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APPLICATION OF THE PARTICLE SWARM OPTIMIZATION TO THE COMPUTATION OF THE GO/UTD REFLECTION POINTS OVER NURBS SURFACES

By O. Gutierrez Blanco, F. M. S. d. Adana Herrero, and A. Del Corte Valiente

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Abstract:
A new method to find the Geometrical Optics/Uniform Theory of Diffraction reflection points over Non Uniform Rational B-Splines surfaces is presented. The approach is based on the Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) technique, and the cost function used to find the reflection points is based on Snell's law. The technique can be used as an alternative to classic minimization techniques in cases where convergence problems arise.

Citation:
O. Gutierrez Blanco, F. M. S. d. Adana Herrero, and A. Del Corte Valiente, "Application of the Particle Swarm Optimization to the Computation of the GO/UTD Reflection Points Over NURBS Surfaces," Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 35, 19-28, 2012.
doi:10.2528/PIERL12062507

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