International Journal of Antennas and Propagation

Inverse Scattering and Microwave Tomography in Safety, Security, and Health


Publishing date
02 Aug 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Mar 2013

Lead Editor

1Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, Seconda Università di Napoli, 81031 Aversa, Italy

2Electromagnetic Research Department, University Paris-Sud XI, Paris, France

3Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0291, USA

4Istituto per il Rilevamento Elettromagnetico dell'Ambiente, CNR, 80124 Napoli, Italy


Inverse Scattering and Microwave Tomography in Safety, Security, and Health

Description

Electromagnetic diagnostics and radar systems are of increasing interest in many application domains where the aim is to characterize in a qualitative and quantitative way targets in electromagnetically complex scenarios. The exploitation of usual data processing approaches, despite their simplicity of use, does not allow the results to be fully interpretable even in simple cases. Therefore, the necessity of developing electromagnetic inverse models arises, which account accurately for the physics of the sensing and can achieve more reliable and stable solution when qualitative reconstructions are achieved. The availability of accurate modeling is necessary when the aim is the quantitative characterization of the targets where, besides the mathematical difficulties of the local minima and the ill-posedness, a need arises to achieve accurate evaluation of the key factors playing in the inverse scattering (incident field, Green's function). Lastly, the diversity in the data is useful for the solution of the inverse scattering problem and this pushes towards nonconventional measurement configuration and antenna arrangements, where still the necessity of a modeling arises. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Effective inverse scattering approach able to deal with large investigation domains and to achieve qualitative reconstructions in terms of localization and geometry estimation of the targets. This topic is of interest for surveillance and detection issues in security domain as well as monitoring for safety of the large infrastructures
  • Inversion approaches for “quantitative” reconstruction in laboratory and field conditions as for medical diagnostics
  • Development of new diagnostics systems in the range from RF to THz frequencies for novel or nonconventional exploitation of the inverse scattering
  • Data correlation and information fusion approaches for integration of inverse scattering methods with other sensing techniques

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 589598
  • - Editorial

Inverse Scattering and Microwave Tomography in Safety, Security, and Health

Rocco Pierri | Jean-Charles Bolomey | ... | Francesco Soldovieri
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 701378
  • - Research Article

Study of Microwave Tomography Measurement Setup Configurations for Breast Cancer Detection Based on Breast Compression

Alvaro Diaz-Bolado | Paul-Andre Barriere | Jean-Jacques Laurin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 702176
  • - Research Article

A SAP-DoA Method for the Localization of Two Buried Objects

Simone Meschino | Lara Pajewski | Giuseppe Schettini
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 969603
  • - Research Article

A Novel Method for Recognition of Bioradiolocation Signal Breathing Patterns for Noncontact Screening of Sleep Apnea Syndrome

Maksim Alekhin | Lesya Anishchenko | ... | Alexey Bogomolov
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 231729
  • - Research Article

Optical-Theorem-Based Coherent Scatterer Detection in Complex Environments

Edwin A. Marengo | Fred K. Gruber
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 610389
  • - Research Article

3D Imaging of Buried Dielectric Targets with a Tomographic Microwave Approach Applied to GPR Synthetic Data

Alessandro Galli | Davide Comite | ... | Elena Pettinelli
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 272561
  • - Research Article

Radiometric Imaging for Monitoring and Surveillance Issues

Francesco Soldovieri | Antonio Natale | ... | Lijia Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 897287
  • - Research Article

Three-Dimensional Microwave Holographic Imaging Employing Forward-Scattered Waves Only

Reza K. Amineh | Maryam Ravan | ... | Natalia K. Nikolova
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 407607
  • - Research Article

Microwave Imaging of Three-Dimensional Targets by Means of an Inexact-Newton-Based Inversion Algorithm

Claudio Estatico | Matteo Pastorino | Andrea Randazzo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 515240
  • - Research Article

Multipole Theory and Algorithms for Target Support Estimation

Edwin A. Marengo
International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
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