Beampattern optimization techniques using metaheuristic algorithm for collaborative beamforming: a review

Najla Ilyana Ab Majid, Nik Noordini Nik Abd Malik, Nor Aini Zakaria


The fast improvements in wireless technology and embedded systems have sparked a renewed interest in collaborative beamforming (CB) approach used in wireless sensor networks (WSNs). Despite the fact that studies on distributed and CB have been conducted for more than 10 years, CB was previously deemed unworkable because of its extreme complexity and difficult-to-attain criteria. It just got well-known in the last several years when cheaply accessible compact wireless communication electronic sensors with high processing capability emerged. These factors contributed as the motivation for this paper's research overview CB in WSNs. We provide the classifications of the static and mobile WSN which is based on the sensor node optimization technique. This paper reviews the metaheuristic algorithms proposed by previous study for beampattern and energy consumption optimization. Finally, this paper also presents a summary analysis of the previous studies in terms of beampattern characteristic and properties, energy consumption and stability.


Beampattern optimization; Collaborative beamforming; Distributed networks; Metaheuristic algorithms; Wireless sensor networks

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