Special Issue "GNSS Techniques for Land and Structure Monitoring"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.
Interests: Satellite and physical geodesy with geophysical and oceanographic applications; Earth’s gravity field modeling; local and regional geoid determination; inverse gravimetric problems; GPS/GNSS positioning, monitoring and navigation; digital photogrammetry; statistical and numerical data analysis
Interests: geomatics; building information modeling
Interests: geodesy; geomatics; surveying; gravity; geostatistics
Natural hazards due to Earth surface deformations (such as subsidence and sinking phenomena, landslides) and failure of structures (such as dams, bridges, buildings) and infrastructures (such as roads, railways, channels) necessitate prompt and efficient risk monitoring to mitigate their associated implications, such as for life safety and economic protection. Precursory changes in geometry can often reveal such risks; thus, the continuous positional determination of points with respect to time is one of the possible approaches that can be effectively used to prevent damage. These time series can be used to implement an effective maintenance plan for land, and for structures and infrastructures, and to provide prompt alarms when necessary. In this respect, the use of geodetic techniques and, in particular, of global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), as well as their integration with other types of sensors, is common practice. In recent years, the attention of the GNSS community has been drawn to the possible application of low-cost GNSS receivers which have proven to be capable of producing satisfactory results for monitoring purposes, overcoming previous limitations of this approach due to the cost of geodetic quality receivers. Furthermore, the availability of the new Galileo system has fostered even more research in this field.
The Special Issue “GNSS Techniques for Land and Structure Monitoring” aims to present the most relevant methodological advancements in GNSS monitoring, as well as case study applications of this technology. Potential topics of the Special Issue include, but are not limited to:
- Natural hazard and structure/infrastructure monitoring;
- Crustal deformation and land monitoring;
- GNSS network design and implementation;
- Time series analysis and alarm management;
- Improvements by using GNSS multiconstellation monitoring systems;
- Monitoring by integrating GNSS with other techniques and/or sensors;
- Low-cost GNSS monitoring systems;
- Experimental tests and instrumentation assessment/comparison;
- Examples of technological transfer to real-world applications.
Dr. Mirko Reguzzoni
Dr. Carlo Iapige De Gaetani
Dr. Daniele Sampietro
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- risk management
- time series analysis
- low-cost instrumentation
- multisensor systems