Raffaela Cefalo

Raffaela Cefalo
University of Trieste | UNITS · Department of Engineering and Architecture

degree in Civil Engineering
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Introduction
GeoSNav Laboratory has been created at the Department of Engineering and Architecture, University of Trieste, Italy in order to emphasize GNSS activities and researches, enforce the links with European partners, better connect common experimental activities on GNSS and EGNOS and facilitate the networking with other European research centers and enterprises for common participation to European Research Projects. GeoSNav Laboratory is coordinated by Prof. Raffaela Cefalo
Additional affiliations
February 1991 - present
University of Trieste
Position
  • Associate Professor Topograhy, Cartography and Satellite Position Systems
Description
  • GeoSNav Laboratory has been created at the Department of Engineering and Architecture, University of Trieste, Italy in order to emphasize GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems) activities and researches. http://www.dicar.units.it/GeoSNaV/
Education
September 1982 - February 1991
University of Trieste
Field of study
  • Civil Engineering

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Publications (31)
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On 15 December 2016, the European Commission (EC) declared the provision of the Galileo Initial Services (IS). This marked a historical milestone in the Galileo program, towards the reaching of its Full Operational Capability. This allows users to navigate with performance-accuracy levels either matching or exceeding those obtained with other GNSS....
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HARMO-DATA is an ongoing project, funded by EU in the framework of the INTERREG V-A Italy-Slovenia 2014-2020 Programme. It involves different stakeholders, target groups and end-users in three regions: Friuli-Venezia-Giulia (Italy), Veneto (Italy) and Slovenia. The main purpose of this project is to develop common solutions for more efficient cross...
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In this paper the results of static and kinematic surveys using GNSS multi-constellation receivers acquiring GPS, GLONASS and Galileo Open Service (OS) data are presented.
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The principal aim of this research activity is to identify, inside the administrative territory of the Carnia Mountain Community, Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, Italy, the optimal location of a new co-generative biomass plant, exploiting georeferenced parameters obtained through an integrated analysis based on open source GIS (Geographical Informati...
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The recent development of the unmanned aircraft (UAV) in the civil sector has generated a strong interest in the aerial survey industry, especially in sectors where costs and speed of use play a key role. In May 2014, in Brcko region, Bosnia & Herzegovina, torrential rains and flooding of rivers and torrents occurred, thus activating hundreds of la...
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The initial Galileo satellite positioning services, started on December 15, 2016, became available with a formal announcement by the European Commission. This first step toward the Galileo system Full Operational Capability (FOC) has allowed many researchers to test the new system. The aim of this paper is to illustrate the results and the conclusi...
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This book provides the latest research on and applications of advanced GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) and 3D spatial techniques in the fields of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Geophysics, Architecture, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage. It offers an updated reference guide on the above-mentioned topics for undergraduate and gradua...
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On 15 December 2016 the initial Galileo services became available with a formal announcement by the European Commission. This was the first step toward the Galileo system Full Operational Capability (FOC). This article shows the results of kinematic tests involving GNSS multiconstellation receivers able to acquire the Galileo Open Service (OS) sign...
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Roadway geometric data, user behavior and crash data provide the main input for developing existing highway safety evaluations. In particular, roadway geometric data can be useful in providing a quantitative guidance for alignment consistency and for having an initial indication of critical point presence along a road. Furthermore the article 13 of...
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Dynamic deformation monitoring of structures such as long bridges, towers, and tall buildings, for the purpose of determining structural vibrations, is possible using Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) (Lovse et al. 1995). Starting from 1998, high frequency GNSS measurements have been performed at the Department of Civil Engineering, Univers...
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On the occasion of the First World War centennial, GeoSNav Lab (Geodesy and Satellite Navigation Laboratory), Department of Engineering and Architecture, University of Trieste, Italy, in coooperation with Radici&Futuro Association, Trieste, Italy, carried out an educational Project named “Historic Up” involving a group of students from “F. Petrarca...
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Mediterranean regions have experienced significant soil degradation over the past decades. In this context, careful land observation using satellite data is crucial for understanding the long-term usage patterns of natural resources and facilitating their sustainable management to monitor and evaluate the potential degradation. Given the environmen...
