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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2013, Article ID 786961, 8 pages
Review Article

Monitoring of Civil Infrastructures by Interferometric Radar: A Review

Department of Information Engineering, University of Florence, Via Santa Marta, 3, 50139 Firenze, Italy

Received 19 July 2013; Accepted 8 August 2013

Academic Editors: D. G. Aggelis, N. Alver, and H. K. Chai

Copyright © 2013 Massimiliano Pieraccini. 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.


Ground-based radar interferometry is an increasingly popular technique for monitoring civil infrastructures. Many research groups, professionals, and companies have tested it in different operative scenarios, so it is time for a first systematic survey of the case studies reported in the literature. This review is addressed especially to the engineers and scientists interested to consider the applicability of the technique to their practice, so it is focused on the issues of the practical cases rather than on theory and principles, which are now well consolidated.