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TitleSuitability evaluation of the differential radar interferometry method for detection and deformation monitoring of mass movements and subsidence
Investigator Minet, Christian - Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, MF-SAR
Team Member
Dr. Singer, John - Techical University Munich, Chair of Engeneering Geology
Prof. Dr. Thuro, Kurosch - Techical University Munich, Chair of Engeneering Geology
Dr. Eineder, Michael - Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, IMF-SV
Dr. Haas, Ulrich - Bavarian Environment Agency, Geological Survey
Dipl.-Geol. Plank, Simon - Techical University Munich, Chair of Engeneering Geology
SummaryThe goal of this dissertation is the development of aprogram that enables the suitability evaluation of the differential radarinterferometry method for de­tec­tion and deformation monitoring of massmovements and subsidence. The planned dissertation consists of four workpackages. The first work package is the upgrading and further automatization ofthe tool developed by Mr. Plank in his diplo­ma thesis [1] (simulation of layover andshadowing, before radar recording, etc.; see abstract below). The second workpackage is the analysis of the density of persistent scatteres. In this workpackage it is planned to develop a tool to estimate the density of scatteres ofseveral test areas before the areas are recorded by radar. Then the estimateddensity of the scatteres will be com­pa­red with their real density using realSAR images. The goal of this scatterer estimation / determination is to findout, whether the scatterer density is high enough for PS-InSAR processing, ornot. If the determined scatterer density is not high enough for a good PS-InSARprocessing, the scatterer density could be artificially increased by theinstallation of corner reflectors. The next work package is a detailedinvestigation of corner reflectors. In addition to the work packages describedabove, selected test areas (landslides, mass movements and subsidence areas)will be monitored using the D-InSAR and / or PS-InSAR technique.[1]: PLANK, S., SINGER, J., MINET, Ch. &THURO, K. (2009): GIS based suitability evaluation of the differential radarinterferometry method (D-InSAR) for detection and deformation monitoring oflandslides. – Advances in the Science and Applications of SAR Interferometry,ESA ESRIN 30th Nov. - 4th Dec. 2009, Frascati, Italy, 8 pp.
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