Estimation of the average contrast of a buried object
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 2000 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 35, Issue 2, pages 547–555, March-April 2000
How to Cite
2000), Estimation of the average contrast of a buried object, Radio Sci., 35(2), 547–555, doi:10.1029/1999RS900066., and (
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 8 JUN 1999
- Manuscript Received: 26 JAN 1999
The problem of estimation of the average contrast of a buried object is formulated as a nonlinear inverse scattering problem. An effective scattering model of reduced dimensionality is applied in order to make the inversion scheme numerically fast and well-posed. It is shown that a good estimate of the object's average constitution is obtained if L1-type metric is employed and the two-media background is replaced with the average homogeneous one. The effective scattering model is used in combination with Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging, adding significant value to conventional SAR images.