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Time-frequency Decomposition and Q-estimation Using Complex FiltersNormal access

Authors: M.C.B. Andrade, M.J. Porsani, B. Ursin and W.E. Medeiros
Event name: 77th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2015
Session: Seismic Attenuation II
Publication date: 01 June 2015
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201413254
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
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Two ideas are presented in this paper. First, we develop an analytic extension of a time-frequency decomposition, the amplitude of which is a high-resolution time-frequency decomposition that produces very tight energy peaks around the instantaneous frequency and the phase of which is a high precision and structured representation of the frequency content over signal’s entire bandwidth. Second, we build upon this signal representation by developing a Q-factor estimation method that does so by balancing both the amplitude and phase information content of the complex time-frequency decomposition. This estimator uses a propagator based on the Kolsy-Futterman formalism, which has a real part associated with attenuation and an imaginary part associated with dispersion, both of which are Q-dependent. The two methods are matched to take advantage of both amplitude and phase information of the time-frequency distribution. We apply both methods to a synthetic seismic trace and to real marine data. In the synthetic example, instantaneous frequency and Q-factor are determined successfully. The phase of the TFD reveals the instantaneous frequency, with greater sharpness, in both the synthetic and, most markedly, in the marine data.

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