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Permanent scatterer radar interferometry as an effective structure deformation monitoring tool over undermined areas
Author(s): Zach Agioutantis; Joe Robertson; Greg Gollaher; Nathaniel Schaefer; Jhon Silva; Achilleas Tripolitsiotis; Panagiotis Partsinevelos
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses the potential of using advanced satellite remote sensing techniques such as radar interferometry for millimeter-accuracy structural health monitoring over abandoned mines. Images covering the broader Springfield, IL, USA area were used to determine the potential of radar interferometry products from several satellite missions (e.g., Sentinel-1) by employing diverse processing techniques. The methodology and results for permanent scatterer interferometric synthetic aperture radar (PS-InSAR) solutions is presented in detail. The vertical movements calculated using PS-InSAR are validated using high precision in-situ surveying measurements. The practical limitations and considerations for utilizing PS-InSAR as an accurate and cost-effective operational procedure for the subsidence insurance industry are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 2019
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 11174, Seventh International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2019), 111741R (27 June 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2533713
Show Author Affiliations
Zach Agioutantis, Univ. of Kentucky (United States)
Joe Robertson, Illinois Mine Subsidence Insurance Fund (United States)
Greg Gollaher, Illinois Mine Subsidence Insurance Fund (United States)
Nathaniel Schaefer, Univ. of Kentucky (United States)
Jhon Silva, Univ. of Kentucky (United States)
Achilleas Tripolitsiotis, Technical Univ. of Crete (Greece)
Panagiotis Partsinevelos, Technical Univ. of Crete (Greece)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11174:
Seventh International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2019)
Kyriacos Themistocleous; Giorgos Papadavid; Silas Michaelides; Vincent Ambrosia; Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis, Editor(s)

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