SPACE OPTIMIZATION—AN EM DESIGN TOOL—PRESENTATION JANUARY 23 @ REDONDO BEACH
|January 9, 2014||Posted by COMauthor under CN, COMSOC, CS, EDCAS, MTT/APS||
To ALL Foothill IEEE Members: Our Friends in the Coastal LA Section have invited us to join them for this meeting. So, if you are in the Redondo Beach area on January 23, 2014, consider attending this interesting presentation.
IEEE Coastal Los Angeles Section Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Space Mapping: An Engineering Design Technology That Mimics Common Sense
Presented by John W. Bandler
Summary of this Presentation:
Space mapping, now in its twenty-first year of development and exploitation, is an engineering design technology thatfully exploits the engineer’s traditional “quasi-global” intuition. Through suitable physics-based surrogates, spacemapping facilitates design optimizations with high-fidelity or “fine-model” simulation accuracy but with “coarsemodel”simulation speed. It implements the iterative enhancement of surrogates derived from simple mappings of
coarse models to realize highly accurate surrogates of corresponding fine models.
A 2013 IEEE Canadian Review article demonstrates how space mapping offers a quantitative explanation for theengineer’s mysterious “feel” for a problem. Because space mapping processes parallel contemporarily understoodaspects of how the brain carries out certain tasks, we assert that space mapping technology mimics “common sense.”
Here, we introduce the concept, recall important advances, draw parallels with everyday experience, indicate the currentstate of the art,and provide illustrations from various engineering disciplines, including electromagnetics-basedmicrowave device modeling and design optimization. Aggressive space mapping, the most widely used technique,efficiently invokes inner loops of conventional optimization—common sense at work—often yielding excellent resultsin an acceptable two or three iterations. Design illustrations include the optimization of a 10-channel output multiplexerinvolving 140 optimization variables, the optimization of a microwave hairpin filter using implicit space mapping, andtuning space mapping of an open-loop ring resonator bandpass filter.
John W. Bandler studied at Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, England,
from 1960 to 1966. He received the B.Sc.(Eng.), Ph.D. and D.Sc.(Eng.) degrees from the
University of London, London, England, in 1963, 1967 and 1976, respectively. He joined
McMaster University, Canada, in 1969. He is now a Professor Emeritus. John founded
Optimization Systems Associates Inc. in 1983 and sold it to Hewlett-Packard in 1997. He is
President of Bandler Corporation. He has published more than 480 technical papers. He is
a Fellow of several societies, including the IEEE, the Royal Society of Canada and the
Canadian Academy of Engineering. In 1994, he introduced space mapping, a concept that
has since been adopted by design portfolios across the entire spectrum of engineering,
making possible the high-fidelity design of devices and systems at a cost of only a few
high-fidelity simulations. Space mapping explains in common sense terms the mysterious
“feel” that engineers have claimed as special to their engineering expertise.
As well as being an engineer, professor, innovator, researcher, and an author of technical papers, John is active inartistic endeavors. He has authored fiction and non-fiction, including a screenplay and nine stage plays. Three of hisplays have been performed, one of which he directed himself.
In 2012 he delivered a rump session on “Human aspectsof communication and persuasion: first impressions and subtext” at the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave
Symposium; a video is available on IEEE.tv. His 2013 McMaster seminar on “From creativity to success via risk andsetback: an insider’s perspective” is available on McMasterUTV.
In 2012, John was honored by a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and by IEEE Canada’s 2012 A.G.L.McNaughton Gold Medal, which honors “outstanding Canadian engineers recognized for their important contributionsto the engineering profession.” He also holds the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society’s 2004 Microwave
Application Award and the Society’s 2013 Microwave Career Award—both awarded to a Canadian for the first time.
For further information: McMaster University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bandler Corporation, email@example.com
And now, the details for this meeting:
When: January 23, 2014 (Thursday)
6:30 pm (social)
7:00-8:00 pm (presentation)
Where: Building S Cafeteria, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems,
1 Space Park Dr., Redondo Beach, 90278
Directions to building S cafeteria: From the 405, exit onto Rosecrans-West. Turn LEFT onto Aviation (3rdstoplight). Turn LEFT on Marine (2nd stoplight). Turn RIGHT at the next stoplight. Parking lot and BuildingS are on the RIGHT at the end of the driveway. The meeting is in the basement.
IEEE members and non-members welcome!