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An efficient multilayered shielded microwave circuit analysis method based on neural networks

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International Journal of RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering
  • Volumen: 20
  • Número: 6
  • Fecha: 01 November 2010
  • Páginas: 619-629
  • ISSN: 10964290 1099047X
  • Source Type: Journal
  • DOI: 10.1002/mmce.20466
  • Document Type: Article
In previous works, a neural network based technique to analyze multilayered shielded microwave circuits was developed. The method is based on the approximation of the shielded media Green's functions by radial-basis-function neural networks (RBFNNs). The trained neural networks, substitute the original Green's functions during the application of the integral equation approach, allowing a faster analysis than the direct solution. In this article, new and important improvements are applied to the training of the RBFNNs, which permit a reduction in the approximation error introduced by the neural networks. Furthermore, outstanding time reductions in the analysis of printed circuits are achieved, clearly outperforming the former technique. The main improvement consists on a better processing of the Green's function singularity near the source. The singularity produces rapid variations near the source that makes difficult the neural network training. In this work, the singularity is extracted in a more suitable fashion than in previous works. The functions resulting from the singularity extraction present a smooth behavior, so they can be easily approximated by neural networks. In addition, a new subdivision strategy for the input space is proposed to efficiently train the neural networks. Two practical microwave filters are analyzed using the new techniques. Comparisons with measured results are also presented for validation. © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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