This paper is focused on the estimation of the thermal expansion of buildings and infrastructures using X-band Persistent Scatterer Interferometry (PSI) observations. For this purpose an extended PSI model is used, which allows separating the thermal expansion from the total observed deformation thus generating a new PSI product: the map of the thermal expansion parameter, named thermal map. The core of the paper is devoted to the exploitation of the information contained in the thermal maps: three examples are discussed in detail, which concern a viaduct, a set of industrial buildings and two skyscrapers. The thermal maps can be used to derive the thermal expansion coefficient of the observed objects and information on their static structure. In addition, the paper illustrates the distortions in the PSI deformation products that occur if the thermal expansion is not explicitly modelled. Finally, an inter-comparison exercise is described, where the thermal expansion coefficients estimated by PSI are compared with those derived by a Ku-band ground-based SAR campaign.
|Titolo:||Measuring thermal expansion using X-band persistent scatterer interferometry|
CRIPPA, BRUNO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Ground-based SAR; Interferometry; SAR; TerraSAR-X; Thermal expansion; Very high resolution imagery|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore ICAR/06 - Topografia e Cartografia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||feb-2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2014.05.006|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|