Zaharis, Zaharias D., Lazaridis, Pavlos, Skeberis, Christos and Xenos, Thomas D. (2015) Optimal Wideband LPDA Design for Efficient Multimedia Content Delivery over Emerging Mobile Computing Systems. IEEE Systems Journal. pp. 1-8. ISSN 1932-8184

An optimal synthesis of a wideband Log-Periodic
Dipole Array (LPDA) is introduced in the present study. The LPDA optimization is performed under several requirements concerning the standing wave ratio, the forward gain, the gain flatness, the front-to-back ratio and the side lobe level, over a
wide frequency range. The LPDA geometry that complies with the above requirements is suitable for efficient multimedia content delivery. The optimization process is accomplished by applying a recently introduced method called Invasive Weed Optimization (IWO). The method has already been compared to other evolutionary methods and has shown superiority in solving complex non-linear problems in telecommunications and electromagnetics. In the present study, the IWO method has been chosen to optimize an LPDA for operation in the frequency range
800-3300 MHz. Due to its excellent performance, the LPDA can effectively be used for multimedia content reception over future mobile computing systems.

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