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International Journal of Geophysics
Volume 2011, Article ID 204976, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/204976
Research Article

Noninvasive Remote Sensing Techniques for Infrastructures Diagnostics

1Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Metodologie per l'Analisi Ambientale (IMAA), 85050 Tito Scalo, Italy
2Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto per il Rilevamento Elettromagnetico dell'Ambiente (IREA), 80127 Naples, Italy
3Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, 80126 Naples, Italy

Received 15 February 2011; Revised 15 April 2011; Accepted 25 May 2011

Academic Editor: Nicola Masini

Copyright © 2011 Angelo Palombo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The present paper aims at analyzing the potentialities of noninvasive remote sensing techniques used for detecting the conservation status of infrastructures. The applied remote sensing techniques are ground-based microwave radar interferometer and InfraRed Thermography (IRT) to study a particular structure planned and made in the framework of the ISTIMES project (funded by the European Commission in the frame of a joint Call “ICT and Security” of the Seventh Framework Programme). To exploit the effectiveness of the high-resolution remote sensing techniques applied we will use the high-frequency thermal camera to measure the structures oscillations by high-frequency analysis and ground-based microwave radar interferometer to measure the dynamic displacement of several points belonging to a large structure. The paper describes the preliminary research results and discusses on the future applicability and techniques developments for integrating high-frequency time series data of the thermal imagery and ground-based microwave radar interferometer data.