Efficient and Accurate Electromagnetic Optimizations Based on Approximate Forms of the Multilevel Fast Multipole Algorithm

Onol C., Karaosmanoglu B., Ergul O.

IEEE ANTENNAS AND WIRELESS PROPAGATION LETTERS, vol.15, pp.1113-1115, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/lawp.2015.2495237
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1113-1115
  • Keywords: Antennas, electromagnetic optimizations, genetic algorithms, multilevel fast multipole algorithm
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


We present electromagnetic optimizations by heuristic algorithms supported by approximate forms of the multilevel fast multipole algorithm (MLFMA). Optimizations of complex structures, such as antennas, are performed by considering each trial as an electromagnetic problem that can be analyzed via MLFMA and its approximate forms. A dynamic accuracy control is utilized in order to increase the efficiency of optimizations. Specifically, in the proposed scheme, the accuracy is used as a parameter of the optimization. We show that the developed mechanism with dynamic accuracy control provides faster optimizations without deteriorating the quality of the final results in comparison to optimizations with full MLFMA.