A new Tikhonov regularization method

Research paper by Martin Fuhry, Lothar Reichel

Indexed on: 01 Sep '11Published on: 01 Sep '11Published in: Numerical Algorithms


The numerical solution of linear discrete ill-posed problems typically requires regularization, i.e., replacement of the available ill-conditioned problem by a nearby better conditioned one. The most popular regularization methods for problems of small to moderate size, which allow evaluation of the singular value decomposition of the matrix defining the problem, are the truncated singular value decomposition and Tikhonov regularization. The present paper proposes a novel choice of regularization matrix for Tikhonov regularization that bridges the gap between Tikhonov regularization and truncated singular value decomposition. Computed examples illustrate the benefit of the proposed method.