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Keywords:

  • genetic algorithms;
  • TLM method;
  • microstrip antenna;
  • PIFA antenna

Abstract

This paper presents a new combination between transmission line matrix method (TLM) and microgenetic algorithm (µGA). This coupling is used to design patch shapes of microstrip and planar inverted—F antennas (PIFA) for broad-band or multi-band applications. Measured results of the µGA/TLM optimized designs show good agreement with TLM simulation. Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.