A full ring STMR array patch had been used for Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) of anisotropic materials where the elastic moduli, correspond to the virgin sample, were used in the calculations. In the present work an in-situ SHM has been successfully demonstrated using a novel compact sensor patch (Double ring single quadrant small footprint STMR array) through simultaneous reconstruction of the elastic moduli, material symmetry, orientation of principal planes and defect imaging. The direct received signals were used to measure Lamb wave velocities, which were used in a slowness based reconstructed algorithm using Genetic Algorithm to reconstruct the elastic moduli, material symmetry and orientation of principal planes. The measured signals along with the reconstructed elastic moduli were used in the phased addition algorithm for imaging the damages present on the structure. To show the applicability of the method, simulations were carried out with the double ring single quadrant STMR array configuration to image defects and are compared with the images obtained using simulation data of the full ring STMR array configuration. The experimental validation has been carried out using 3.15 mm quasi-isotropic graphite-epoxy composite. The double ring single quadrant STMR array has advantages over the full ring STMR array as it can carry out in-situ SHM with limited footprint on the structure. © 2009 American Institute of Physics.