Comparison of optimal basis function for the underground microseismic wave processing in wavelet packet transform

Mingwei Zhang, Takashi Sasaoka, Hideki Shimada, Kikuo Matsui

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To improve the accuracy of signal analysis and processing for the underground microseismic waves, an optimal basis function is indispensable in the wavelet packet transform (WPT). Based upon the microseismic wave groups monitored in a deep coal mine, wavelet bases in the Daubechies, Symlets and Coiflets families were screened, and the optimal wavelet packet basis was strictly determined by its reconstruction capability on the original wave and its conservation capability on its characteristic components. Signal reconstruction and conservation capabilities were evaluated by two parameters, root mean square error and correlation coefficient. The energy reserving capability of the optimal basis function was finally discussed to verify its superiority. The results turn out that the wavelet bases db1, sym4, sym5 and sym8 are more appropriate for the microseismic wave compared to others as their better signal reconstruction capability. Among them, basis sym5 is the optimal wavelet basis function for the microseismic wave. When processed by the wavelet basis sym5, the maximum energy components of waves are effectively reserved and the reconstructed characteristic components have the highest relevancy with that of the original wave.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-85
Number of pages15
JournalMemoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Energy
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Atmospheric Science


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