Meta-material surface design using the hierarchical genetic algorithm

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)226-230
Journal / PublicationMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2003


In this paper, we design a meta-material surface emulating a perfect magnetic conducting plane (PMC) using the hierarchical genetic algorithm (HGA). This is achieved by manipulating the unit-cell geometry of frequency-selective surface screens and the electrical properties of the supporting dielectric medium in the optimization process. The properties of the structure are evaluated using a method of moments (MoM)-based electromagnetic solver. By virtue of the HGA, prior information of the number of FSS screens and dielectric layers is not required. The designed PMC is employed as a dipole-antenna reflector for gain enhancement.

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  • Electromagnetic simulation, Genetic algorithm, Meta material