Quantitative Microwave Tomography from Sparse Measurements using a Robust Huber Regularizer


In statistical theory, the Huber function yields robust estimations reducing the effect of outliers. In this paper, we employ the Huber function as regularization in a challenging inverse problem: quantitative microwave imaging. Quantitative microwave tomography aims at estimating the permittivity profile of a scattering object based on measured scattered fields, which is a nonlinear, ill-posed inverse problem. The results on 3D data sets are encouraging: the reconstruction error is reduced and the permittivity profile can be estimated from fewer measurements compared to state-of-the art inversion procedures.

IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2012)