Surface Movement Monitoring with TerraSAR-X

Surface Movement Monitoring – A Strong Alternative to Terrestrial Surveying. Watch the 3D video about the Mosul Dam, Iraq.

Underground Construction

Underground civil engineering projects are particularly complex tasks which can cause movements of the Earth’s surface. TerraSAR-X-based analysis of surface movement phenomena helps to ensure the safe implementation of infrastructure constructions, excavations and underground engineering.

Surface Movement Monitoring with TerraSAR-X - Underground Construction

Key Benefits

  • Wide-areal overview of surface movements
  • Derivation of historic surface movements
  • Extra-ordinary measurement point desity
  • High sensitivity / precision
  • High temporal sampling

Underground Construction / Interferometric Time Series (PSI, SBAS)

Surface Movement Monitoring with TSX - Oil and Gas fields

Oil and Gas fields

Oil and gas production triggers a decrease of pore pressure and thus a compaction within the deeper rock formation resulting in surface subsidence.

TerraSAR-X data provides oilfield management with timely and reliable information about subsidence or uplift occurrence in the oilfield area.

Key Benefits

  • Wide-areal overview of surface movements
  • Derivation of historic surface movements
  • Extra-ordinary measurement point desity
  • High sensitivity / precision
  • High temporal sampling

Oil & Gas fields / Interferometric Time Series (PSI, SBAS)

Surface Movement Monitoring with TSX - Landslides

Landslides

Landslides occur due to instable layers nearby the surface and/or weak interfaces between underground rock and surface soil layer.

TerraSAR-X based surface movement monitoring helps to detect and characterize slopes at risk regarding landslides.

Key Benefits

  • Derivation of historic surface movements
  • Extra-ordinary measurement point desity
  • High sensitivity / precision
  • High temporal sampling
  • Cost-efficient monitoring of large extended slopes
  • Assessment of remote and difficult-to-access areas

pdf See the TerraSAR-X Application Guide for Surface Movement Monitoring/ Landslides

 

TerraSAR-X Sample Data for Surface Movement Monitoring
Surface Movement Monitoring - Budapest

Sample surface movement result for a subway construction site in Budapest, Hungary

SMM image of Moselle case study

Surface Movement Monitoring result for a land slide in Central Germany supported also by installation of corner reflectors (corner reflector processing)

SMM image of Burghan Oilfield

Surface Displacement Map for Burghan oil field in Kuwait and selected time series of surface displacements

Products and Services provided by Airbus Defence and Space:

Surface Movement Monitoring

Spaceborne Surface Movement Monitoring of the City of Hamburg, Germany

Spaceborne Surface Movement Monitoring of the City of Hamburg, Germany