GUI Design Exploration Software for Microwave Antennas

Liu, Bo, Arabi, Omer, Ali, Nazar, Grout, Vic, Akinsolu, Mobayode O. and Irvine, Alexander (2017) GUI Design Exploration Software for Microwave Antennas. Journal of Computational Design and Engineering, 4 (4). pp. 274-281. ISSN 2288-4300

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Optimizers in commercial electromagnetic (EM) simulation software packages are the main tools for performing antenna design exploration today. However, these general purpose optimizers are facing challenges in optimization efficiency, supported optimization types and usability for antenna experts without deep knowledge on optimization. Aiming to fill the gaps, a new antenna design exploration tool, called Antenna Design Explorer (ADE), is presented in this paper. The key features are: (1) State-of-the-art antenna design exploration methods are selected and embedded, addressing efficient antenna optimization (critical but unable to be solved by existing tools) and multiobjective antenna optimization (not available in most existing tools); (2) Human-computer interaction for the targeted problem is studied, addressing various usability issues for antenna design engineers, such as automatic algorithmic parameter setting and interactive stopping criteria; (3) Compatibility with existing tools is studied and ADE is able to co-work with existing EM simulators and optimizers, combining advantages. A case study verifies the advantages of ADE.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Antenna design optimization, Antenna synthesis, Surrogate model assisted evolutionary algorithm, Multiobjective optimization, Software tool
Divisions: Applied Science, Computing and Engineering
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Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2017 13:58
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2019 14:23

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