Particle swarm optimization of a modified Bernstein polynomial for conformal array excitation synthesis

D. W. Boeringer, D. H. Werner

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Abstract

Bernstein polynomials are well known in the computer graphics community as the basis functions of Bézier curves. Like popular amplitude weighting functions such as Taylor weights, Bernstein polynomials are nonnegative and decay smoothly away from a single maximum. In this paper a modified Bernstein polynomial is introduced, defined with just four parameters for ease and speed of optimization. A particle swarm optimizer sets these four parameters to realize low sidelobe array amplitude distributions for a conformal array at various scan angles. This yields a novel method of generating realistic aperture weights, using the relatively new technique of particle swarm optimization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2293-2296
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)
Volume3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004
EventIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Symposium 2004 Digest held in Conjunction with: USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting - Monterey, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 20 2004Jun 25 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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