Radio Science

Singular system analysis for temperature retrieval in microwave thermography


  • F. Bardati,

  • M. Bertero,

  • M. Mongiardo,

  • D. Solimini


This paper refers to the inversion of microwave radiometric data for retrieving the temperature distribution in the human body. The singular system of the radiative integral operator furnishes an appropriate basis, provided some a priori information is included. The relevant features of the technique are discussed and numerical simulations of the retrievals are reported.