Kirchhoff Migration for Identifying Unknown Targets Surrounded by Random Scatterers

Chi Young Ahn, Taeyoung Ha, Won-Kwang Park
2019 Applied Sciences  
In this paper, we take into account a two-dimensional inverse scattering problem for localizing small electromagnetic anomalies when they are surrounded by small, randomly distributed electromagnetic scatterers. Generally, subspace migration is considered to be an improved version of Kirchhoff migration; however, for the problem considered here, simulation results have confirmed that Kirchhoff migration is better than subspace migration, though the reasons for this have not been investigated
more » ... een investigated theoretically. In order to explain theoretical reason, we explored that the imaging function of Kirchhoff migration can be expressed by the size, permittivity, permeability of anomalies and random scatterers, and the Bessel function of the first kind of order zero and one. Considered approach is based on the fact that the far-field pattern can be represented using an asymptotic expansion formula in the presence of such anomalies and random scatterers. We also present results of numerical simulations to validate the discovered imaging function structures.
doi:10.3390/app9204446 fatcat:nqcfkpjkmjbd7g3etgot42qoxq