different perspectives: 1) representation of the antenna shape with a simple and efficient description; 2) definition of a suitable description of the UWB Tx/Rx system; 3) formulation of the synthesis problem in terms of an optimization one; 4) integration of the modelling of the UWB system into a computationally efficient minimization procedure. As a result, an innovative synthesis technique based on the PSO-based iterative evolution of suitable shape descriptors is carefully detailed. To assess the effectiveness of the proposed method, a set of representative numerical simulations are performed and the results are compared with the measurements from experimental prototypes built according to the design specifications coming from the optimization procedure. To focus on the main advantages and features of the proposed approach, comparisons with the results obtained with a standard parametric approach are reported, as well. (c) 2008 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other users, including reprinting/ republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted components of this work in other works.
|Item Type:||Departmental Technical Report|
|Department or Research center:||Information Engineering and Computer Science|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7885 Computer Engineering|
Q Science > QC Physics (General) > QC661 Electromagnetic Theory
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5105.5 Computer Networks
Q Science > QC Physics (General) > QC760 Electromagnetism
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Antenna synthesis , particle swarm optimizer (PSO) , spline representation , ultrawideband (UWB)|
|Repository staff approval on:||25 Mar 2011|
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