Title: Automated antenna design using paralleled differential evolution algorithm

Authors: Chen Shizhong; Zeng Sanyou; Lu Yihui; Li Zhengjun

Addresses: School of Computer Science, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China. ' School of Computer Science, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China. ' School of Computer Science, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China. ' China Academy of Space Technology, Xi'an, Shanxi, China

Abstract: This paper implements parallel differential evolution algorithm with circular migration strategy. Each population exchanges good individuals with others in a specific generation frequency. This implementation can accelerate calculation speed and enhance global search ability. Parallel parameters and algorithm parameters are determined by tests on CEC 2006 benchmark problems. The best set of parameters is used to design four-arm antenna. The antenna is competitive to ST5-3-10 designed by NASA Ames Research Center.

Keywords: parallel differential evolution; evolutionary algorithms; antenna design; circular migration.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2012.048678

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2012 Vol.44 No.2, pp.94 - 100

Available online: 20 Aug 2012 *

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