Multinary Inversion for Tunnel Detection

M. S. Zhdanov, L. H. Cox
2013 IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters  
We introduce multinary inversion to explicitly exploit the physical property contrasts between different objects and their host medium, e.g., between air-filled tunnels and their surrounding earth. Conceptually, multinary inversion is a generalization of binary inversion to multiple physical properties. However, unlike existing realizations of binary inversion which are solved using stochastic optimization methods, our realization of multinary inversion can be solved using deterministic
more » ... tion methods. This is significant as the method can be applied to both linear and nonlinear operators and easily extends to joint inversion of multimodal geophysical data. Using synthetic models of full-tensor gravity gradiometry data, multinary inversion is demonstrated to be robust for tunnel detection relative to the presence of significant geological noise. Index Terms-Binary inversion, inverse problems, multinary inversion, regularization, tunnel detection.
doi:10.1109/lgrs.2012.2230433 fatcat:qjg63mzgonel3o5c2aihfsvzwy