A Trapeizform U-Slot Folded Patch Feed Antenna Design Optimized With Jumping Genes Evolutionary Algorithm

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)571-577
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2008


A novel design of trapeizform U-slot folded patch feed antenna is presented in this paper. It is optimized by an evolutionary based optimization scheme which is capable of producing an antenna design that has a wide impedance bandwidth but small in dimension size. The optimized design was also experimentally verified by its hardware prototype in which 101.3% measured impedance bandwidth (VSWR ≤ 2) was obtained compared with its simulated bandwidth of 104%. Also, both the effectiveness of the optimization methodology and the proposed antenna configuration have been justified through comparison results.

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  • Antennas, Genetic algorithms, Optimization methods