This paper examines uniqueness and stability results for an inverse problem in thermal imaging. The goal is to identify an unknown boundary of an object by applying a heat flux and measuring of the induced temperature on the boundary of the sample. The problem is studied both in the case in which one has of data at every point on the boundary of the region and the case in which only finitely many measurements are available. An inversion procedure is developed and used to study the stability of the inverse problem for various experimental configurations.
Bryan, Kurt M. and Caudill, Lester, "An Inverse Problem in Thermal Language" (1994). Mathematical Sciences Technical Reports (MSTR). 126.