6Sample Rates What is the fewest number of times I need to sample this waveform per second?At least twice per wavelength or period!OTHERWISE ….
7Undersampled waveforms AmplitudeReconstructed frequency(f -aliased)True frequency (f -true)
8Oversampled waveforms Nyquist frequencyAmplitudeReconstructed frequencyfrequency is unaliased= True frequency (f -true)Nyquist frequency = 1 / twice the sampling rateMinimum sampling rate must be at least twice the desired frequencyE.g., 1000 samples per second for 500Hz,2000 samples per second for 1000 Hz
9Oversampled waveforms Nyquist frequencyAmplitudeIn practice we are best oversampling by double the required minimumi.e samples per second for a maximum of 500 Hzi.e., 2000 samples per second for a maximum of 1000 HzOversampling is relatively cheap.
10Spatial aliasingSpatial frequency, or wavenumber (k) is the number of cycles per unit distance.One spatial cycle or wavenumber = frequency/velocity.Each wavenumber must be sampled at least twice per wavelength(two CMP’s per wavelength)IN PRACTICE each wavenumber must be sampled at least four times per minimumwavelength (two CMP’s per wavelength)
11Spatial aliasingHowever, dip (theta) as well as frequency and velocity event changes the number of cycles per distance, soLiner, 9.7,p.192
12For aliasing NOT to occur, delta(t) must be less than T/2 Spatial aliasingFor aliasing NOT to occur, delta(t) must be less than T/2