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Electronics 2018, 7(1), 3;

Antenna Design by Means of the Fruit Fly Optimization Algorithm

Department of Electronic and Communication Technology, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, E-28049 Madrid, Spain
C/Francisco Tomás y Valiente 11, Escuela Politécnica Superior, E-28049 Madrid, Spain.
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Received: 14 November 2017 / Revised: 14 December 2017 / Accepted: 29 December 2017 / Published: 3 January 2018
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In this work a heuristic optimization algorithm known as the Fruit fly Optimization Algorithm is applied to antenna design problems. The original formulation of the algorithm is presented and it is adapted to array factor and horn antenna optimization problems. Specifically, it is applied to the array factor synthesis of uniformly-fed, non-equispaced arrays and to the profile optimization of multimode horn antennas. Several numerical examples are presented and the obtained results are compared with those provided by a deterministic optimization based on a simplex method and another well-known heuristic approach, the Genetic Algorithm. View Full-Text
Keywords: antenna; global optimization; horn design antenna; global optimization; horn design

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Polo-López, L.; Córcoles, J.; Ruiz-Cruz, J.A. Antenna Design by Means of the Fruit Fly Optimization Algorithm. Electronics 2018, 7, 3.

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