Unloaded quality factor optimization of substrate integrated waveguide resonator using genetic algorithm

Souad Akkader, Hamid Bouyghf, Abdennaceur Baghdad


The main objective purpose of this paper is to study the enhancement techniques of the unloaded quality factor of substrate integrated waveguide (SIW) resonator, given that the quality of filters depends first on the quality of the resonators that compose it. Performance enhancement is achieved by employing a MATLAB-based genetic algorithm to optimize the geometrical parameters of the SIW resonator by iterative convergence to the target frequency (10 GHz frequency). On the other hand, the Ansys HFSS tool is used to model and optimize the SIW resonator with the suitable transition and plot the S-parameters for a frequency sweep range to validate its property. The results obtained allow increasing the unloaded Q-factor to be more than 1609 and reducing not only insertion and return losses but also reducing the size of the resonator. The proposed SIW resonator with its small size and low loss is directly useful for microwave and millimeter-wave applications.


ansys HFSS; genetic algorithm; microwave devices; substrate integrated waveguide; unloaded quality factor;

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v13i3.pp2857-2864

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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