Matching network design using genetic algorithms for impedance constrained thinned arrays

M. G. Bray, D. H. Werner, D. W. Boeringer, D. W. Machuga

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This paper will investigate a technique for optimizing matching networks for thinned aperiodic dipole arrays to achieve a 2:1 or better VSWR for each antenna element over the entire scan range of the array. The thinned array is optimized via a genetic algorithm to have a suppressed grating lobe over the scan range of the array. In addition, the genetic algorithm will place restrictions on the driving point impedance of each element so that they are well behaved during scanning. The impedance constraint allows a three element reactive matching network to be optimized for each element of the array using a separate genetic algorithm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)528-531
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)
StatePublished - 2002
Event2002 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Jun 16 2002Jun 21 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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