Antenna design by genetic algorithms

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,933.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-08-M-0302
Agency Tracking Number:
N08A-031-0348
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
N08-T031
Solicitation Number:
2008.A
Small Business Information
ARCON CORP.
260 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA, 02451
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
062172143
Principal Investigator:
Teresa O'Donnell
Senior Engineer
(781) 890-3330
terry@ARCON.com
Business Contact:
Stanley Woolf
Vice President
(781) 890-3330
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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