Change Detection and Monitoring with TerraSAR-X

Change Detection and Monitoring with TSX - Geospatial / Image Intelligence

Geospatial / Image Intelligence

Change Detection and Monitoring related to Geospatial / Image Intelligence requires temporal dense and reliable provision of information about continuous activities over a longer time period.

As an active spaceborne sensor TerraSAR-X delivers reliable and timely change information supporting large area overview as well as targeted observation of hot spot areas.

Key Benefits

  • Quick availability through
    - cloud and day-light independence
    - (Semi-)automatic processing
  • High versatility
  • High geolocation accuracy
  • High monitoring frequency

Geospatial / Image Intelligence / Interferometric Coherence Change Detection

Change Detection and Monitoring with TSX - Forestry

Forestry

Forests are the lungs of our planet, providing carbon sinks that play a key role in regulating climate and the water cycle. Sustainable management of forest ecosystems is essential and TerraSAR-X imagery can support a detailed assessments of changes in forest resources. Automatically extracted change layers of repeat pass imagery deliver up-to-date information on changes in forest cover even of small extent due to e.g. illegal logging, forest fires or storm damage.

Key Benefits

  • Cloud and day-light independency
  • High versatility
  • High geolocation accuracy
  • Automatic processing possible due to radiometric stability

pdf See the TerraSAR-X Application Guide for Change Detection and Monitoring/ Forestry

 

TerraSAR-X Sample Data for Change Detection Monitoring
Change Detection and Monitoring with TSX - Emergency Management

Emergency Management

In case of natural and man-made disasters satellite remote sensing data becomes a crucial source of information for the relief units. TerraSAR-X supports mapping of a disaster’s spatial extent, the assessment of damages to population and infrastructure (transport, energy etc.), theidentification of hot spot areas and the support of an efficient coordination of evacuation and rescue measures.

Key Benefits

  • Quick availability through
    - cloud and day-light independence
    - Near real-time delivery
  • High versatility
  • High geolocation accuracy
  • Automatic processing possible due to radiometric stability
TerraSAR-X Sample for Amplitude Change Detection applied for forestry - clear-cut changes in Nicaragua between 07/02/2005 and 16/05/2008

TerraSAR-X Sample for Amplitude Change Detection applied for forestry - clear-cut changes in Nicaragua between 07/02/2005 and 16/05/2008

See TerraSAR-X in Action

Mapping of flood extent in January 2011, Rockhampton

Mapping of flood extent in January 2011, Rockhampton

Change indicator layer produced from TerraSAR-X StripMap (3m) for Pallisco concession Cameroon

Change indicator layer produced from TerraSAR-X StripMap (3m) for Pallisco concession, Cameroon.
Changes are indicated in red.

TerraSAR-X Sample for Amplitude Change Detection at Chuquicamata Mine, Chile

TerraSAR-X Sample for Amplitude Change Detection at Chuquicamata Mine, Chile.
Changes in between 11/02/2014 and 11/03/2014 due to dump site activity
are clearly visible.

Products and Services provided by Airbus Defence and Space:

  • Change Indicator Product