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On the Theory and Experiments of Electromagnetic Time-Reversal Method
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  • Xiaoyao Feng ,
  • Jun Cai ,
  • Juan Li ,
  • ZHIZHANG CHEN
Xiaoyao Feng
Dalhousie University

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Abstract

Time-reversal (TR) is an effective method of solving inverse problems. However, the theory about the TR is still not clear. This work starts by examining fundamental laws in wave physics and electromagnetics and presents a revisit of the electromagnetic TR method. Then a cavity is employed, and the hardware experiments are performed to validate the TR as a robust and straightforward method for source reconstruction. Since the testing equipment has a limited working bandwidth, special algorithms are developed to transform the band-limited testing data into causal time-domain signals for the TR operations. The results verify the effectiveness of the TR method in real-world situations. The work presented in this paper paves the way for extensions and applications of the TR method toward solving complex, realistic problems.