A Time-Domain Seismic Imaging Method with Sparse Pulsed-Beams Data

Ram Tuvi, Zeyu Zhao, Mrinal K. Sen

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A novel time-domain (TD) migration method in inhomogeneous media is proposed. The formulation is based on the phase-space pulsed beam summation (PS-PBS) method. We use pulsed beams (PBs) to transform the acquired seismic data and backpropagate the PBs' data. The PBs' data are represented along a spatial, spectral, and temporal phase-space lattice. Under the Born approximation, the data are given as the local interaction between pairs of PBs and subsurface layers. This relation is denoted as a local Snell's law reflection from a localized region over the subsurface. Due to the spectral-temporal PBs' localization properties, only a few temporal data points correspond to each imaging point. The PBs' data provide an a priori sparse skeleton as the basis for the migration problem, which reduces the number of calculations needed to form images.

Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Inverse theory
  • wave propagation
  • wavelet transform

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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