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Application of Artificial Immune System Algorithm to Electromagnetics Problems

By Ozlem Kilic and Quang M. Nguyen
Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 20, 1-17, 2010


This paper investigates the use of clonal selection principles based on our immune system for optimization applications in electromagnetics. This concept is based on our immune system's ability to respond to an antigen and produce a pool of anti-body secreting cells. In addition to the common implementations of this algorithm where the affinity maturation and cloning principles of clonal selection principles are used, we utilize memory and the cross-over concepts that are common to other bio-inspired methods. The performance of the algorithm is investigated for well known mathematical test functions and its potential is demonstrated in the context of the design of a radar absorbing material and a planar phased array antenna with specific radiation and null characteristics.


Ozlem Kilic and Quang M. Nguyen, "Application of Artificial Immune System Algorithm to Electromagnetics Problems," Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 20, 1-17, 2010.


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