An innovative inverse scattering (IS) technique for the simultaneous processing of multifrequency (MF) ground-penetrating radar (GPR) measurements is proposed. The nonlinear IS problem is solved by profitably integrating a customized MF version of the particle swarm optimizer (PSO) within the iterative multiscaling approach (IMSA) to jointly exploit the reduction of the ratio between unknowns and uncorrelated data with a pervasive exploration of the multidimensional search space for minimizing the probability that the solution is trapped into local minima corresponding to false solutions of the problem at hand. Both numerical and experimental test cases are reported to assess the reliability of the MF-IMSA-PSO method toward accurate GPR tomography as well as improvements with respect to the competitive state-of-the-art inversion approaches.

Multi-frequency particle swarm optimization for enhanced multi-resolution GPR microwave imaging / Salucci, M.; Poli, L.; Anselmi, N.; Massa, A.. - In: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING. - ISSN 1558-0644. - STAMPA. - 55:3(2017), pp. 1305-1317. [10.1109/TGRS.2016.2622061]

Multi-frequency particle swarm optimization for enhanced multi-resolution GPR microwave imaging

M. Salucci;L. Poli;N. Anselmi;A. Massa
2017

Abstract

An innovative inverse scattering (IS) technique for the simultaneous processing of multifrequency (MF) ground-penetrating radar (GPR) measurements is proposed. The nonlinear IS problem is solved by profitably integrating a customized MF version of the particle swarm optimizer (PSO) within the iterative multiscaling approach (IMSA) to jointly exploit the reduction of the ratio between unknowns and uncorrelated data with a pervasive exploration of the multidimensional search space for minimizing the probability that the solution is trapped into local minima corresponding to false solutions of the problem at hand. Both numerical and experimental test cases are reported to assess the reliability of the MF-IMSA-PSO method toward accurate GPR tomography as well as improvements with respect to the competitive state-of-the-art inversion approaches.
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Salucci, M.; Poli, L.; Anselmi, N.; Massa, A.
Multi-frequency particle swarm optimization for enhanced multi-resolution GPR microwave imaging / Salucci, M.; Poli, L.; Anselmi, N.; Massa, A.. - In: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING. - ISSN 1558-0644. - STAMPA. - 55:3(2017), pp. 1305-1317. [10.1109/TGRS.2016.2622061]
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