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Time-domain reconstruction using sensitivity coefficients for limited view ultrawide band tomography

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6 Author(s)
Abdullah, M.Z. ; School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang 14300, Malaysia ; Yin, W. ; Bilal, M. ; Armitage, D.W.
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This article addresses time-domain ultrawide band (UWB) electromagnetic tomography for reconstructing the unknown spatial characteristic of an object from observations of the arrivals of short electromagnetic (EM) pulses. Here, the determination of the first peak arrival of the EM traces constitutes the forward problem, and the inverse problem aims to reconstruct the EM property distribution of the media. In this article, the finite-difference time-domain method implementing a perfectly matched layer is used to solve the forward problem from which the system sensitivity maps are determined. Image reconstruction is based on the combination of a linearized update and regularized Landweber minimization algorithm. Experimental data from a laboratory UWB system using targets of different contrasts, sizes, and shapes in an aqueous media are presented. The results show that this technique can accurately detect and locate unknown targets in spite of the presence of significant levels of noise in the data.

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Review of Scientific Instruments  (Volume:78 ,  Issue: 8 )

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Aug 2007

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