Eleven. Microwave Imaging Strategies, Emerging Techniques, and Future Trends

  1. Matteo Pastorino

Published Online: 26 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470602492.ch11

Microwave Imaging

Microwave Imaging

How to Cite

Pastorino, M. (2010) Microwave Imaging Strategies, Emerging Techniques, and Future Trends, in Microwave Imaging, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470602492.ch11

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 24 MAR 2010

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Microwave and Optical Engineering

Book Series Editors:

  1. Kai Chang

Series Editor Information

  1. Texas A&M University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470278000

Online ISBN: 9780470602492



  • metamaterials;
  • microwave imaging;
  • support vector machines (SVMs);
  • three-dimensional imaging


Research activity on microwave imaging has evolved rapidly, and it is almost impossible to mention the plethora of new ideas, methods, and strategies that continuously appear in the scientific literature and are proposed by a number of very active research teams working around the world and discussed at many conferences devoted to applied electromagnetics. The perspective of three-dimensional imaging can be of interest for research on hybrid methods, since the reduction in numerical complexity is one of the main reasons for developing hybrid imaging approaches. More recently, support vector machines (SVMs) have attracted notable attention due to their excellent generalization capabilities in several applications, such as pattern recognition, time prediction, and regression. Another challenge is use of metamaterials for microwave imaging applications, since important steps have been taken toward the development of devices involving such materials. In particular, left-handed metamaterials have been considered in some advanced technical areas of electromagnetics.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

metamaterials; microwave imaging; regression analysis; three-dimensional displays