A mathematical framework for inverse wave problems in heterogeneous media

  title={A mathematical framework for inverse wave problems in heterogeneous media},
  author={K. Blazek and C. Stolk and W. Symes},
  journal={Inverse Problems},
This paper provides a theoretical foundation for some common formulations of inverse problems in wave propagation, based on hyperbolic systems of linear integro-differential equations with bounded and measurable coefficients. The coefficients of these time-dependent partial differential equations represent parametrically the spatially varying mechanical properties of materials. Rocks, manufactured materials, and other wave propagation environments often exhibit spatial heterogeneity in… Expand
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