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AN IMPROVED PARTICLE SWARM OPTIMIZATION ALGORITHM FOR PATTERN SYNTHESIS OF PHASED ARRAYS

By W.-T. Li, X.-W. Shi, and Y.-Q. Hei

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Abstract:
In this paper an improved particle swarm optimization algorithm (IPSO) for electromagnetic applications is proposed. In order to overcome the drawbacks of standard PSO, some improved mechanisms for velocity updating, the exceeding boundary control, global best perturbation and the simplified quadratic interpolation (SQI) operator are adopted. To show the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm, a selected set of numerical examples, concerned with linear as well as planar array, is presented. Simulation results show that the refined pinpointing search ability and the global search ability of the proposed algorithm are significantly improved when compared to the particle swarm optimization (PSO) and Genetic Algorithm (GA).

Citation:
W.-T. Li, X.-W. Shi, and Y.-Q. Hei, "An improved particle swarm optimization algorithm for pattern synthesis of phased arrays," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 82, 319-332, 2008.
doi:10.2528/PIER08030904
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=08030904

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