This paper presents the studies of time domain inverse scattering for a two dimensional homogeneous dielectric cylinder buried in a half-space which are based on the finite difference time domain (FDTD) method and the dynamic differential evolution (DDE). For the forward scattering, the FDTD method is employed to calculate the scattered E fields, while for the inverse scattering the DDE scheme is utilized to determine the shape, location and the permittivity of the buried cylindrical scatterer with arbitrary cross section. The subgirdding technique is implemented for the FDTD code in order to model the shape of the cylinder more smoothly. In additions, in order to describe an unknown cylinder with arbitrary cross section more effectively during the course of searching, the closed cubic-spline expansion is adopted to represent the scatterer contour instead of the frequently used trigonometric series. Numerical results demonstrate that, even when the initial guess is far away from the exact one, good reconstruction can be obtained. In addition, the effects of Gaussian noise on the reconstruction results are investigated. Numerical results show that even the measured scattered fields are contaminated with Gaussian noise, DDE is able to yield good reconstructed quality.
International Journal of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics 34(1-2), pp.73-86