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Neural networks and SAR interferometry for the characterization of seismic events
Author(s): Fabio Del Frate; Matteo Picchiani; Giovanni Schiavon; Salvatore Stramondo
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Paper Abstract

Satellite SAR Interferometry (InSAR) has been already proven to be effective in the analysis of seismic events. In fact, the surface displacement field obtained by InSAR application contains useful information to define the fault geometry (such as dip and strike angles, width, length), the extension of the rupture, the distribution of slip on the fault plain. However, the solution of the inverse problem, which means to recover the source parameters from the knowledge of InSAR surface displacement field, is rather complex. In this work we propose an inversion approach for the seismic source classification and the fault parameter quantitative retrieval based on neural networks. The network is trained by using a simulated data set generated by means of a forward model. The application of the methodology has been validated with a set of experimental data corresponding to different types of seismic events.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 October 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7829, SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques X, 78290J (23 October 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.867915
Show Author Affiliations
Fabio Del Frate, Univ. degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata (Italy)
Matteo Picchiani, Univ. degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata (Italy)
Giovanni Schiavon, Univ. degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata (Italy)
Salvatore Stramondo, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7829:
SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques X
Claudia Notarnicola, Editor(s)

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