IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation

Issue 2 • March 1981

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  • [Front cover and table of contents]

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 0
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  • Opening remarks

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):190 - 191
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  • The applicability of an inverse method for reconstruction of electron-density profiles

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):245 - 252
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    Inverse scattering theory is used to reconstruct profiles of electron density from the analytic representation of the reflection coefficient. The complex reflection coefficientr(k)is represented as a rational function of the wavenumberk. Using a three-pole approximation forr(k), the one-dimensional inverse scattering theory is applied to obtain a closed-form expres... View full abstract»

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  • Polarization dependence in electromagnetic inverse problems

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):262 - 271
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    The complete description of electromagnetic scattering processes implies polarization since an electromagnetic scatterer acts like a polarization transformer. The main objective is to show that due to the vector nature of electromagnetic waves, electromagnetic remote sensing and inverse scattering techniques, if applied rigorously, require incorporation of polarization information into their formu... View full abstract»

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  • Solution of underdetermined electromagnetic and seismic problems by the maximum entropy method

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):271 - 274
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    Many inversion problems require solution of a Fredholm integral equation of the formT(bar{r}) = int D(bar{r},bar{r}')sigma (bar{r}') dV', whereTis the observable,Dis an operator, andsigmais the unknown parameter distribution. Examples occur in the areas of radiation and scattering, tomography, and geotomography. We reduce the equation to matrix form and ... View full abstract»

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  • Remote sensing of path-averaged raindrop size distributions from microwave scattering measurements

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):275 - 281
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    A multichannel microwave propagation experimental system whose frequencies are 1.7 GHz, 11.5 GHz, 34.5 GHz, and 81.8 GHz is introduced in order to measure not only attenuation and phase shift due to rain, but also to infer a path-averaged raindrop size distributionoverline{N(D)}from the measurements, in addition to 11.5 GHz, 34.5 GHz, and 81.8 GHz copolar attenuation, phase variations b... View full abstract»

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  • Determination of the parameters of a dipole by measurement of its magnetic field

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):282 - 287
    Cited by:  Papers (37)  |  Patents (1)
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    A novel method to determine the parameters (dipole moment, orientation, and location) of a magnetic dipole is discussed. The method, which requires no a priori knowledge of the parameters, consists of measuring one or more components of the magnetic field of the dipole in a two-dimensional grid and performing a two-dimensional multiparameter nonlinear least squares fit to the data. Results of comp... View full abstract»

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  • Physical optics imaging with limited aperture data

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):332 - 335
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    Some results are reported of an applied research effort concerning the imaging and/or identification of conducting cones based on measured transient response data. An important restriction on the effort was that data were available at only a few look angles, all withinpm30degof nose-on incidence. The accuracy between measured data set and physical optics inverse scattering results is fi... View full abstract»

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  • Target classification with multiple frequency illumination

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):352 - 358
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    Target classification may be viewed as a crude form of inverse scattering that determines which ofMprespecified body shapes is most consistent with the scattered field data. A method is described for discriminating between different target shapes by appropriately processing the backscattered waveforms or target signature observed in radar receivers. Although this general subject has rec... View full abstract»

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  • Stability problems in inverse diffraction

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):368 - 372
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    Inverse diffraction consists in determining the field distribution on a boundary surface from the knowledge of the distribution on a surface situated within the domain where the wave propagates. This problem is a good example for illustrating the use of least-squares methods (also called regularization methods) for solving linear ill-posed inverse problems. We focus on obtaining error bounds for r... View full abstract»

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  • Some mathematical considerations in dealing with the inverse problem

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):373 - 379
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    Many problems of mathematical physics can be formulated in terms of the operator equationAx = y, whereAis an integro-differential operator. GivenAandx, the solution foryis usually straightforward. However, the inverse problem which consists of the solution forxwhen givenAandyis much more difficult. The followin... View full abstract»

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  • The phase retrieval problem

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):386 - 391
    Cited by:  Papers (60)  |  Patents (1)
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    The phase retrieval problem arises in applications of electromagnetic theory in which wave phase is apparently lost or impractical to measure and only intensity data are available. The mathematics of the problem provides unusual insights into the nature of electromagnetic fields. The theory is reviewed and illustrated. The basic issue of the phase retrieval problem, stated for a one-dimensional fi... View full abstract»

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  • Estimation of the volume and the size of a scatterer from band-limited time domain signature

