pure and applied geophysics

, Volume 69, Issue 1, pp 25–45 | Cite as

Signal-to-noise-ratio improvement of a linear seismic array

  • J. R. Arora


The aim of this paper is improvement in signal-to-noise-ratio (SNR) through the use of a linear seismic array. The noise is considered to be composed of a coherent part with nature similar to that of incoming signals and an incoherent part having a constant power all across the array. All possible values of seismometer positions which minimise the coherent noise power are derived. Advantages of the delayed-summation processing technique, in so far as it enables us to obtain superior values of the signal-to-noise-ratio improvement, and furnishes unique values of signal wavelengths and signal amplitudes as compared to the simple-summation technique which gives relatively inferior values ofSNR, and enables us to obtain the signal wave-lengths as solutions of a trigonometric equation are brought out analytically. Being suitable for field work due to its simple nature, the simplesummation technique is studied in detail. Upper limit on the value of array aperture for actual improvement of all the expected signals are found. Requirements to be met for achieving the optimum value of theSNR improvement are deduced.


Processing Technique Field Work Signal Amplitude Noise Power Actual Improvement 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. R. Arora
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsKurukshetra UniversityKurukshetraIndia

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