Selective imaging of extended reflectors in a two-dimensional waveguide

Tsogka, Chrysoula and Mitsoudis, Dimitris and Papadimitropoulos, Symeon (2013) Selective imaging of extended reflectors in a two-dimensional waveguide. (Unpublished)

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We consider the problem of selective imaging extended reflectors in waveguides using the response matrix of the scattered field obtained with an active array. Selective imaging amounts to being able to focus at the edges of a reflector which typically give raise to weaker echoes than those coming from its main body. To this end, we propose a selective imaging method that uses projections on low rank subspaces of a weighted modal projection of the array response matrix, $\widehat{\mathbb{P}}(\omega)$. We analyze theoretically our imaging method for a simplified model problem where the scatterer is a vertical one-dimensional perfect reflector. In this case, we show that the rank of $\widehat{\mathbb{P}}(\omega)$ equals the size of the reflector devided by the cross-range array resolution which is $\lambda/2$ for an array spanning the whole depth of the waveguide. We also derive analytic expressions for the singular vectors of $\widehat{\mathbb{P}}(\omega)$ which allows us to show how selective imaging can be achieved. Our numerical simulations are in very good agreement with the theory and illustrate the robustness of our imaging functional for reflectors of various shapes.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Chrysoula Tsogka
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2013 05:52
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2018 23:28

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