Digital filter design using multiple Pareto fronts


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Evolutionary approaches have been used in a large variety of design domains, from aircraft engineering to the designs of analog filters. Many of these approaches use measures to improve the variety of solutions in the population. In this paper, clustering and Pareto optimisation are combined into a single evolutionary design algorithm. The objective of this is to prevent the system from converging prematurely to a local minimum and to encourage a number of different designs that fulfil the design criteria. Our approach is demonstrated in the domain of digital filter design. Using a polar coordinate based pole-zero representation, two different lowpass filter design problems are explored. The results are compared to designs created by a human expert. The results demonstrate that the evolutionary process is able to create designs that are competitive with those created using a conventional design process by a human expert. They also demonstrate that each evolutionary run can produce a number of different designs with similar fitness values, but very different characteristics. © 2001 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - NASA/DoD Conference on Evolvable Hardware, EH
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2002
Externally publishedYes


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