ABSTRACT

The coefficients that synthesize seismic data via the hyperbolic Radon transform (HRT) are estimated by solving a linear-inverse problem. In the classical HRT, the computational cost of the inverse problem is proportional to the size of the data and the number of Radon coefficients. We have developed a strategy that significantly speeds up the implementation of time-domain HRTs. For this purpose, we have defined a restricted model space of coefficients applying hard thresholding to an initial low-resolution Radon gather. Then, an iterative solver that operated on the restricted model space was used to estimate the group of coefficients that synthesized the data. The method is illustrated with synthetic data and tested with a marine data example.

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