Theory of Q — Profiling

  • J. M. Blackledge
  • W. A. Ward
Part of the Acoustical Imaging book series (ACIM, volume 14)


Inverse scattering solutions are derived for a one-dimensional inhomogeneous dispersive continuum. The solutions allow analytical formulae to be developed which describe the variation of the Q-value as a function of time. A model is presented where this can be accomplished from single reflection data alone and allows self-consistent corrections to be made for the decay in amplitude and loss of bandwidth in a signal


Impulse Response Function Incident Pulse Acoustical Image Reconstruction Formula Reflection Experiment 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. M. Blackledge
    • 1
  • W. A. Ward
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsKing’s College (KQC), London UniversityStrand, LondonUK
  2. 2.Earth Science DepartmentUniversity of LeedsUK

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