Bees algorithm for null synthesizing of linear antenna arrays by controlling only the element positions

Guney K. , Onay M.

NEURAL NETWORK WORLD, vol.17, no.2, pp.153-169, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Title of Journal : NEURAL NETWORK WORLD
  • Page Numbers: pp.153-169


This paper presents bees algorithm (BA) for null steering of linear antenna arrays by controlling only the element positions. The BA is an optimization algorithm inspired by the natural foraging behavior of honey bees to find the optimal solution. To show the versatility and flexibility of the proposed BA, several examples of Chebyshev array pattern with the imposed single, multiple and broad nulls are given. It is found that the nulling technique based on BA is capable of steering the array nulls precisely to the undesired interference directions. For practical consideration, the sensitivity of the produced patterns due to small variations of the element positions is also examined by rounding the element position values to the second decimal position.