ResearchCurrent projects
SAR4Infra: Entwicklung einer automatisierten Prozesskette zur fernerkundlichen Detektion, Erfassung und Beobachtung von Gefährdungen der Verkehrsinfrastruktur in Schleswig-Holstein

SAR4Infra: Automated traffic infrastructure deformation monitoring using Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR)

Examples of defective and destroyed transport infrastructure
Examples of defective and destroyed transport infrastructure in Germany. Line by line from left to right: A3 at the Wiesbaden intersection 2010 (dpa, Fredrik von Erichsen), Rheintalbahn at Rastatt 2017 (Badische Neueste Nachrichten, Deck), B180 at Eisleben 2001 (dpa), A20 bei Tribsees 2017 (
Team:  A. Piter, M. Haghshenas Haghighi, M. Motagh
Year:  2020
Lifespan:  Since 2020

Monitoring transport infrastructures during their lifetime is one of the key tasks of geodesy. In this context, it is necessary to continuously record the actual health status of transport infrastructure over a large area. Through this research project, traditional monitoring on the ground is extended to a larger region through the use of radar remote sensing observations. Potential deformations of traffic structures will be detected by means of interferometric analysis of radar images from the Sentinel-1 satellite. For maximizing the density of the displacement information, different methods for time series analysis will be integrated. To ensure efficient processing, the operational process chain will be integrated into a cloud environment that already stores the required Sentinel-1 data (CODE-DE). The goal of the project is to generate an innovative risk assessment map for vulnerable infrastructure in Schleswig-Holstein.

Partner institutes:
- Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ
- Landesamt für Vermessung und Geoinformation Schleswig-Holstein
- Landesbetrieb Straßenbau und Verkehr Schleswig-Holstein