Year of Publication


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Document Type

Doctoral Dissertation




Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. Cai-Cheng Lu


In this dissertation, a hybrid volume and surface integral equation is used to solve scattering problems. It is implemented with RWG basis on the surface and the edge basis in the volume. Numerical results shows the correctness of the hybrid VSIE in inhomogeneous medium. The MLFMM method is also implemented for the new VSIEs.

Further more, a synthetic apature radar imaging method is used in a 2D microwave imaging for complex objects. With the mono-static and bi-static interpolation scheme, a 2D FFT is applied for the imaging with the data simulated with VSIE method. Then we apply a background cancelling scheme to improve the imaging quality for the targets in interest. Numerical results shows the feasibility of applying the background canceling into wider applications.