The first application of ground-based interferometric synthetic-aperture radar (GBInSAR) for slope monitoring dates back 13 years. Today, GBInSAR is used internationally as a leading-edge tool for near-real-time monitoring of surface slope movements in landslides and open pit mines. The success of the technology relies mainly on its ability to measure slope movements rapidly with sub-millimetric accuracy over wide areas and in almost any weather conditions. In recent years, GBInSAR has experienced significant improvements, due to the development of more advanced radar techniques in terms of both data processing and sensor performance. These improvements have led to widespread diffusion of the technology for early warning monitoring of slopes in both civil and mining applications. The main technical features of modern SAR technology for slope monitoring are discussed in this paper. A comparative analysis with other monitoring technologies is also presented along with some recent examples of successful slope monitoring.

Early Warning Monitoring of Natural and Engineered Slopes with Ground-Based Synthetic-Aperture Radar / Carlo, Atzeni; Marco, Barla; Pieraccini, Massimiliano; Francesco, Antolini. - In: ROCK MECHANICS AND ROCK ENGINEERING. - ISSN 0723-2632. - ELETTRONICO. - (2014), pp. 1-12. [10.1007/s00603-014-0554-4]

Early Warning Monitoring of Natural and Engineered Slopes with Ground-Based Synthetic-Aperture Radar

PIERACCINI, MASSIMILIANO;
2014

Abstract

The first application of ground-based interferometric synthetic-aperture radar (GBInSAR) for slope monitoring dates back 13 years. Today, GBInSAR is used internationally as a leading-edge tool for near-real-time monitoring of surface slope movements in landslides and open pit mines. The success of the technology relies mainly on its ability to measure slope movements rapidly with sub-millimetric accuracy over wide areas and in almost any weather conditions. In recent years, GBInSAR has experienced significant improvements, due to the development of more advanced radar techniques in terms of both data processing and sensor performance. These improvements have led to widespread diffusion of the technology for early warning monitoring of slopes in both civil and mining applications. The main technical features of modern SAR technology for slope monitoring are discussed in this paper. A comparative analysis with other monitoring technologies is also presented along with some recent examples of successful slope monitoring.
2014
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12
Carlo, Atzeni; Marco, Barla; Pieraccini, Massimiliano; Francesco, Antolini
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