Depth analysis of planar array for 3D electrical impedance tomography

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Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) imaging modality has great potential on industrial applications with the advantages of being high temporal resolution. It is especially useful in cases, such as geophysical detection, landmine detection, and detections on non-transparent region, where the measurement data are only available from single surface, for data acquisition. Instead of the circular EIT model that uses the traditional circular electrode model, in this paper, planar array EIT is implemented, aiming to visualize a pipeline transporting a two-phase flow. The planar array can explore spatial information within its detectable region by producing 3D images, which have a higher spatial resolution in the axis direction than a traditional EIT with a dual-plane electrode sensor. However, in solving the inverse problem of a 3D subsurface EIT using a planar array, the images may be degraded, especially in cases where the location of the target is relatively deep. The total variation (TV) algorithm as block prior assumption-based regularization method has the potential to improve the image quality, and some works have shown that TV reconstructs sharper images, which provides an advantage when representing spatial information. In this paper, the performance of subsurface EIT using the TV algorithm for 3D visualization is presented based on simulations and experiments, and the results of quantitative measurement of depth are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10710-10718
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Sensors Journal
Issue number22
Early online date22 Jul 2019
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2019


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