Antenna design by genetic algorithms

Period of Performance: 06/23/2008 - 04/24/2009


Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

Emag Technologies, Inc.
775 Technology Dr. Suite 300
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Principal Investigator

Research Institution

University of Michigan
3003 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Institution POC


The overall objective of this STTR project is to develop a comprehensive CAD environment for design and optimization of antennas and arrays on complex platforms such as topsides of naval surface combatants. EMAG Technologies Inc. has teamed up with the University of Michigan to develop a novel solution for genetic algorithm based placement of antennas on such platforms. The proposed solution involves fast electromagnetic solvers based on frequency domain and time domain integral equation techniques accelerated by fast multipole methods. The resulting simulation and optimization codes will be fully integrated within EMAG s EM.CUBE software framework complete with 3-D CAD modelers and extensive data visualization tools.