Simultaneous Reconstruction of Maxwell’s Coefficients from Backscattering Data

  • L. BeilinaEmail author
  • M. Cristofol
  • K. Niinimäki
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS, volume 120)


We use the conjugade gradient method for the solution of an inverse problem for simultaneous reconstruction of the dielectric permittivity and magnetic permeability functions of the Maxwell's system in 3D using backscattering data. We show stability of our inverse problem using the Carleman estimates. Our numerical experiments show reliable reconstruction of both parameters using the optimization approach.


Inverse Problem Dielectric Permittivity Conjugate Gradient Method Piecewise Constant Function Finite Element Discretization 
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This research was supported by the Swedish Research Council, the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) through the Gothenburg Mathematical Modelling Centre (GMMC). Kati Niinimäki has been supported by the Finnish Cultural foundation North Savo regional fund. Part of this work was done while the second and third author were visiting the University of Chalmers. The computations were performed on resources at Chalmers Centre for Computational Science and Engineering (C3SE) provided by the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematical SciencesChalmers University of Technology and Gothenburg UniversityGothenburgSweden
  2. 2.Institut de Mathématiques de MarseilleAix-Marseille UniversitéMarseilleFrance

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