Direct and inverse scattering in the time domain for a dissipative wave equation. Part 3: Scattering operators in the presence of a phase velocity mismatch
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Journal of Mathematical Physics
The direct scattering problem for an inhomogeneous lossy medium is examined for the one-dimensional case in which the phase velocity profile is discontinuous at the boundaries of the medium. Scattering operators (or impulse responses) and propagation operators are defined and equations that govern their behavior are developed. Knowledge of the scattering kernels for one round trip in the medium implies that the scattering kernels can be determined on any time interval. Numerical examples are presented. It is also shown that this scattering problem is reducible to one in which there are no phase velocity mismatches. This reduction provides considerable numerical advantage in the solution of the direct scattering problem. The inverse problem is examined in a companion paper.
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- ISSN: 0022-2488