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After having identified, in a previous work [6], the possible sites for the location of a new cogeneration plant using wood biomass in the Mountain Community of Carnia, Friuli Venezia Giulia Region (Italy), the technical and economic feasibility and environmental sustainability of such a system has been carried out in order to evaluate the feasibil...
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Environmental Disaster Management requires quick respounce times and an efficient resources use. An efficient answer is necessary, thanks to Alerting messages integrated by accurate georeferenced event informations. The general scheme for rescue situation answer requires phenomenon knowledge, environmental monitoring, rapid Alerting services,, quic...
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In questo lavoro si illustrano i primi risultati di una ricerca innovativa relativa all’applicazione di tecniche di rilievo cinematico GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) integrate INS (Inertial System) su impianti funiviari, per il monitoraggio delle oscillazioni delle cabine sia in fase di collaudo che durante la fase di esercizio. Nella p...
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Nell'ultimo ventennio le metodologie GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) sono state largamente impiegate per il monitoraggio di strutture ed infrastrutture dell'ingegneria civile. Il GPS, essendo in grado di fornire dei valori di spostamento assoluto con precisioni elevate (centimetriche e sub-centimetriche), risulta utile per controllare la...
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The paper provides an overview of the comparison of EGNOS (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System), Global Maps and experimental data position errors over the Southern part of the ECAC (European Civil Aviation Conference) region, on the basis of TEC (Total Electronic Content) values.
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Integrated use of multidisciplinary researches have been applied in the last years for the study of Aquileia archeological sites and, in particular the River Port structures. Since 1992 GPS (Global Positioning System) techniques have been adopted with the aim of linking together various independent topographic networks and georeferencing single rel...
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EGNOS (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service)could be used to send alert messages in order to prevent and manage natural and anthropic environmental disasters. The aim is to avoid or to reduce the total human lives loss and to minimize the impact on terrestrial infrastructures cuased by environmental disasters. This could be done by mea...
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The aim of this paper is to report the laser scanner survey of a roman archaeological site located in Trieste, Italy. The excavation of these archaeological finds was realised by “Soprintendenza per I Beni Ambientali, Architettonici, Archeologici, Artistici e Storici” of Friuli Venezia Giulia Region in the framework of the European Community Projec...
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The knowledge of road geometric data provides the main input for safety evaluation of highways. Moreover, Art.13 of the Italian new Road Code requires an implementation of Road Cadastre, for which the knowdlege of the road network-in terms of georeferenced planimetric and altimetric alignments-is needed. In this paper high resolution images have be...
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STATIC AND KINEMATIC POSITIONING USING WADGPS CORRECTIONS FROM GEOSTATIONARY SATELLITES Cefalo R. (1), Gatti M (2) (1) Department of Civil Engineering, University of Trieste, P.le Europa 1, 34127 Trieste, Italy, cefalo@dic.univ.trieste.it, (2) Department of Engineering, University of Ferrara, via Saragat 1, 44100 Ferrara, Italy, mgatti@ing.unife.it...
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EGNOS (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System) ESTB (EGNOS System Test Bed) static and kinematic tests were performed in order to analyse the signal transmission capabilities coming from the Inmarsat Geostationary Satellite PRN120. The data were stored in the Stand-alone mode and compared with the a priori known co-ordinates of the contro...
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A new plano-altimetric map of the Dome Concordia (Dome C) area was drawn up from 1995/96 kinematic double-frequency global-positioning-system (GPS) data of two different projects, as well as static GPS data from a geodetic net for deformation analysis and ice-flow velocity measurements covering an area of about 2000 km ² . The GPS surveys were carr...
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The operative advantages obtained using dual-frequency GPS + GLONASS receivers are well known. In this paper, the aspect of accuracy advantage in the baseline and network vertex computation are investigated. This was applied to two study cases: a small-scale urban network and a small-scale continental network. The processing of data was performed i...
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The different GPS modes to be used for kinematic road surveying depend on the accuracy level required for the GIS. Several applications are possible: real time location of commercial vehicles, of accidents and landslide interruptions, real time navigation and location of rescue vehicles, cadaster of road and their belongings, cadaster of geometrica...

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