Bio-Inspired Algorithms and 2D Finite Element Method Applied to Electromagnetic Band Gap Structures Design

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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Santos, Carlos Henrique da Silva; Gonçalves, Marcos Sérgio; Claudio, Kleucio; Bordonalli, Aldário Chrestani; Figueroa, Hugo Enrique Hernández (Department of Microwave and Optics, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Campinas, 13083-970, Campinas-SP, Brasil)

This work presents the application of three different bio-inspired algorithms (Genetic Algorithm, Evolution Strategies and Artificial Immune Systems) to design a filter and an Air-Waveguide coupling based on Electromagnetic Band Gap (EBG) structures. The EBG modeling is accomplished by using a 2D numerical algorithm based on the Finite Element Method (FEM). Another contribution of this work is a benchmark of these bio-inspired algorithms applied to the optimization of some electromagnetic devices, considering convergence efficiency and computational requirements.