Cost-efficient multi-objective design optimization of antennas is presented. The framework exploits auxiliary data-driven surrogates, a multi-objective evolutionary algorithm for initial Pareto front identification, response correction techniques for design refinement, as well as generalized domain segmentation. The purpose of this last mechanism is to reduce the volume of the design space region that needs to be sampled in order to construct the surrogate model, and, consequently, limit the number of training data points required. The recently introduced segmentation concept is generalized here to allow for handling an arbitrary number of design objectives. Its operation is illustrated using an ultra-wideband monopole optimized for best in-band reflection, minimum gain variability, and minimum size. When compared with conventional surrogate-based approach, segmentation leads to reduction of the initial Pareto identification cost by over 20%. Numerical results are supported by experimental validation of the selected Pareto-optimal antenna designs.
|Journal||International Journal of RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2018|
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The authors would like to thank Dassault Systemes, France, for making CST Microwave Studio available.
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- antenna optimization
- compact antennas
- domain segmentation
- gain variability
- kriging interpolation
- multi-objective design
- simulation-driven design