Science Service System

Summary of Proposal LAN2528

TitleThe space-borne Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radarapplications in assessment of the instable soil masses in urban areas
Investigator Andronic, Adrian - Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest, Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering
Team Members
Dr. Serbulea, Manole-Stelian - Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest, Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering
MSc Poncos, Valentin - Advanced Studies and Research Center, Radar Remote Sensing Group
Dr. Teleaga, Delia - Advanced Studies and Research Center, Radar Remote Sensing Group
SummaryThe project’s main objective is to use the new modes of the TerraSAR-X mission for InSAR measurements to identify landslide occurrence hazard and reveal the whole of affected areas even when minute symptoms develop. An expected result is to provide new landslide management techniques as well as to confirm the role of InSAR in monitoring soil activity related to hazardous phenomena. By monitoring pre-triggering displacement changes it may be possible to predict the occurrence of a landslide. A number of 20 scenes will be requested for this site, acquired using right looking descending passes, with an incidence angle between 32 and 45 degrees. For the Suceava monitoring site, the coordinates of the area of interest are 47° 38’ N and 26° 14’ E., with the lower left corner of the image at 47° 37’ N and 26° 13’ E, and the upper right corner at 47° 39’ N and 26° 15’ E. Monostatic interferometric data is needed with similar polarization in the entire data set. The funding of the proposal will be entirely supported by the consortium formed by the Technical University of Civil Engineering (UTCB) and the Advanced Studies and Research Center (ASRC). Data will be used exclusively for scientific purposes within the project consortium formed of teams from the UTCB and ASRC. The outcome of the project will lead to the increased use of SAR data in engineering application relevant to measurements of ground subsidence and motion in urban areas.

Back to list of proposals

© DLR 2004-2016