Paolo Dabove

Paolo Dabove
Politecnico di Torino | polito · DIATI - Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering

Ph.D.

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Introduction
Paolo Dabove has been Associate Professor at Politecnico di Torino since 2021. His principal research interests are in quality control of GNSS positioning, monitoring techniques with Geomatics instruments, low-cost INS and GNSS systems for mobile mapping, indoor positioning for navigation purposes. Paolo Dabove has over 60 scientific papers on international and Italian journals and proceedings and has also five book chapters in international books.
Additional affiliations
June 2015 - October 2015
Politecnico di Torino
Position
  • Research Assistant
June 2015 - December 2016
Politecnico di Torino
Position
  • Research Assistant
March 2015 - September 2015
Politecnico di Torino
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Lectures and tutorials concerning traditional topographic instruments, data processing, GNSS and INS processing, statistical analysis.
Education
January 2010 - April 2013
Politecnico di Torino
Field of study
  • Environment and Territory at the Politecnico di Torino
September 2007 - June 2009
Università degli Studi di Genova
Field of study
  • Environmental Engineering – “Natural and industrial risk management”
January 2004 - June 2007
Università degli Studi di Genova
Field of study
  • Bachelor degree in Environmental Engineering

Publications

Publications (94)
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This work wants to highlight the results obtained during the BEEMS (Monitoring Bee Diversity in Natural System) project, which the main goal was to answer the following question: Which biotic and abiotic indicators of floral and nesting resources best reflect the diversity of bee species and community composition in the Israeli natural environment?...
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The combined acquisition of 3D ultrasonic tomography and radar scans is growing for cultural heritage diagnostics. Both methods proved to be efficient in the detection and location of fractures and weaknesses within the investigated artefacts. Although the two techniques are widely applied together, an integrated approach for data interpretation is...
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Despite the availability of GNSS on consumer devices enabled personal navigation for most of the World population in most of the outdoor conditions, the problem of precise pedestrian positioning is still quite challenging when indoors or, more in general, in GNSS-challenging working conditions. Furthermore, the covid-19 pandemic also raised of pede...
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Speleothems show an array of shapes. Flowstones are commonly tabular sheet-like deposits, which cover cave floors and walls. They can procure detailed information about past hydrogeological conditions through their morphology, geochemical composition and stratigraphic properties, which in turn are related to the climate conditions at the surface. T...
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The Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver is one of the many sensors embedded in smartphones. The early versions of the Android operating system could only access limited information from the GNSS, allowing the related Application Program Interface (API) to obtain only the location. With the development of the Android 7.0 (Nougat) oper...
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The present work aims to demonstrate how machine learning (ML) techniques can be used for automatic feature detection and extraction in fluvial environments. The use of photogrammetry and machine learning algorithms has improved the understanding of both environmental and an-thropic issues. The developed methodology was applied considering the acqu...
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The development and availability on consumer devices of the global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) have dramatically changed the everyday-life of most of the human population, enabling real time navigation on almost any smart device produced in the last years. However, such strong dependence on the availability of the GNSS limits the further sp...
Conference Paper
Bees provide essential pollination services to natural ecosystems and agricultural crops. However, bee populations, both wild and farmed, are in decline around the world. To better manage and restore bee populations, long-term monitoring programs are needed. Direct monitoring of bees is expensive, time-consuming and requires a high level of experti...
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In recent decades, photogrammetric and machine learning technologies have become essential for a better understanding of environmental and anthropic issues. The present work aims to respond one of the most topical problems in environmental photogrammetry, i.e., the automatic classification of dense point clouds using the machine learning (ML) techn...
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Traditionally, multi-constellation and multi-frequency chipsets wereonly adopted on geodetic receivers, considering the high costs and limitednumber of mass applications. Nowadays, with a wide range of constellationsavailable, satellite navigation has opened up to many civilian domains likenavigation and positioning, surveying and mapping, weather...
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The growth of location-based services (LBS) has increased rapidly in last years, mainly due to the possibility to exploit low-cost sensors installed in portable devices, such as smartphones and tablets. This work aims to show a low-cost multi-sensor platform developed by the authors in which an ultra-wideband (UWB) indoor positioning system is adde...
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Mobile Mapping Systems (MMS) are multi-sensor technologies based on SLAM procedure, which provides accurate 3D measurement and mapping of the environment as also trajectory estimation for autonomous navigation. The major limits of these algorithms are the navigation and mapping inconsistence over the time and the georeferencing of the products. The...
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Photogrammetric and remote sensing techniques are increasingly getting used in precision agriculture to improve monitoring and management of the crops and at the same time to increase the crop yield and reduce the environmental impacts derived from the treatments. The entire production sector can benefit from the advance in technologies and the dev...
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The use of GNSS for landslide monitoring is not a novelty. In most cases, the GNSS receivers and antennas are only a subset of instruments usually considered and used in a complex monitoring network, where more often a continuous monitoring is required. In the present work, the proposed GNSS solution is composed by a dual frequency (L1 + L2) receiv...
