Interferometric Radar (IBIS) Case Studies
Cut-slope monitoring on the French railway network
IBIS-Rover in complex pit geometryThe Anagold Çöpler Gold Mine in Turkey takes advantage of the flexibility of the IBIS-Rover to cover multiple critical areas in complex pit geometry.
Integration of Panoramic High Resolution Images with Slope Monitoring Radar DataTwo Eagle-Vision Cameras were commissioned and integrated with the IBIS-FM Slope Monitoring radar systems at the Ok Tedi Mine in Papua New Guinea in November 2014.
High resolution visual information is correlated with radar data in support of geotechnical investigations.
Monitoring of sub bench-scale failuresThe Yara Siilinjärvi Apatite mine in Finland is a good example of radar monitoring of the entire pit with sub-bench resolution.
Slope failure prediction through the use of inverse-velocity radar dataA slope movement at an open-pit mine in North America has confirmed that the IBIS-FM is a robust solution, which can identify and track small slope movements and accelerations, and can provide the critical information needed to manage the risks related to slope movements in mine operations.
Tailings Dam MonitoringThe recent happenings at Mount Polley Mine in Canada (August 2014) and at the Two Gentlemen's gold-silver mine in the northern Mexican state of Sinaloa (October 2014) have raised the attention to the need for effectively monitor deformation of tailing dams to prevent catastrophic environmental disasters.
Monitoring of structural movements (dams, historical buildings, towers) is an increasingly important task for today’s construction engineers.
Ice avalanches – Glacier instability
Weissmies (4017m) is one of the most frequently climbed peaks in southern Switzerland and separates the Saas Valley from the Simplon Valley. It is easily accessible from the cable car station located at Hohsass. Weissmies glacier was reported to have produced several small ice avalanches in the summer of 2014.
Monitoring of the Chatou Railway Bridge in France
The Chatou railway bridge crosses the Seine River between Chatou and Rueil-Malmaison (France). It lies on the rail line between Paris and Saint-Germain-en-Laye. (Line A of RER - Réseau Express Régional d'Île-de-France ).
Hi-Rise buildings dynamic monitoring
Today, the measurement of displacements and vibrations of high buildings still represents a challenge for structural engineers mainly due to logistics matters. IBIS-FS introduces a totally new solution in the domain of structural monitoring of hi-rise buildings, with many advantages over traditional instruments for this field of application.
Kinematics of the Slumgullion Landslide revealed by Ground based InSAR Surveys
We tested the IBIS-FL, which is a ground-based, interferometric, syntetic aperture radar to determine whether it could rapidly acquire kinematic data for a complex and large landslide like the Slumguillon.