Pulsed-beams migration with windowed Radon transform frames

Ram Tuvi*, Zeyu Zhao, Mrinal K. Sen

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this paper, we present a novel migration formulation using pulsed-beams. Our method is based on the phase-space pulsed beam summation method. In this formulation, we use pulsed-beams to expand the surface field and propagate it into the subsurface. A unique property of this method is obtained from the pulsed-beams excitation amplitudes. They are obtained by applying a local version of the τ − p transform or”local slant-stack transform”. Thus, the proposed migration formulation utilizes the advantages of the τ − p transform, which has been explored in the context of seismic migration. Combining this property with the locality property of the pulsed-beams, we obtain a novel migration formulation that reduces the number of backpropagation operations needed to form a good image. Finally, we show a relation between the beam amplitudes and the subsurface properties by using a physical model. Thus, we can further reduce the number of backpropagation operations needed for imaging and only consider the relevant data required to form a good image.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2729-2733
Number of pages5
JournalSEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Meeting for Applied Geoscience and Energy - Denver, United States
Duration: 26 Sep 20211 Oct 2021


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