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The access and the use of the global navigation satellite system (GNSS) pseudo-range and carrier-phase measurements mobile devices as smartphones and tablets with an Android operating system has transformed the concept of accurate positioning with mobile devices. In this work, the comparison of positioning performances obtained with a smartphone an...
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Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) positioning is currently a common practice thanks to the development of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. The possibility to obtain raw GNSS measurements, such as pseudoranges and carrier-phase, from these instruments has opened new windows towards precise positioning using smart devices. This...
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The geomatic survey in the speleological field is one of the main activities that allows for the adding of both a scientific and popular value to cave exploration, and it is of fundamental importance for a detailed knowledge of the hypogean cavity. Today, the available instruments, such as laser scanners and metric cameras, allow us to quickly acqu...
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Nowadays, navigation systems are becoming common in the automotive industry due to advanced driver assistance systems and the development of autonomous vehicles. The MPU-6000 is a popular ultra low-cost Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) inertial measurement unit (IMU) used in several applications. Although this mass-market sensor is used extens...
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Smartphones are mobile devices that perform many of the functions of a computer, typically having a touchscreen interface, Internet access, and an operating system capable of running downloaded apps. It is neither possible to cover all research fields where smartphones are used nor to describe all possible applications where smart devices are used....
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Position and navigation are key advancements of smartphones technology. Nowadays, any smartphone is equipped with a GNSS chip, providing the device position and time. On one side, the improvements in electronics and communications boosted the design of smaller, cheaper and power saving GNSS chips, which are now multi-constellation and multi-frequen...
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Inertial measurement units (IMUs) are one of the most common sensors available today in smartphones. Generally, cell phones are equipped with particular inertial sensors that may vary among different brands and models. Their characteristics, in terms of precision and accuracy, are not important for smartphone operations but they become fundamental...
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One of the main tools for high resolution remote sensing and photogrammetry is the lightweight hyperspectral frame camera, that is used in several application areas such as precision agriculture, forestry, and environmental monitoring. Among these types of sensors, the Rikola (which is based on a Fabry–Perot interferometer (FPI) and produced by Sen...
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In the past few years, the rapid evolution of multi-constellation navigation satellite systems boosted the development of many scientific and engineering applications. More than 100 satellites will be available in a few years, when all the four global constellations (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and Beidou) will be fully deployed. This high number of vis...
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Nowadays many positioning techniques and methods are applied to the cadastral surveys. Starting from last decade, GPS/GNSS positioning had become one of the most used methodology thanks to the rapid development of satellite-based positioning and to the appearance of GNSS mass-market receivers and antennas. Methods based on these instruments are mor...
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Thermal perturbation produced in the subsurface by open-loop groundwater heat pumps (GWHPs) represents a complex transport phenomenon that is affected by several factors, including intrinsic characteristics of the exploited aquifer, abstraction and reinjection well features, and the temporal dynamics of the accessed groundwater. Post-GWHP water may...
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The use of multiple GNSS constellations has been beneficiary to positioning performances and reliability in recent times, especially in low cost mass-market setups. Along with GPS and GLONASS, GALILEO and BDS are the other two constellations aiming for global coverage. With ample research demonstrating the benefits of GALILEO in the European region...
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The possibility to access undifferenced and uncombined Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) measurements on smart devices with an Android operating system allows us to manage pseudorange and carrier-phase measurements to increase the accuracy of real-time positioning. The goal is to perform real-time kinematic network positioning with smartpho...
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In recent years, numerous natural disaster affected the Italian territory, growing the demand of secure on-field procedures able to accomplish the task of reconnaissance, inspection and survey of instable infrastructure and cultural heritage. During the early-impact there are numerous first response figures, like firefighters, civil protection, geo...
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Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) technology has been a consistent alternative to monitor and detect structural deformation using geodetic receivers. The role of low cost GNSS receivers have been explored in recent years and this study proposes the use of two such receivers as master and rover respectively to detect fast deformations. Sing...
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Although MEMS (Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems) inertial sensors have key advantages as low cost and light weight, they are usually noisier than other types of inertial sensors. Thus, it is mandatory to compensate several types of errors from MEMS sensors to effectively use them in real-world applications. Most common errors are modeled as stochas...
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Fast displacements detection in real-time is a very high challenge due to the necessity to preserve buildings, infrastructures and the human life. In this paper this problem is addressed using some statistical techniques and a GPS mass-market receiver in real-time. Very often, most of landslides monitoring and deformation analysis are carried out b...
