Remote Monitoring of Civil Structures
Submission deadline: 2023-12-30
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Dear Colleagues,


Satellite-borne InSAR technology provides an appealing complementary approach to traditional SHM in order to measure accurate displacements over large geographic areas and to follow their evolution over time. The possibility to monitor large areas (e.g., an urban center) opens new avenues for the development of automatic alerting systems that can flag several single structures with suspected structural integrity issues within a given network. For instance, InSAR measurements can provide information relevant to displacement time history, displacement rate, and thermal deformation, which can all provide useful insight into ongoing deterioration phenomena. Optical-band satellite imagery can nicely complement InSAR-based monitoring with additional information for hydraulic structures, for example, on river current speed and direction, and nearby vortex formation, which can help assess the risk of pier scouring for river bridges and marine ports.


This section will provide the venue to present and discuss theoretical developments and field applications in order to foster future research collaborations on the topic. It welcomes contributions on algorithms (including AI-based) to process and analyze satellite imagery and data for damage detection purposes, case studies, measurement and calculation methods, and integration of remote and local sensing data for condition assessment and decision-making.


Prof. Dr. Maria Pina Limongelli

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InSAR; Space-Borne; Radar Backscatters; Deformation Monitoring; Damage Detection

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