Image Recovery of Inaccessible Rough Surfaces Profiles Having Impedance Boundary Condition

Sefer A., Yapar A.

IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING LETTERS, vol.19, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/lgrs.2021.3128665
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aerospace Database, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Geobase, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Surface impedance, Surface roughness, Rough surfaces, Surface reconstruction, Impedance, Image reconstruction, Boundary conditions, Impedance boundary conditions (IBCs), inverse problem, Newton iteration, rough surface reconstruction, INVERSE SCATTERING, RECONSTRUCTION
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This letter addresses a reconstruction algorithm of locally rough inaccessible surface profiles via the knowledge of the scattered field data under the consideration of the impedance boundary condition (IBC). To this aim, first, the synthetic scattered field data are obtained through the solution of the conventional surface integral equation (SIE) written on the rough surface. Then, the same SIE together with the data equation is solved iteratively via Newton's method to obtain the image of the rough surface profile. In the numerical implementation, the nonlinear ill-posed inverse problem is linearized in an iterative fashion via the Newton method and regularized by Tikhonov in the least-squares sense. The feasibility of the algorithm is provided via numerical examples, which shows that the method is effective and promising.