The rational-based neuro-transfer function (neuro-TF) method is a popular method for parametric modeling of electromagnetic (EM) behavior of microwave components. However, when the order in the neuro-TF becomes high, the sensitivities of the model response with respect to the coefficients of the transfer function become high. Due to this high-sensitivity issue, small training errors in the coefficients of the transfer function will result in large errors in the model output, leading to the difficulty in training of the neuro-TF model. This paper proposes a new decomposition technique to address this high-sensitivity issue. In the proposed technique, we decompose the original neuro-TF model with high order of transfer function into multiple sub-neuro-TF models with much lower order of transfer function. We then reformulate the overall model as the combination of the sub-neuro-TF models. New formulations are derived to determine the number of sub-models and the order of transfer function for each sub-model. Using the proposed decomposition technique, we can decrease the sensitivities of the overall model response with respect to the coefficients of the transfer function in each sub-model. Therefore, the modeling approach using the proposed decomposition technique can increase the modeling accuracy. Two EM parametric modeling examples are used to demonstrate the proposed decomposition technique.

Decomposition, Microwave components, Neural networks, Parameter extraction, Parametric modeling, Rational-based transfer function
Department of Electronics

Zhao, Z. (Zhihao), Feng, F. (Feng), Zhang, J. (Jianan), Zhang, W. (Wei), Jin, J. (Jing), Ma, J. (Jianguo), & Zhang, Q.J. (2020). Novel decomposition technique on rational-based neuro-transfer function for modeling of microwave components. Micromachines, 11(7). doi:10.3390/mi11070696