GUI design exploration software for microwave antennas

Liu, B. , Irvine, A., Akinsolu, M. O., Arabi, O., Grout, V. and Ali, N. (2017) GUI design exploration software for microwave antennas. Journal of Computational Design and Engineering, 4(4), pp. 274-281. (doi: 10.1016/j.jcde.2017.04.001)

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Optimizers in commercial electromagnetic (EM) simulation software packages are the main tools for performing antenna design exploration today. However, these general purpose optimizers are facing challenges in optimization efficiency, supported optimization types and usability for antenna experts without deep knowledge on optimization. Aiming to fill the gaps, a new antenna design exploration tool, called Antenna Design Explorer (ADE), is presented in this paper. The key features are: (1) State-of-the-art antenna design exploration methods are selected and embedded, addressing efficient antenna optimization (critical but unable to be solved by existing tools) and multiobjective antenna optimization (not available in most existing tools); (2) Human-computer interaction for the targeted problem is studied, addressing various usability issues for antenna design engineers, such as automatic algorithmic parameter setting and interactive stopping criteria; (3) Compatibility with existing tools is studied and ADE is able to co-work with existing EM simulators and optimizers, combining advantages. A case study verifies the advantages of ADE.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Liu, Dr Bo
Authors: Liu, B., Irvine, A., Akinsolu, M. O., Arabi, O., Grout, V., and Ali, N.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Journal Name:Journal of Computational Design and Engineering
ISSN (Online):2288-4300
Published Online:13 April 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 Society for Computational Design and Engineering
First Published:First published in Journal of Computational Design and Engineering 4(4): 274-281
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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