Quantitative image recovery from measured blind backscattered data using a globally convergent inverse method
Journal article, 2013
The goal of this paper is to introduce the application of a globally convergent inverse scattering algorithm to estimate dielectric constants of targets using time-resolved backscattering data collected by a U.S. Army Research Laboratory forward-looking radar. The processing of the data was conducted blind, i.e., without any prior knowledge of the targets. The problem is solved by formulating the scattering problem as a coefficient inverse problem for a hyperbolic partial differential equation. The main new feature of this algorithm is its rigorously established global convergence property. Calculated values of dielectric constants are in a good agreement with material properties, which were revealed a posteriori.