Expressway deformation mapping using high-resolution TerraSAR-X images
KAUST DepartmentEarth Science and Engineering Program
Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
Online Publication Date2014-03-05
Print Publication Date2014-02
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/563354
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AbstractMonitoring deformation of linear infrastructures such as expressway and railway caused by natural processes or anthropogenic activities is a vital task to ensure the safety of human lives and properties. Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) has been widely recognized as an effective technology to carry out large-area surface deformation mapping. However, its application in linear infrastructure deformation monitoring has not been intensively studied till now. In this article, a modified Small BAseline Subset (SBAS) method is proposed to retrieve the deformation patterns of the expressway. In our method, only the point-like targets identified on the expressway were kept in our analysis, and two complementary subsets of interferograms were formed to better separate the signals of height error and deformation from inteferometric phase observations. We successfully applied this method with multitemporal high-resolution TerraSAR-X images to retrieve the spatialoral pattern of surface deformation along the Beian-Heihe expressway that is located in island-permafrost areas and threatened by geohazards. © 2014 Taylor & Francis.
SponsorsThis work is financially supported by the National Key Basic Research Program of China [grant number 2013CB733204, 2013CB733205]; the National Natural Science Foundation of China [grant number 61331016, 41271457, 41174120, 41021061] and the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology Innovation Fund [grant number SAST201214].
PublisherInforma UK Limited
JournalRemote Sensing Letters