Synthesis of Thinned Concentric Ring Array with Dipole Radiators Using Firefly Algorithm

T Pavani, Dr. G.S.N Raju, Dr. P.V Sridevi
2014 IOSR Journal of Electronics and Communication Engineering  
The application of new metaheuristic approach, Firefly algorithm, for the thinning of large multiple Concentric Circular dipole arrays is presented. A nine-ring Uniform Circular antenna array with central element feeding is considered. To analyze the effect of thinning, optimization is carried out with and without pre fixing the percentage value of thinning. The performance of the array in terms of sidelobe level and beam width is discussed in four cases. The numerically simulated patterns are
more » ... btained and compared with those of concentric circular isotropic arrays.
doi:10.9790/2834-09524048 fatcat:im5jwdfffvfznhgi2rj2x3prvi