Andrea Massa

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A computational approach based on an innovative stochastic algorithm, namely, the particle swarm optimizer (PSO), is proposed for the solution of the inverse-scattering problem arising in microwave-imaging applications. The original inverse-scattering problem is reformulated in a global nonlinear optimization one by defining a suitable cost function, which(More)
In this paper, a new version of the iterative multiscaling method (IMM) is proposed for reconstructing multiple scatterers in two-dimensional microwave imaging problems. This paper describes the new procedure evaluating the effectiveness of the IMM previously assessed for single object detection. Starting from inverse scattering integral equations, the(More)
In this letter, the minimization of the power losses in time-modulated arrays is addressed by means of a suitable strategy based on Particle Swarm Optimization. By properly modifying the modulation sequence, the method is aimed at reducing the amount of wasted power, analytically computed through a very effective closed-form relationship, while constraining(More)
The integration of smart antennas in wireless sensor networks is a challenging and very attractive technical solution to improve the system capacity, the quality of service, and the power control. In this paper, some benefits coming from such an integration are experimentally assessed dealing with a set of test scenarios. Finally, some conclusions are(More)
In this paper, an innovative approach for the synthesis of time-modulated linear array antennas is presented. The switch-on instants of the time-modulated elements are taken into account as additional degrees of freedom to optimize the array pattern. Towards this end, a technique based on a Particle Swarm Optimization is proposed to fully exploit the(More)
The application of a global optimization procedure to the detection of buried inhomogeneities is studied in the present paper. The object inhomogeneities are schematized as multilayer infinite dielectric cylinders with elliptic cross sections. An efficient recursive analytical procedure is used for the forward scattering computation. A functional is(More)