In the past years Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) has gained increasing attention for engineering and real-world applications. Among these, the design of antennas and electromagnetic devices is a well-established field of application. More recently, Social Network Optimization (SNO) has been introduced, inspired by the recent explosion of social networks and their capability to drive people's decision making process in everyday life. "Black-hole" is a novel operator, which is here considered for both PSO and SNO. It is based on the concept of repulsion among agents when they get stuck in local optima. The design of a planar array antenna is here addressed in order to assess its performances on a benchmark EM optimization problem. Reported results show its effectiveness in dealing with antenna optimization.

Black-hole PSO and SNO for electromagnetic optimization

NICCOLAI, ALESSANDRO;GRIMACCIA, FRANCESCO;MUSSETTA, MARCO;ZICH, RICCARDO
2014

Abstract

In the past years Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) has gained increasing attention for engineering and real-world applications. Among these, the design of antennas and electromagnetic devices is a well-established field of application. More recently, Social Network Optimization (SNO) has been introduced, inspired by the recent explosion of social networks and their capability to drive people's decision making process in everyday life. "Black-hole" is a novel operator, which is here considered for both PSO and SNO. It is based on the concept of repulsion among agents when they get stuck in local optima. The design of a planar array antenna is here addressed in order to assess its performances on a benchmark EM optimization problem. Reported results show its effectiveness in dealing with antenna optimization.
Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2014
9781479914883
978-1-4799-6626-4
Artificial Intelligence; Computational Theory and Mathematics; Theoretical Computer Science
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