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PATTERN SYNTHESIS OF CONFORMAL ARRAYS BY A MODIFIED PARTICLE SWARM OPTIMIZATION

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

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Abstract:
A method of designing a cylindrical conformal array with shaped-beam and reconfigurable dual-beam using a modified particle swarm optimization algorithm is proposed in this paper. The proposed algorithm is easy to implement and efficient to be used in synthesizing conformal arrays with digital attenuators and digital phase shifters. Moreover, the proposed synthesis has taken the actual active element patterns into account, which can reduce the error between computation and realization. Good agreement can be obtained between the desired patterns and the synthesized patterns.

Citation:
W.-T. Li, Y.-Q. Hei, and X.-W. Shi, "Pattern Synthesis of Conformal Arrays by a Modified Particle Swarm Optimization," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 117, 237-252, 2011.
doi:10.2528/PIER11032913
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=11032913

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