Exact inverse scattering theory
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1981 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 16, Issue 6, pages 1025–1028, November-December 1981
How to Cite
1981), Exact inverse scattering theory, Radio Sci., 16(6), 1025–1028, doi:10.1029/RS016i006p01025.(
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 18 FEB 1981
- Manuscript Received: 5 NOV 1980
The concepts of reference wave slowness (reciprocal of velocity) and an associated free reference space Green's function slowness spectrum are introduced. A modified Kirchhoff surface integral, containing only the imaginary part of this free reference space Green's function slowness spectrum, is formulated, yielding an integral equation for the unknown fields and sources in the interior of a closed surface on which the (remotely sensed) fields are known. A well-posed, analytic closed form solution of this integral equation is obtained.