Metaheuristic Optimization Techniques for an Electromagnetic Multilayer Radome Design

  • Nguyen, Trung Kien (Department of Information & Communication Engineering, Kongju National University) ;
  • Lee, In-Gon (Department of Information & Communication Engineering, Kongju National University) ;
  • Kwon, Obum (Agency for Defense Development) ;
  • Kim, Yoon-Jae (Agency for Defense Development) ;
  • Hong, Ic-Pyo (Department of Information & Communication Engineering, Kongju National University)
  • Received : 2018.07.26
  • Accepted : 2018.10.17
  • Published : 2019.01.31


In this study, an effective method for designing an electromagnetic multilayer radome is introduced. This method is achieved by using ant colony optimization for a continuous domain in the transmission coefficient maximization with stability for a wide angle of incidence in both perpendicular and parallel polarizations in specific X- and Ku-bands. To obtain the optimized parameter for a C-sandwich radome, particle swarm optimization algorithm is operated to give a clear comparison on the effectiveness of ant colony optimization for a continuous domain. The qualification of an optimized multilayer radome is also compared with an effective solid radome type in transmitted power stability and presented in this research.


Ant Colony Optimization;Electromagnetic Multilayer Radome Design;Metaheuristic Optimization Algorithm;Particle Swarm Optimization;Transmission Coefficient Maximization


Supported by : Agency for Defense Development


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