Genetic Algorithm Optimization of a High-Directivity Microstrip Patch Antenna Having a Rectangular Profile
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A single high-directivity microstrip patch antenna (MPA) having a rectangular profile, which can substitute a linear array is proposed. It is designed by using genetic algorithms with the advantage of not requiring a feeding network. The patch fits inside an area of 2.54λ x 0.25λ, resulting in a broadside pattern with a directivity of 12 dBi and a fractional impedance bandwidth of 4%. The antenna is fabricated and the measurements are in good agreement with the simulated results. The genetic MPA provides a similar directivity as linear arrays using a corporate or series feeding, with the advantage that the genetic MPA results in more bandwidth.
Document typePeer reviewed
SourceRadioengineering. 2013, vol. 22, č. 3, s. 700-707. issn 1210-2512
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