Patch antenna design with improved sequential quadratic programming for automotive applications

Wanli Chang, Martin Lukasiewycz, Samarjit Chakraborty

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This paper proposes a novel methodology to automate the design process of patch antennas using Improved Sequential Quadratic Programming (ISQP). Patch antennas are widely used in the automotive domain and are a key enabler of car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure communication. Although simulation tools have been improved in term of accuracy, a manual design process still takes a lot of time as well as computational efforts and relies to a large extent on human experience. In this paper, a fully automatic approach is presented and two major challenges are solved inherently. First, the conversion of a multiobjective problem into a single-objective problem is performed appropriately such that can be handled by classic Sequential Quadratic Programming (SQP). Second, the problem of being trapped in local optima is solved by a sophisticated exploration of the search space. Compared to other automation methods, our proposed methodology is fast, produces excellent results, needs limited computational efforts, no longer requires relevant domain knowledge, and is applicable to other types of antenna design. Experimental results of a truncated patch antenna with circular polarization are presented, achieving a good design point within 1470 seconds.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAsia-Pacific Microwave Conference Proceedings, APMC 2011
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2011
EventAsia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2011 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Duration: 5 Dec 20118 Dec 2011

Publication series

NameAsia-Pacific Microwave Conference Proceedings, APMC


ConferenceAsia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2011
CityMelbourne, VIC


  • Sequential Quadratic Programming
  • design automation
  • multi-objective
  • patch antenna


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