Document Type

Conference Paper

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Publication Details

In IEEE Antennas and Propagation International Symposium,9-15 June, Honolulu, 2007,pp.761-764 ISBN: 978-1-4244-0877-1 Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/APS.2007.4395605 Available from http://0-ieeexplore.ieee.org.ditlib.dit.ie/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=4395605&isnumber=4395410

Abstract

This paper presents a geometry for ultra-wideband (UWB) antennas which is based on quadratic Bezier spline curves. A genetic algorithm (GA) is used to optimise the geometry. The search space for the GA is minimised in order to improve the performance and computational efficiency of the algorithm. The optimised antenna covers the entire UWB bandwidth.