Achieving High-Performance Compact Antenna Designs through Genetically Optimized EM Simulation

  • Webinar Date

    November 16, 2016

  • Webinar Time

    8am PT/ 11am ET

Webinar Overview

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are driving a major surge in innovation in automobiles, ultimately on a path to full Wireless and satellite communication systems require highly efficient antennas with reduced form factors that challenge antenna designers/manufacturers, integrators and OEM developers of products that utilize antennas and antenna systems. To achieve performance and size constraints, AntSyn, the latest addition to NI AWR software portfolio, leverages proprietary genetic algorithms (GA) combined with EM simulation to create “spec-driven” antenna designs. In this webinar, AntSyn lead developer Dr. Derek Linden will discuss how combining GA with electromagnetic simulation has been successful in the development of a variety of antenna types for aerospace and telecommunication applications and highlighting the effectiveness of AntSyn for generating antenna structures with greater performance than would otherwise be achieved through random optimization or manual cut-and-try techniques.

Presenter Bio:
Derek S. Linden received his B.S. degree from the US Air Force Academy and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering. He has performed groundbreaking research in the automated design of antennas using evolutionary optimization since 1995. He is co-inventor of the patented genetic antenna design process and has published widely on the subject, including numerous conference, journal, magazine articles, and book chapters. He received Discover Magazine's Top 10 Innovation Award in 2000, the Gold Medal in Human Competitive Result competition at the 2004 GECCO Conference, and a NASA Group Achievement Award in 2006. His work has also been highlighted in Science News, The New York Times, Wired magazine, Time Magazine, EDN, Antenna Systems and Technology Magazine, Technology Review, Aviation Week, and Popular Science.