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Multi-temporal change image inference towards false alarms reduction for an operational photogrammetric rockfall detection system
Author(s): Panagiotis Partsinevelos; Christina Kallimani; Achilleas Tripolitsiotis
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Paper Abstract

Rockfall incidents affect civil security and hamper the sustainable growth of hard to access mountainous areas due to casualties, injuries and infrastructure loss. Rockfall occurrences cannot be easily prevented, whereas previous studies for rockfall multiple sensor early detection systems have focused on large scale incidents. However, even a single rock may cause the loss of a human life along transportation routes thus, it is highly important to establish methods for the early detection of small-scale rockfall incidents. Terrestrial photogrammetric techniques are prone to a series of errors leading to false alarm incidents, including vegetation, wind, and non relevant change in the scene under consideration. In this study, photogrammetric monitoring of rockfall prone slopes is established and the resulting multi-temporal change imagery is processed in order to minimize false alarm incidents. Integration of remote sensing imagery analysis techniques is hereby applied to enhance early detection of a rockfall. Experimental data demonstrated that an operational system able to identify a 10-cm rock movement within a 10% false alarm rate is technically feasible.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 June 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9535, Third International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2015), 95351R (19 June 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2199736
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Panagiotis Partsinevelos, Technical Univ. of Crete (Greece)
Christina Kallimani, Wageningen Univ. (Netherlands)
Achilleas Tripolitsiotis, Technical Univ. of Crete (Greece)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9535:
Third International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2015)
Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis; Kyriacos Themistocleous; Silas Michaelides; Giorgos Papadavid, Editor(s)

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