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Improved Cfo Algorithm for Antenna Optimization

By Richard Formato
Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 19, 405-425, 2010


An improved Central Force Optimization (CFO) algorithm for antenna optimization is presented. CFO locates the global extrema an objective function to be maximized, in this case antenna directivity, by flying "probes" through the decision space (DS). The new implementation includes variable initial probe distribution and decision space adaptation. CFO's performance is assessed against a recognized antenna benchmark problem specifically designed to evaluate optimization evolutionary algorithms for antenna applications. In addition, summary results also are presented for a standard twenty-three function suite of analytic benchmarks. The improved CFO implementation exhibits excellent performance.


Richard Formato, "Improved Cfo Algorithm for Antenna Optimization," Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 19, 405-425, 2010.


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