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):398 - 399
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    An inverse scattering model, based on the time domain concepts of electromagnetic theory, is developed using the first five (zeroth to fourth) moment condition integrals to recover the Rayleigh coefficient and the next higher order nonzero coefficient of the power series expansion ink(wavenumber) of the target backscattering response. The Rayleigh coefficient and the other coefficient t... View full abstract»

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  • Encoding of information in inverse scattering problems

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):406 - 408
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    The use of functions of classEfor encoding information in inverse scattering-and in general inverse optical-problems is outlined. The way in which zeros describe all the information about band-limited functions is presented. Subsequently, the advantages of utilizing this description are considered. View full abstract»

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  • Polarization dependence of RCS--A geometrical interpretation

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):412 - 413
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    The variation of back-scattered radar cross section (RCS) with common transmit-receive polarizationPis given by a simple geometrical construction on the Poincare sphere. View full abstract»

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  • [Back cover]

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): c4
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  • Improved resolution in microwave holographic images

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):320 - 326
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    Microwave holography is a useful experimental technique for imaging remote or inaccessible objects and for diagnostics of antennas, radomes, and scatterers; however, diffraction restricts image resolution. A method is described for improving resolution in microwave holography. The holograms are spherical or circular. Porter's scalar theory of curved holograms is extended to vector fields by using ... View full abstract»

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  • Inverse scattering technique applied to remote sensing of layered media

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):298 - 306
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    An inverse scattering technique applied to a remote estimation of the dielectric and conductivity profile of an inaccessible layered medium is presented. The inaccessible region is illuminated by plane waves at normal incident, and the data are taken as the reflected power at a fixed remote location for a set of discrete frequencies. The problem of estimating the dielectric and conductivity profil... View full abstract»

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  • Numerical aspects of a dissipative inverse problem

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):253 - 261
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    Two numerical aspects of the solution of a one-dimensional electromagnetic inverse problem are considered: the numerical solution of delay integral equations and the sensitivity of the solution of the inverse problem to small changes in the data. In addition a numerical technique is developed for the solution of the direct problem in the time domain. The problem considered is one in which the cond... View full abstract»

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  • Iterative determination of permittivity and conductivity profiles of a dielectric slab in the time domain

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):239 - 245
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    A numerical method is presented to compute one unknown constitutive parameter of an inhomogeoeous lossy dielectric slab from the reflected field in the time domain. The method is based upon a space-time discretization of the integral equation for the reflected field. In the inversion, especially those space-time points where the numerical computation of the electric-field strength in the slab is m... View full abstract»

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  • Operator-theoretic and computational approaches to Ill-posed problems with applications to antenna theory

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):220 - 231
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    A general framework for regularization and approximation methods for ill-posed problems is developed. Three levels in the resolution processes are distinguished and emphasized: philosophy of resolution, regularization-approximation schema, and regularization algorithms. Dilemmas and methodologies of resolution of ill-posed problems and their numerical implementations are examined in this framework... View full abstract»

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  • Self-consistent evaluation of complex constitutive parameters

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):408 - 412
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    An inverse process in remote sensing inverts the constitutive parameters of matter from measurable quantities at sensors. Analytical models relating the measurable and desired parameters are usually formulated with simplifying assumptions. However real matter and sensors often do not behave as assumed. Undue errors arising from discrepancies between assumed conditions and in situ measurements can ... View full abstract»

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  • On computation of electromagnetic fields on planar surfaces from fields specified on nearby surfaces

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):402 - 404
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    A technique is presented for solution of the inverse problem of calculating the electric field on a planar surface from the electric field specified on a nearby surface. An integral equation is derived that relates two orthogonal components of the electric field on the nearby surface to the respective components of the plane wave spectrum of the planar electric field. The integral equation is solv... View full abstract»

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  • On the inverse scattering problem for dielectric cylindrical scatterers

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):392 - 397
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    A solution of the inverse scattering problem for dielectric circular cylindrical scatterers has been presented on the basis of the exact electromagnetic theory of scattering. Two new contributions have been made. First, a new concept of characteristic functions has been introduced. It has been shown that the extremum properties of these functions determine the radii uniquely from the coefficients ... View full abstract»

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  • Newton-Kantorovitch algorithm applied to an electromagnetic inverse problem

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):232 - 238
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    An efficient algorithm is presented to compute the shape of perfectly conducting cylinders via knowledge of scattering cross sections. This choice of scattering data avoids the difficulties linked with the phase measurements or reconstructions. The mathematical analysis is performed in terms of operator and functions, and the fundamental instability of the problem is demonstrated. Then the stabili... View full abstract»

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