Synthesis of Linear Antenna Arrays using the Differential Evolution Algorithm with Current-Only Adaptive Nulling Technique


This paper presents an efficient method for the pattern synthesis of linear antenna array based on the differential evolution algorithm. A number of examples are presented to demonstrate the various capabilities of the this method for different number of elements. The main objective of this paper is to achieve a set of current weights in order to steer the nulls in undesired directions (nulling the undesired signals) and steering the main beam towards the desired direction(direction of desired signal) by changing the phase excitation currents. The fitness function is obtained from maximization of error between actual pattern and desired pattern.