Determining the conductivity for a nonautonomous hyperbolic operator in a cylindrical domain
Journal article, 2018

This paper is devoted to the reconstruction of the conductivity coefficient for a nonautonomous hyperbolic operator an infinite cylindrical domain. Applying a local Carleman estimate, we prove the uniqueness and a Hölder stability in the determination of the conductivity using a single measurement data on the lateral boundary. Our numerical examples show good reconstruction of the location and contrast of the conductivity function in 3 dimensions.

infinite domain

time- and space-dependent coefficient

Carleman estimate

hyperbolic equation

inverse problem


Larisa Beilina

Chalmers, Mathematical Sciences, Applied Mathematics and Statistics

University of Gothenburg

M. Cristofol

Institut de Mathematiques de Marseille

Shumin Li

University of Science and Technology of China

Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences

0170-4214 (ISSN) 1099-1476 (eISSN)

Vol. 41 5 2012-2030

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Computational Mathematics


Mathematical Analysis



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