FAILURE CORRECTION OF LINEAR ARRAY ANTENNA WITH MULTIPLE NULL PLACEMENT USING CUCKOO SEARCH ALGORITHM

Abstract
The influence of evolutionary algorithms enhanced its scope of getting its existence in almost every complex optimization problems. In this paper, cuckoo search algorithm, an algorithm based on the brood parasite behavior along with Levy weights has been proposed for the radiation pattern correction of a linear array of isotropic antennas with uniform spacing when failed with more than one antenna element. Even though deterioration produced by the failure of antenna elements results in various undesirable effects, consideration in this paper is given to the correction of side lobe level and null placement at two places. Various articles in the past have already shown that the idea to correct the radiation pattern is to alter the amplitude weights of the remaining unfailed elements, instead of replacing the faulty elements. This approach is made use of modifying the current excitations of unfailed elements using cuckoo search algorithm such that the resulting radiation pattern is similar to the unfailed original pattern in terms of side lobe level and null placement at two places. Examples shown in this paper demonstrate the effectiveness of this algorithm in achieving the desired objectives.

Authors
R. Muralidaran1, A. Vallavaraj2, Hemant Patidar3, G.K.Mahanti4
Caledonian College of Engineering, Sultanate of Oman1, Caledonian College of Engineering, Sultanate of Oman, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, India3, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, India4

Keywords
Array Failure Correction, Linear Array, Cuckoo Search Algorithm, Side Lobe Level, Multiple Null Placement
Published By :
ICTACT
Published In :
ICTACT Journal on Communication Technology
( Volume: 5 , Issue: 1 )
Date of Publication :
March 2014

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