Optimization strategies for sparseness- and continuity-enhanced imaging: theory

TitleOptimization strategies for sparseness- and continuity-enhanced imaging: theory
Publication TypeConference
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsFelix J. Herrmann, Peyman P. Moghaddam, R. Kirlin
Conference NameEAGE Annual Conference Proceedings
KeywordsEAGE, SLIM

Two complementary solution strategies to the least-squares migration problem with sparseness- and continuity constraints are proposed. The applied formalism explores the sparseness of curvelets on the reflectivity and their invariance under the demigration-migration operator. Sparseness is enhanced by (approximately) minimizing a (weighted) l1-norm on the curvelet coefficients. Continuity along imaged reflectors is brought out by minimizing the anisotropic diffusion or total variation norm which penalizes variations along and in between reflectors. A brief sketch of the theory is provided as well as a number of synthetic examples. Technical details on the implementation of the optimization strategies are deferred to an accompanying paper: implementation.

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