Anton Menshov, Vladimir Okhmatovski
A. Menshov and V. Okhmatovski, “Superlens enhanced 2-D microwave tomography with contrast source inversion method,” IEEE Open J. Antennas Propag., vol. 2, pp. 453–463, Mar. 2021.
Publication year: 2021

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The contrast source inversion (CSI) algorithm is one of the primary techniques used for solution of non-linear inverse problems in microwave tomography. In this paper, we describe a modification of the CSI method adapted to imaging of the 2-D objects in the presence of the focusing media under TM-polarization. The focusing media is presented in the form of the Veselago lens. The data domain and imaging domain are properly positioned with respect to the location of the lens. Specifically, the sensors are located at the focal points of the lens with respect to the location of the individual pixels discretizing the contrast source. Such positioning of the source and observation locations in the presence of the lens, eliminates rank deficiency in the formulation of the inverse problem and results in significant improvements to both convergence speed of underlying conjugate gradient iterations and the accuracy of the image reconstruction in the CSI method.