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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2014, Article ID 686730, 7 pages
Research Article

Application of Hybrid Optimization Algorithm in the Synthesis of Linear Antenna Array

1Department of Computer Engineering, Girne American University, Mersin 10, Turkey
2Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Girne American University, Mersin 10, Turkey

Received 21 June 2014; Accepted 7 September 2014; Published 25 September 2014

Academic Editor: Ebrahim Momoniat

Copyright © 2014 Ezgi Deniz Ülker et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The use of hybrid algorithms for solving real-world optimization problems has become popular since their solution quality can be made better than the algorithms that form them by combining their desirable features. The newly proposed hybrid method which is called Hybrid Differential, Particle, and Harmony (HDPH) algorithm is different from the other hybrid forms since it uses all features of merged algorithms in order to perform efficiently for a wide variety of problems. In the proposed algorithm the control parameters are randomized which makes its implementation easy and provides a fast response. This paper describes the application of HDPH algorithm to linear antenna array synthesis. The results obtained with the HDPH algorithm are compared with three merged optimization techniques that are used in HDPH. The comparison shows that the performance of the proposed algorithm is comparatively better in both solution quality and robustness. The proposed hybrid algorithm HDPH can be an efficient candidate for real-time optimization problems since it yields reliable performance at all times when it gets executed.