Optimization of regional coverage satellite constellations based on ant colony algorithm

Jiao Long Wei, Zhao Hui Cen

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First, an optimization model of constellation parameters aimed at improving coverage performance was built. Second, defining the new strategy of sorting and transferring based on Continuous space, Ant colony algorithm (ACA) was improved, the particular case that multi-objects could not be compatible was also included, and an optimization framework was proposed. Finally, the simulation results demonstrate the effect of ACA, which can improve the efficiency of optimization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-66
Number of pages5
JournalTongxin Xuebao/Journal on Communications
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2006



  • Ant colony algorithm
  • Continuous space
  • Optimization
  • Regional coverage
  • Satellite constellation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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