A nonlinear integral equation and an iterative algorithm for an inverse source problem Academic Article uri icon


  • 2015 Rocky Mountain Mathematics Consortium. We consider the inverse problem of recovering the shape of an extended source of known homogeneous strength within a conducting medium from one voltage and current measurement on the accessible boundary of the medium and present an iterative solution method via boundary integral equations. The main idea of our approach is to equivalently reformulate the inverse source problem as an inverse boundary value problem with a non local Robin condition on the boundary of the source domain. Following our approach in [12] for an inverse Dirichlet problem, from Green's representation formula we obtain a nonlinear integral equation for the unknown boundary curve which can be solved by regularized Newton iterations. We present the foundations of the inverse algorithm and illustrate its feasibility by some numerical examples.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Integral Equations and Applications

author list (cited authors)

  • Kress, R., & Rundell, W.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Kress, Rainer||Rundell, William

publication date

  • June 2015