A lifted $\ell_1/\ell_2$ constraint for sparse blind deconvolution

TitleA lifted $\ell_1/\ell_2$ constraint for sparse blind deconvolution
Publication TypeConference
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsErnie Esser, Tim T.Y. Lin, Rongrong Wang, Felix J. Herrmann
Conference NameEAGE Annual Conference Proceedings
Keywordsblind deconvolution, EAGE, EPSI

We propose a modification to a sparsity constraint based on the ratio of $\ell_1$ and $\ell_2$ norms for solving blind seismic deconvolution problems in which the data consist of linear convolutions of different sparse reflectivities with the same source wavelet. We also extend the approach to the Estimation of Primaries by Sparse Inversion (EPSI) model, which includes surface related multiples. Minimizing the ratio of $\ell_1$ and $\ell_2$ norms has been previously shown to promote sparsity in a variety of applications including blind deconvolution. Most existing implementations are heuristic or require smoothing the $\ell_1/\ell_2$ penalty. Lifted versions of $\ell_1/\ell_2$ constraints have also been proposed but are challenging to implement. Inspired by the lifting approach, we propose to split the sparse signals into positive and negative components and apply an $\ell_1/\ell_2$ constraint to the difference, thereby obtaining a constraint that is easy to implement without smoothing the $\ell_1$ or $\ell_2$ norms. We show that a method of multipliers implementation of the resulting model can recover source wavelets that are not necessarily minimum phase and approximately reconstruct the sparse reflectivities. Numerical experiments demonstrate robustness to the initialization as well as to noise in the data.


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