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Solution of inverse problem using time reversal techniques

21 Jun 2011-Vol. 1335, Iss: 1, pp 623-630
Abstract: Inverse problem solutions in NDE can be broadly classified as model‐based approach and system‐based approach. In model‐based approach an accurate forward model is used in an iterative framework to provide a defect shape that minimizes the error between the measured signal and a simulated signal. However this approach results in repeated executions of a three dimensional forward model in each iteration, making it computationally demanding. This paper presents a direct approach to inversion using principles of time reversal. The feasibility of the approach is demonstrated via application to microwave NDE data. A two‐dimensional finite difference time domain model for simulating the propagation of forward and time reversed wave fields is first developed. The key advantage of the approach is that it provides a model‐based inversion method that is not iterative. Simulation and experimental results validating the approach are presented.
Topics: Inverse problem (53%)
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