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APPLICATION OF THE INVASIVE WEED OPTIMIZATION TECHNIQUE FOR ANTENNA CONFIGURATIONS

By A. R. R. Mallahzadeh, H. Oraizi, and Z. Davoodi-Rad

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Abstract:
In this paper a novel numerical optimization technique for antenna configurations is introduced. This algorithm is inspired from colonizing weeds, which is shown to be very robust and adaptive to changes in the environment. Thus, capturing their properties would lead to a powerful optimization algorithm. The feasibility, efficiency and effectiveness of the proposed algorithm for optimization of antenna problems are examined by a set of antenna configurations. The obtained results are compared with a particle swarm optimization technique which is widely used in antenna optimization. Numerical results show that there is a good agreement between the corresponding results.

Citation: (See works that cites this article)
A. R. R. Mallahzadeh, H. Oraizi, and Z. Davoodi-Rad, "Application of the Invasive Weed Optimization Technique for Antenna Configurations," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 79, 137-150, 2008.
doi:10.2528/PIER07092503
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=07092503

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