Start Submission Become a Reviewer

Reading: Increasing the directivity of a microstrip patch array by genetic optimization

Download

A- A+
Alt. Display

Research Articles

Increasing the directivity of a microstrip patch array by genetic optimization

Authors:

Jeevani Windhya Jayasinghe ,

LK
About Jeevani Windhya

Department of Electronics, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, Kuliyapitiya.

X close

Disala Nilanthaka Uduwawala,

LK
About Disala Nilanthaka
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya.
X close

Jaume Anguera

ES
About Jaume

Electronics and Communications Department, Universitat Ramon Llull, Barcelona, Spain.

X close

Abstract

Conventional single element microstrip patch antennae have a. In order to increase the directivity, an array of microstrip patches can be used. It may be possible to further, improve the performance of arrays by applying genetic algorithms (GA). This paper presents a method to increase the directivity of a 2 × 1 patch array with broadside radiation using GA. The proposed GA method divides the patch area into different cells, taking into account that cells have a small overlap area between them. The patch array is etched on a substrate with a relative permittivity of 3.38 and a thickness of 1.52 mm. The antenna operates at 4 GHz resulting use of GA to select the inter-element spacing, optimized shape inset length of feeding. The results show that the directivity of the genetic array is larger than that of the conventional array with the same overall dimensions, which resonates at the same frequency.

J.Natn.Sci.Foundation Sri Lanka 2015 43 (1):83-89

How to Cite: Jayasinghe, J.W., Uduwawala, D.N. and Anguera, J., 2015. Increasing the directivity of a microstrip patch array by genetic optimization. Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka, 43(1), pp.83–89. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jnsfsr.v43i1.7918
Published on 31 Mar 2015.
Peer Reviewed

Downloads

  • PDF (EN)

    comments powered by Disqus