Abstract

In this study, the authors describe an integrated approach for monitoring movements and assessing the stability of slopes utilizing, satellite based remote sensing techniques, laser scanning and contact type monitoring schemes. Satellite based remote sensing techniques utilizes SAR and its derivatives while laser technology is based on UAV and/or ground-based laser techniques. Upon identifying one or several critical locations, the contact type multi-parameter monitoring techniques are implemented for higher accuracy and prompt actions. The principles of this integrated approach and its applications to several rock engineering sites are briefly explained. It is shown that this new technology could be a very powerful tool for monitoring and assessing rock engineering structures.

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