This study reviews research developments in non-destructive assessment of linear transport infrastructures. The main focus will be on the integration between satellite remote sensing and ground-based techniques. Specifically, the potential of using interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) and high-frequency ground penetrating radar (GPR) techniques as self-standing and integrated survey methodologies will be discussed. To this effect, an overview on data fusion techniques will be given. The last section of the paper reports recent results achieved by using both GPR systems and the permanent scatterers InSAR technique on a real-life railway.
Bianchini Ciampoli, L., Gagliardi, V., Clementini, C., Latini, D., Del Frate, F., Benedetto, A. (2020). Transport Infrastructure Monitoring by InSAR and GPR Data Fusion. SURVEYS IN GEOPHYSICS, 41, 371-394 [10.1007/s10712-019-09563-7].