Perturbation Approach to Reconstructing Deformations in a Coaxial Cylindrical Waveguide
2015 (English)In: Mathematical problems in engineering (Print), ISSN 1024-123X, E-ISSN 1563-5147, 915497Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We study a detection method for continuous mechanical deformations of coaxial cylindrical waveguide boundaries, using perturbation theory. The inner boundary of the waveguide is described as a continuous PEC structure with deformations modeled by suitable continuous functions. In the present approach, the computation complexity is significantly reduced compared to discrete conductor models studied in our previous work. If the mechanically deformed metallic structure is irradiated by the microwave fields of appropriate frequencies, then, by means of measurements of the scattered fields at both ends, we can reconstruct the continuous deformation function. We apply the first-order perturbation method to the inverse problem of reconstruction of boundary deformations, using the dominant TEM-mode of the microwave radiation. Different orders of Tikhonov regularization, using the L-curve criterion, are investigated. Using reflection data, we obtain reconstruction results that indicate an agreement between the reconstructed and true continuous deformations of waveguide boundaries.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-177434DOI: 10.1155/2015/915497ISI: 000364064300001ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84946924717OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-177434DiVA: diva2:872831
FunderSwedish Energy Agency, 34146-1
QC 201511202015-11-202015-11-202016-01-19Bibliographically approved