Simultaneous Shape and Topology Optimization for the Design of Patch Antennas

Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Uchida, Naotaka; Nishiwaki, Shinji; Izui, Kazuhiro; Yoshimura, Masataka (Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan)
Nomura, Tsuyoshi; Sato, Kazuo (Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc., Nagakute, Acihi, Japan)

A simultaneous shape and topology optimization method for designing patch antennas is discussed. The material distribution of a dielectric substrate is optimized using topology optimization concurrently as the metallic patch is optimized using shape optimization. The radiation amplitude in a specified mode at a selected frequency is chosen as the design objective and the resonance frequency is consequently matched to the selected frequency. In this paper, the basic method is constructed and its usefulness is verified using a simple numerical example.