Recovery of a Failed Antenna Element Using Genetic Algorithm and Particle Swarm Optimization for MELISSA

  • Shweta VincentEmail author
  • Sharmila Anand John Francis
  • Om Prakash Kumar
  • Kumudha Raimond
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 968)


A 2 × 6 planar coaxial cavity horn antenna array has been proposed for the transmitter module of the MELISSA GB-SAR system [7]. This system is installed in Italy for monitoring of land deformations leading to landslides and is required to work round-the-clock for continuous monitoring. Failure of even a single antenna element in the transmitting or receiving module of this system could alter the radiation pattern of the system and could prove to be hazardous. This article performs a comparative analysis of the Genetic algorithm and Particle Swarm Optimization algorithm to recover the failed element in the 2 × 6 antenna array. The results of MatLab simulation prove that both the GA and PSO algorithms converge well to auto-recover the failed element.


MELISSA GB-SAR Genetic algorithm Particle swarm optimization Dolph Chebyshev beamforming 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shweta Vincent
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sharmila Anand John Francis
    • 2
  • Om Prakash Kumar
    • 3
  • Kumudha Raimond
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Mechatronics EngineeringManipal Institute of Technology, MAHECoimbatoreIndia
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science EngineeringKing Khalid UniversityAbhaSaudi Arabia
  3. 3.Department of Electronics and Communication EngineeringManipal Institute of Technology, MAHECoimbatoreIndia
  4. 4.Department of Computer Science EngineeringCoimbatoreIndia

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