SPHASEPICKER is a powerful tool for automatically picking S-phase onsets with high precision without requiring detection interval or threshold settings. The algorithm detects S-phase onset in single-component acceleration or broadband velocity records using the histogram method. It also computes signal-to-noise ratio (SNR).
A demo file is provided in zip file to show how to run SPHASEPICKER using a sample waveform. For your intended application, filter corner frequencies may need to be updated based on the frequency content of the input record.
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Dr. Erol Kalkan, P.E. (2021). An Automated S-phase Arrival Time Picker with SNR Output (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/70343-an-automated-s-phase-arrival-time-picker-with-snr-output), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .
Thank you for updating this file, it is a very useful function. I just have three questions:
1- in function "PphasePicker" Revision 16, at line 206, when you are in "else" part of your if loop, it means that variable "loc" is always -1, and "dt" is positive, so "1:loc/dt" is always empty since from 1 incrementing to any negative number is always nan. So is that a typo in the code or it meant to be like that if it is not a typo why not just saying "snr_db=nan"
2- can this function be used when we are pulsing with ultrasonic and picking with Acoustic machines. that is, can this work in laboratory-scale where P-wave and S-waves are very close to each other?
3- Can this function also recognize the first arrival of the second S-wave with another polarity?
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