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TitlePipeline encroachment monitoring using polarimetric SAR imagery
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LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorLukowski, T I; Power, D; Yue, B; Randall, C J; Youden, J; Howell, C
SourceIGARSS 2004: IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium; 2004, 3 pages,
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20043291
MeetingIGARSS 2004: IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium; Anchorage, Alaska; US; September 20-24, 2004
Documentcomputer file
MediaCD-ROM; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
Subjectsfossil fuels; remote sensing; pipelines; satellite imagery; oil; gas; synthetic aperture radar; polarimetry; target detection; data processing
Illustrationssatellite images; photographs
AbstractMechanical damage incurred from unauthorized third party activities remains a leading cause of onshore oil and gas pipeline failure, indicating the need for effective strategies to monitor encroachment over extensive sections of pipeline right-of-way (ROW). In this paper, the use of polarimetric SAR imagery (as will be available from RADARSAT-2) for pipeline monitoring of encroachment activities is explored. Experimental data were acquired of a test area near the shores of Lake Simcoe (north of Toronto, Ontario) in September 2001 by the C-SAR on board the Convair-580. The vehicle deployments and ground truthing were conducted by C-CORE with processing from signal data (including calibration) and analysis performed at the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing.

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