Antenna design by genetic algorithms

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-08-M-0302
Agency Tracking Number: N08A-031-0348
Amount: $69,933.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-T031
Solicitation Number: 2008.A
Small Business Information
260 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA, 02451
DUNS: 062172143
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Teresa O'Donnell
 Senior Engineer
 (781) 890-3330
 terry@ARCON.com
Business Contact
 Stanley Woolf
Title: Vice President
Phone: (781) 890-3330
Email: stan@ARCON.com
Research Institution
 THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV.
 Randy Haupt
 Applied Research Laboratory
PO Box 30
State College, PA, 16804
 (814) 865-7299
 Nonprofit college or university
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

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