Accession Number : ADA289757

Title :   An Inverse Problem in Thermal Imaging.

Descriptive Note : Contractor rept.,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING HAMPTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Bryan, Kurt ; Caudill, Lester F., Jr

PDF Url : ADA289757

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : This paper examines uniqueness and stability results for an inverse problem in thermal imaging. The goal is to identify an unknown boundary of an object by applying a heat flux and measuring the induced temperature on the boundary of the sample. The problem is studied both in the case in which one has data at every point on the boundary of the region and the case in which only finitely many measurements are available. An inversion procedure is developed and used to study the stability of the inverse problem for various experimental configurations. (jg)

Descriptors :   *INVERSION, *THERMAL IMAGES, TEST AND EVALUATION, STABILITY, DETECTION, AIRCRAFT, CORROSION, DAMAGE, NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING, TEMPERATURE, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, BOUNDARIES, INFRARED IMAGES, CONFIGURATIONS, HEAT FLUX.

Subject Categories : Thermodynamics
      Physical Chemistry
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE