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dc.contributor.supervisor Mojabi, Puyan (Electrical and Computer Engineering) Jeffrey, Ian (Electrical and Computer Engineering) en_US
dc.contributor.author Narendra, Chaitanya
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-14T15:06:37Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-14T15:06:37Z
dc.date.issued 2016-04-14 en_US
dc.identifier.citation C. Narendra, I. Jeffrey, and P. Mojabi, ``Using the Source Reconstruction Method to Model Incident Fields in Microwave Tomography,'' IEEE Antennas Wireless Propag. Lett., IEEE Early Access, 2016. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/31751
dc.description.abstract This thesis studies the use of the Source Reconstruction Method (SRM) to characterize antennas. The SRM calculates equivalent sources/currents on an arbitrarily shaped reconstruction surface to represent the original antenna. This is done by enforcing that the original antenna and equivalent currents radiate the same field at user selected measurement locations. These equivalent currents spatially characterize the original antenna because they can be used in direct radiation problems to obtain field estimates anywhere outside the reconstruction surface, including the far-field. First a spherical SRM algorithm is implemented and the diagnostic capabilities of the SRM are also synthetically shown through an example with an array of elementary dipoles. It is then shown that the SRM compares well to pre-existing commercial antenna software over different frequencies and can also be used successfully with a partial dataset. It is demonstrated that the equivalent currents can also provide meaningful information with experimental data. Next the hierarchical matrix framework is studied in conjunction with the SRM to decrease the algorithm's memory requirement and increase the speed of execution. It is shown that it is beneficial to use the hierarchical matrix framework with the SRM when using Love's condition or with measured data on a surface very close to the reconstruction surface. The SRM is then used to obtain incident field estimates in microwave imaging systems. Using a 2D transverse magnetic framework, we show that even with the limited data available in typical microwave tomography setups the SRM can produce incident field estimates in the imaging domain. These estimates are then used along with an MR-GNI algorithm to image synthetic and experimental objects with uncalibrated measured data. en_US
dc.publisher IEEE en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Antenna characterization en_US
dc.subject Source reconstruction method en_US
dc.subject Inverse source problems en_US
dc.subject Microwave tomography en_US
dc.subject Microwave tomography modelling en_US
dc.subject Hierarchical matrices en_US
dc.title The use of the source reconstruction method for antenna characterization en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.type master thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Electrical and Computer Engineering en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Sherif, Sherif (Electrical and Computer Engineering) Krepski, Derek (Mathematics) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2016 en_US


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