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Efficient hybrid method for time reversal superresolution imaging

Xiaohua Wang*, Wei Gao, and Bingzhong Wang   

  1. School of Physical Electronics, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054, China
  • Online:2015-02-13 Published:2010-01-03


An efficient hybrid time reversal (TR) imaging method based on signal subspace and noise subspace is proposed for electromagnetic superresolution detecting and imaging. First, the locations of targets are estimated by the transmitting-mode decomposition of the TR operator (DORT) method employing the signal subspace. Then, the TR multiple signal classification (TR-MUSIC) method employing the noise subspace is used in the estimated target area to get the superresolution imaging of targets. Two examples with homogeneous and inhomogeneous background mediums are considered, respectively. The results show that the proposed hybrid method has advantages in CPU time and memory cost because of the combination of rough and fine imaging.

Key words: time reversal (TR), decomposition of the time-reversal operator (DORT) method, multiple signal classification (MUSIC) method, superresolution, imaging