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Title:The Application of Advanced Operator Genetic Algorithms to Electromagnetic Optimization Problems
Author(s):Weile, Daniel Seth
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Eric Michielssen
Department / Program:Electrical Engineering
Discipline:Electrical Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Engineering, Electronics and Electrical
Abstract:This dissertation discusses the application of genetic algorithms to problems of interest in electromagnetic engineering. Rather than simply apply a simple genetic algorithm to a given problem or overhaul genetic algorithms to make them more efficient for all problems, the approach taken in this thesis is to construct genetic algorithms that work well for certain classes of problems. Specifically, Pareto genetic algorithms are applied to the simultaneous optimization of several measures of merit of antenna arrays. Domain-decomposition genetic algorithms are introduced and applied to the optimization of E-plane microwave filters and frequency selective surfaces. Domain decomposition, the technique of breaking a given problem into parts and optimizing each part separately, is shown to accelerate both the analysis of the devices and the convergence of the genetic algorithm. To further accelerate the procedure, three novel model-order reduction techniques are introduced that enable efficient modeling of frequency selective surfaces and thus vastly enlarge the types of devices that can be designed in practice. Finally, dominance and diploidy structures are introduced into the genetic algorithm for application to the control of adaptive antenna arrays. All of the above-described design techniques are illustrated with practical examples, and the adaptive array control is demonstrated with simulations. Genetic algorithms are shown to be an efficient and effective technique for both off-line and on-line optimization of electromagnetic devices.
Issue Date:1999
Description:260 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9945024
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:1999

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