Accession Number : ADA544028


Title :   On the Potential Use of Evolutionary Algorithms for Electro-Optic System Design


Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept. 1 Oct 2008-30 Sep 2009


Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Olson, Colin C ; Nichols, Jonathan M ; Villarruel, Carl A ; Bucholtz, Frank


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a544028.pdf


Report Date : 25 Mar 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 23


Abstract : This report discusses the feasibility of employing evolutionary algorithms for the automatic design of electro-optical systems for a wide variety of DoD applications. Evolutionary algorithms (EAs) can be utilized for automatic design provided potential solutions can be encoded mathematically, can be rapidly tested analytically, computationally, or experimentally, and can have their performance quantified mathematically. Importantly, EAs can be employed even when changes in system design lead to abrupt or discontinuous changes in system performance. As an illustration, we use an EA to automatically design a simple lens.


Descriptors :   *ALGORITHMS , *ELECTROOPTICS , AUTOMATIC , EVOLUTION(GENERAL) , LENSES , SOLUTIONS(GENERAL)


Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Numerical Mathematics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE