Multi-Objective Synthesis of Filtering Dipole Array Based on Tuning-Space Mapping
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In the paper, we apply tuning-space mapping to multi-objective synthesis of a filtering antenna. The antenna is going to be implemented as a planar dipole array with serial feeding. Thanks to the multi-objective approach, we can deal with conflicting requirements on gain, impedance matching, side-lobe level, and main-lobe direction. MOSOMA algorithm is applied to compute Pareto front of optimal solutions by changing lengths of dipoles and parameters of transmission lines connecting them into a serial array. Exploitation of tuning space mapping significantly reduces CPU-time demands of the multi-objective synthesis: a coarse optimization evaluates objectives using a wire model of the filtering array (4NEC2, method of moments), and a fine optimization exploits a realistic planar model of the array (CST Microwave Studio, finite integration technique). The synthesized filtering antenna was manufactured, and its parameters were measured to be compared with objectives. The number of dipoles in the array is shown to influence the match of measured parameters and objectives.
KeywordsDipole antenna array, filtering antenna, filtenna, multi-objective optimization, tuning-space mapping
Document typePeer reviewed
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SourceRadioengineering. 2015 vol. 24, č. 3, s. 688-694. ISSN 1210-2512
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