Location Optimization for Square Array Antennas Using Differential Evolution Algorithm


INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION, vol.2016, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


In recent works thinned arrays giving minimum peak sidelobe levels for planar square antenna arrays are obtained using Hadamard difference sets. In the current work thinned array configurations giving lower peak sidelobe levels than those given in the literature are obtained for square arrays of 6x6, 8x8, 12x12, and 16x16 elements. Differential evolution algorithm is used in the determination of the antenna locations.