Design Optimization of H-Plane Waveguide Component by Level Set Method

Koichi HIRAYAMA  Yasuhide TSUJI  Shintaro YAMASAKI  Shinji NISHIWAKI  

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IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E94-C   No.5   pp.874-881
Publication Date: 2011/05/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.E94.C.874
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Electromagnetic Theory
Keyword: 
design optimization,  level set method,  adjoint variable method,  finite element method,  H-plane waveguide component,  

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Summary: 
We present a design optimization method of H-plane waveguide components, based on the level set method with the finite element method. In this paper, we propose a new formulation for the improvement of a level set function, which describes shape, location, and connectivity of dielectric in a design region. Employing the optimization procedure, we demonstrate that optimized structures of an H-plane waveguide filter and T-junction are obtained from an initial structure composed of several circular blocks of dielectric.