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Antenna design by genetic algorithms

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
90246
Program Year/Program:
2009 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N08A-031-0348
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ARCON CORP.
260 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA 02451 1080
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Antenna design by genetic algorithms
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-08-M-0302
Award Amount: $69,933.00
 

Abstract:

ARCON Corporation, in collaboration with The Pennsylvania State University Applied Research Laboratory, proposes to develop a genetic algorithm (GA) that places multiple antennas and/or arrays on a platform in order to optimize the radiation pattern objectives and spectrum co-utilization. We will investigate the application of different types of genetic algorithms to optimize several hybrid electromagnetic models. The proposed research includes: (1) exploring several possible chromosome representations in the GA, including binary, real, and mixed; (2) trying several types of GA, such as Pareto, Efficient Global Optimization (EGO), and mixed integer; (3) testing methods of increasing the computational speed of the cost function in order to accelerate the GA; and (4) finding appropriate constraints on the parameters in order to narrow the search space

Principal Investigator:

Teresa H. O'Donnell
Senior Engineer
7818903330
terry@ARCON.com

Business Contact:

Stanley Woolf
Vice President
7818903330
stan@ARCON.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ARCON CORP.
260 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA 02451

EIN/Tax ID: 042275620
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV.
Applied Research Laboratory
PO Box 30
State College, PA 16804
Contact: Randy Haupt
Contact Phone: (814) 865-7299
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university