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The geologic investigation of water-covered areas is often difficult and inefficient with only the use of traditional surveying techniques (i.e., local drilling and sampling). Waterborne geophysical surveys can offer a valuable alternative to achieve adequate data coverage in a cost-effective way. Two geophysical waterborne methods were combined in...
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One of the main challenges in global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) network real-time kinematic positioning is phase ambiguity estimation. We describe methods that predict false fixing (FF) of phase ambiguities in mass-market receivers. In this work, FF is defined to occur when the differences between 3D coordinates estimated in real-time diff...
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From August to October of 2016, central Italy experienced a devastating sequence of earthquakes that produced nearly complete destruction of several historic villages, some massive landslides, pronounced surface fault rupture on a normal fault system, extensive sets of ground motion recordings, and many other effects. GEER responded to this disaste...
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The development of new approaches in the GIS research community generally requires the use of a computational tool to post-process GNSS and inertial sensors data in order to get more accurate position, velocity, and orientation angles (attitude) information. An open-source framework for simulating integrated navigation systems (INS/GNSS) called Nav...
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We present a methodology to use a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) to perform photogrammetric surveys and detailed geological mapping in mountain areas. This work is specially related to the presented case study with the aim to realize geomorphological maps from UAVs, since they can house different types of sensors and acquire data more rapidly and ch...
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A UAV-mounted radio-frequency transmitter is proposed as a known reference field source to perform a set of functional tests on aperture arrays. The experimental results obtained on complete prototypes (end-to-end) and sub-assemblies provide good confidence on both amplitude and timing verification.
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Kinematic satellite positioning consists in estimating the trajectory of a moving receiver, by processing observations from Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). This is a well-known technique if geodetic or GIS receivers are considered but nowadays it is also possible to make a precise positioning with other devices, such as smartphones and...
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Forests are significant resources from an ecological, economic and social point of view. Their protection and management could greatly benefit from a complete knowledge of the shape and distribution of trees in forest stands. To this purpose, aerial surveys, especially through Airborne Laser Scanning (ALS), were carried out in the last years to acq...
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In this paper the problem of landslide monitoring and deformation analysis using the Kalman filter and results obtained from a GPS mass-market receiver in real-time is addressed. Landslide monitoring and deformation analysis are relevant aspects about the safety of human life in any terrain where landslides can impact human activity. It is therefor...
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In this paper the performances (in terms of accuracy) of an hybrid positioning technique, that brings together an image based recognition approach and MEMS (Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems) technology, will be investigated. The image recognition based (IRB) positioning has already been well investigated in the past and represents a good technology...
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The concept of Precise Point Positioning (PPP) for Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology was introduced in 1976, however it took until the 1990s for PPP to generate interest amongst the greater GNSS community. In order to evaluate the performance of PPP and its uses for CORSs Network definition, data collected from geodetic receivers...
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Virtual RINEX (VR) is a common product for Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) post-processing applications, useful if the distance between the rover and master is greater than 30 km. Many studies have been conducted in order to analyse the content of this kind of data, but few have proved the positioning performances obtainable in particular...
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The inertial positioning is becoming a technique gradually more and more used both in geomatics and in professional world, thanks to the improvement of the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) platforms performances combined to the reduction of the electronical element size and cost. A mass-market IMU platform has today costs of about few euros: this ki...
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The concept of Precise Point Positioning (PPP) for Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology was introduced in 1976, however it took until the 1990s for PPP to generate interest amongst the greater GNSS community. In order to evaluate the performance of PPP and its uses for CORSs Network definition, data collected from geodetic receivers...
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The advent of smartphones and tablets, means that we can constantly get information on our current geographical location. These devices include not only GPS/GNSS chipsets but also mass-market inertial platforms that can be used to plan activities, share locations on social networks, and also to perform positioning in indoor and outdoor scenarios. T...
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We present the prleiminary results of a continuous electrical resistivity survey carried out on the Po River, in a 5-km long urban sector of its flow across the city of Turin (NW Italy). The main objective of the study was to obtain a first assessment on the characterization of the riverbed sediments, in order to define nature, composition, geometr...
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Natural hazard events are becoming more frequent, mainly due to human interventions, which take place without careful planning of the territory and without proper risk analysis. In order to accomplish these operations it is necessary to consider mapping tools that allow you to represent the territory: one of the main instruments are the DTM (Di...