Improving Levenberg-Marquardt Algorithm Inversion Result Using Singular Value Decomposition

  •  Widodo Widodo    
  •  Durra Saputera    


Inversion is a process to determine model parameters from data. In geophysics this process is very important because subsurface image is obtained from this process. There are many inversion algorithms that have been introduced and applied in geophysics problems; one of them is Levenberg-Marquardt (LM) algorithm. In this paper we will present one of LM algorithm application in one-dimensional magnetotelluric (MT) case. The LM algorithm used in this study is improved version of LM algorithm using singular value decomposition (SVD). The result from this algorithm is then compared with the algorithm without SVD in order to understand how much it has been improved. To simplify the comparison, simple synthetic model is used in this study. From this study, the new algorithm can improve the result of the original LM algorithm. In addition, SVD is allowing more parameter analysis to be done in its process. The algorithm created from this study is then used in our modeling program, called MAT1DMT.

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