Accession Number:

ADA209202

Title:

The Inverse Scattering Problem for Acoustic and Electromagnetic Waves

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jun 1986-31 May 1989

Corporate Author:

DELAWARE UNIV NEWARK DEPT OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-05-31

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

This research project was concerned with the problem of determining the physical and geometric properties of an obstacle by probing with time harmonic acoustic or electromagnetic waves. A new method has been developed to solve problems of this type based on the theory of Herglotz wave functions and complete sets of solutions to the Helmholtz and Maxwell equations. Numerical examples have been given for the case of acoustic waves.

Subject Categories:

  • Acoustics
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE