M. Crosetto

M. Crosetto
CTTC Catalan Telecommunications Technology Centre | CTTC · Remote Sensing

PhD in Geodesy

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January 2014 - present
CTTC Catalan Telecommunications Technology Centre
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  • Head of Department
January 2002 - present
IG Institute of Geomatics
IG Institute of Geomatics

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Publications (219)
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Land Use/Land Cover (LULC) maps can be effectively produced by cost-effective and frequent satellite observations. Powerful cloud computing platforms are emerging as a growing trend in the high utilization of freely accessible remotely sensed data for LULC mapping over large-scale regions using big geodata. This study proposes a workflow to generat...
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This paper focuses on the application of spaceborne radar interferometry as a tool for assisting the monitoring different types of infrastructures, including railways and highways. The Persistent Scatterer Interferometry (PSI) technique, the most advanced class of differential interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar techniques (DInSAR), is used to...
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The article concerns the estimation of land deformation in an area of copper mining using the Persistent Scatterer Interferometry (PSI) technique and C-band data coming from the Sentinel-1 satellite. The aim of the work is a comparison of two different PSI approaches exploiting passive corner reflectors deployed pairwise, oriented towards the satel...
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The European Ground Motion Service provides a plethora of information about land subsidence in the form of Persistent Scatterers (PS). Data for all over Europe will be soon available, facilitating the analysis of ground deformation at a continental level. However, Active Deformation Areas (ADA) may be used instead of PS, since those are more unders...
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Monitoring ground deformation at national and regional level with millimetre-scale precision, nowadays, is possible by using Advanced Differential Interferometric SAR (A-DInSAR) techniques. This study concerns the results of the European Ground Motion Service (EGMS), part of the Copernicus Land Monitoring Service, which detects and measures land di...
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Radar interferometry has progressed very much in the last two decades. It is now a powerful remote sensing techniques to monitor ground motion. The technique has undergone an important development in terms of processing and data analysis algorithms. This has been accompanied by an important increase of the Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data acquis...
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Temporal analysis of deformations Time Series (TS) provides detailed information of various natural and humanmade displacements. Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) generates millimetre-scale products, indicating the chronicle behaviour of detected targets via TS products. Deep Learning (DL) can handle a massive load of InSAR TS to cat...
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This work addresses a methodology based on the Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) to analyse and monitor ground motion phenomena induced by underground mining activities, in the Legnica-Glogow Copper District, south-western Poland. Two stacks of ascending and descending Sentinel-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images are processed wi...
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Las líneas ferroviarias pueden verse afectadas por procesos de origen geológico o geotécnico (e.g. movimientos de ladera o asien-tos). Estos procesos se manifiestan en la superficie del terreno a través de deformaciones que pueden a su vez afectar a las infra-estructuras suprayacentes y al funcionamiento normal del servicio. La identificación de es...
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Las líneas ferroviarias pueden verse afectadas por procesos de origen geológico o geotécnico (e.g. movimientos de ladera o asien-tos). Estos procesos se manifiestan en la superficie del terreno a través de deformaciones que pueden a su vez afectar a las infra-estructuras suprayacentes y al funcionamiento normal del servicio. La identificación de es...
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Persistent scatterer interferometry (PSI) has been proved to be an advanced Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) technique used to measure and monitor terrain deformation. Two of the critical problems with InSAR have been the effect of the refractive atmosphere and decorrelation on the interferometric phases due to long spatial-temporal...
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This work addresses the problem of estimating and filtering the Atmospheric Phase Screen from a stack of image phases, extracted from a sequence of SAR images using the PSInSAR approach. Leveraging the assumption that the atmospheric disturbance is a signal with a high spatial correlation and low temporal correlation, a Nonequispaced FFT is used to...
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La cadena PSIG, en producción desde hace ya una década y media, ha sido desarrollada desde sus inicios por el personal de la actual división de Geomática del Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya. Dicha cadena goza de un altísimo grado de automatización, pero aún así es capaz de ofrecer a sus usuarios una gran flexibilidad, dando la p...
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CITATIONS 0 READ 1 8 authors, including: Some of the authors of this publication are also working on these related projects: ABSTRACT This work addresses the problem of estimating and filtering the Atmospheric Phase Screen from a stack of image phases, extracted from a sequence of SAR images using the PSInSAR approach. Leveraging the assumption tha...
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The Advanced Differential Interferometric SAR (A-DInSAR) technique is a class of powerful techniques to monitor ground motion. In the last two decades, the A-DInSAR technique has undergone an important development in terms of processing algorithms and the capability to monitor wide areas. This has been accompanied by an important increase of the Sy...
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This paper is focused on the design, implementation and testing of an active reflector, to be used to support deformation monitoring studies based on Synthetic Aperture Radar interferometry. The device is designed to work in C-band with Sentinel-1 data, operating at 5.405 GHz ± 50 MHz. A brief description of the active reflector is provided. It con...
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The Geomatics Division of the Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC) has been producing terrain displacement maps for more than 15 years using the PSIG software chain, developed entirely by the members of the aforesaid group. PSIG has reached a high level of maturity, being highly automated but also offering the user the possibi...
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The effectiveness of radar interferometric techniques in non-urban areas can often be compromised due to the lack of stable natural targets. This drawback can be partially compensated through the installation of reference targets, characterized by a bright and stable radar response. The installation of passive corner reflectors (PCR) often represen...
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The aim of this paper is to demonstrate how the integration of differential interferometric synthetic aperture radar (D-InSAR) and levelling improves the monitoring of ground deformation phenomena, thereby enabling their complete understanding. The complementarity between D-InSAR and levelling is illustrated through a case study of the construction...
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Works carried out to monitor the displacements of the Vallcebre landslide (Pyrenees range, NE of Spain) since 1987 are presented. The landslide, which extends over an area of about 0.8 km2 and affects more than 20 × 106 m3, has experienced displacements of up to one meter per year in some points and periods. It has been periodically monitored since...
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In this work we exploited Sentinel-1 satellite radar images processed by means of Persistent Scatterers Interferometry (PSI) techniques for the evaluation of landslide geohazard and impact on a mountainous region. In particular, we used PSI data as starting point in a working chain whose final goal is the estimation of the potential worth of loss o...
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This study focuses on deformation mapping and monitoring using Sentinel-1 radar data and the DInSAR (Differential Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar) technique. In particular, a Persistent Scatterer Interferometry technique was used over 15000 km² of the Pyrenees, located in Spain, Andorra and France. The main goal is to monitor deformations...
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Underground mining is one of the human activities with the highest impact in terms of induced ground motion. The excavation of the mining levels creates pillars, rooms and cavities that can evolve in chimney collapses and sinkholes. This is a major threat where the mining activity is carried out in an urban context. Thus, there is a clear need for...
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The paper is focused on the Persistent Scatterer Interferometry (PSI) technique. First, it addresses the substantial evolution of PSI in the last twenty years. Three main factors are identified: the availability of SAR images, the development of advanced data processing techniques, and the increase of the computation capability. The paper then addr...
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This work describes the set of tools developed, tested, and put into production in the context of the H2020 project Multi-scale Observation and Monitoring of Railway Infrastructure Threats (MOMIT). This project, which ended in 2019, aimed to show how the use of various remote sensing techniques could help to improve the monitoring of railway infras...
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This paper describes the application of spaceborne and Ground Based radar interferometry as a tool for assisting the management of emergencies related to land movements. The support of the two techniques is carried out integrating some products, using tools available from a software and hardware architecture specifically developed within HEIMDALL,...
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The Persistent Scatterer Interferometry is a powerful technique for ground motion detection and monitoring over wide areas. In the recent years, PSI has undergone a rapid evolution, largely thanks to the launch of the Copernicus Sentinel-1 constellation, the refinement of algorithms, and the increased computational capabilities. These factors allow...
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This paper is focused on SAR interferometry for deformation monitoring, based on the use of passive and active reflectors. Such reflectors are needed in all cases where a sufficient response from the ground is not available. In particular, the paper describes the development of a low-cost active reflector. This development was carried out in an EU...
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The paper presents a multi-source approach tailored for the analysis of ground movements affecting the village of Barberà de la Conca (Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain), where cracks on the ground and damage of different severity to structures and infrastructure was recorded. For this purpose, monitoring of ground displacements performed by topographic...
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With the continuous expansion of the high-speed railway network in China, long-span railway bridges carrying multiple tracks demand reliable and fast testing procedures and techniques. Bridge dynamic behavior analysis is a critical process in ensuring safe operation of structures. In this study, we present some experimental results of the vibration...
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This paper describes the application of spaceborne and Ground Based radar interferometry as a tool for assisting the management of emergencies related to land movements. The support of the two techniques is carried out integrating some products, using tools available from a software and hardware architecture specifically developed within HEIMDALL,...
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his study is focused on wide-area deformation monitoring initiatives based on the differential interferometric SAR technique (DInSAR). In particular, it addresses the use of advanced DInSAR (A-DInSAR) techniques, which are based on large sets of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and Copernicus Sentinel-1 images. Such techniques have undergone a dramat...
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The InSAR technique has been proved to be a powerful tool in order to detect, monitoring and analyse movements related to geological phenomena. Its application ranges from regional/national scale to a very detailed scale, up to a single building analysis. Moreover, since 2014, the free and constant availability of Sentinel-1 data has been helping t...
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Satellite radar interferometry is widely considered as one of the most robust and reliable techniques for ground motion monitoring at local scale and over wide areas. In the recent years, satellite radar interferometry has undergone a rapid evolution thanks to the launch of the Sentinel-1 constellation, to the refinement of algorithms, and to the i...
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An assessment of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CyGNSS) mission for biomass studies is presented in this work on rain, coniferous, dry, and moist tropical forests. The main objective is to investigate the capability of Global Navigation Satellite Systems Reflectometry (GNSS-R) fo...
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Landslides recurrently impact the Italian territory, producing huge economic losses and casualties. Because of this, there is a large demand for monitoring tools to support landslide management strategies. Among the variety of remote sensing techniques, Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) has become one of the most widely applied for l...
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Multi-Temporal Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (MTInSAR) data offer a valuable support to landslide mapping and to landslide activity estimation in mountain environments, where in situ measures are sometimes difficult to gather. Nowadays, the interferometric approach is more and more used for wide-areas analysis, providing useful informati...
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A performance assessment of the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CyGNSS) mission for biomass studies is presented in this paper over Congo and Amazon tropical rainforests. The functional correlation between CyGNSS-derived trailing edge width TE and Avitabile et. al. Above Ground Biomass (AGB) pan-tropical data is evaluated using ICESat-1...
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Understanding the effects of Earth’s surface topography on Global Navigation Satellite Systems Reflectometry (GNSS-R) space-borne data is important to calibrate experimental measurements, so as to provide accurate soil moisture content (SMC) retrievals. In this study, several scientific observables obtained from delay-Doppler maps (DDMs) ⟨ | Y r ,...
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A performance assessment of the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CyGNSS) mission for biomass studies is presented in this paper over Congo and Amazon tropical rainforests. The functional correlation between CyGNSS-derived trailing edge TE and Avitabile et. al. Above Ground Biomass (AGB) pan-tropical data is evaluated using ICESat/GLAS-de...
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Understanding the effects of Earth's surface topography in Global Navigation Satellite Systems Reflectometry (GNSS-R) spaceborne data is essential to correct experimental observations so as to achieve accurate Soil Moisture Content (SMC) determination and biomass monitoring. A comprehensive set of observables obtained from Delay Doppler Maps (DDMs)...
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The H2020 MOMIT project (Multi-scale Observation and Monitoring of railway Infrastructure Threats, http://www.momit-project.eu/) is focused on showing how remote sensing data and techniques may help to monitor railway infrastructures. One of the hazards monitored are the ground movements nearby such infrastructures. Two methodologies targeted at th...
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The H2020 MOMIT project (Multi-scale Observation and Monitoring of railway Infrastructure Threats, http://www.momit-project.eu/) is focused on showing how remote sensing data and techniques may help to monitor railway infrastructures. One of the hazards monitored are the ground movements nearby such infrastructures. Two methodologies targeted at th...
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This work describes a new procedure aimed to semi-automatically identify clusters of active persistent scatterers and preliminarily associate them with different potential types of deformational processes over wide areas. This procedure consists of three main modules: (i) ADAfinder, aimed at the detection of Active Deformation Areas (ADA) using Per...
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This Special Issue hosts papers related to deformation monitoring in urban areas based on two main techniques: Persistent Scatterer Interferometry (PSI) and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Tomography (TomoSAR). Several contributions highlight the capabilities of Interferometric SAR (InSAR) and PSI techniques for urban deformation monitoring. In this...
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This paper describes a Persistent Scatterer Interferometry procedure for deformation monitoring. Its more original part concerns an approach to estimate the atmospheric phase component. The procedure can be used to monitor deformation areas that are relatively small and are surrounded by stable areas. The proposed procedure is described step by ste...
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This Special Issue hosts papers related to deformation monitoring in urban areas based on two main techniques: Persistent Scatterer Interferometry (PSI) and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Tomography (TomoSAR). Several contributions highlight the capabilities of Interferometric SAR (InSAR) and PSI techniques for urban deformation monitoring. In this...
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The MOMIT project is targeted at showing how remote sensing techniques may help to monitor and then maintain railway infrastructures. This project has defined several demostrators to fulfill such goal. The authors have been involved in the design and development of several sofware tools needed to implement the first demonstrator, dealing with groun...
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This work describes a procedure developed in the framework of the EU project “Multi-scale observation and monitoring of railway infrastructure threats” (MOMIT, 2018) to semi-automatically identify clusters of persistent scatterers and preliminarily associate them to different potential types of geological-geotechnical hazards affecting infrastructu...
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Persistent Scatterer Interferometry (PSI) data, deriving from the processing of SAR images acquired by high-resolution sensors such as TerraSAR-X, provide accurate measurements of displacements affecting structures (e.g., buildings) and linear infrastructure networks (e.g., roads, bridges, embankments, and pipelines). Such widespread displacements,...
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This article aims on describing a solution for optimizing the computational cost of a tomographic Synthetic Aperture Radar (TomoSAR) technique, using a Fast Support Generalized Likelihood Ratio Test (Fast-Sup-GLRT), for monitoring large-scale areas. The solution presented uses MapReduce framework, which has been built on parallel computing model. T...
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This paper describes a Persistent Scatterer Interferometry procedure to process Sentinel-1 SAR data. Its most original part includes a set of tools to perform two key processing stages: a first 2 + 1D phase unwrapping, prior to atmospheric filtering, and a second 2 + 1D phase unwrapping, to generate the deformation time series. These tools address...
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In this paper, persistent scatterer interferometry and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) tomography have been applied to Sentinel-1 data for urban monitoring. The paper analyses the applicability of SAR tomography to Sentinel-1 data, which is not granted, due to the reduced range and azimuth resolutions and the low resolution in elevation. In a first...
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This paper reports the use of an interferometric radar to support the detection of the main vibrating frequencies of a building damaged after the Mw 5.1, May 11th 2011, Lorca earthquake (Southeast Spain). The surveyed building, a reinforced concrete structure, was located in the San Fernando neighbourhood of the city of Lorca, where the earthquake...