Abstract: The diploma thesis studies the implementation and comparison of algorithms for P- and S- seismic phases detection, using neural networks. The thesis is structured in 6 chapters: Chapter 1 presents the principles of seismology, earthquake generation, seismic waves and their recording and seismic phases P and S. Chapter 2 summarizes the state-of-the-art in seismic phases detection using polarization, energy and autoregressive models. Neural networks are detailed in Chapter 3, in terms of principles, architectures, use and advantages. Chapters 4 and 5 present a framework that utilizes neural networks for seismic phase detection (P and S accordingly). The last chapter 6 presents the conclusions of the thesis and indicate future research work. In the appendices, all experimental results are presented in tables along with various statistics.
I. N. Athanasiadis, Realization and comparison of P- and S- seismic phases detection algorithms using neural networks, 2000, Diploma Thesis, Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.