Predictive Infrastructure Maintenance using Remote Monitoring and Integrated Dynamic Modelling

The PROMETEO project addresses the predictive infrastructure maintenance based on two main pillars: a continuous intelligent remote sensing of infrastructures and nearby areas, which is integrated with a dynamic numerical modelling. The used remote sensing tool is the Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) technique.

The PROMETEO consortium is a good mix of two research centres (CTTC and Instituto Geológico y Minero de España), one university (University of Granada), a public body (Centro de Estudios y Experimentación de Obras Públicas – CEDEX), and one company (GeoKinesia). The main challenge is to integrate remote sensing and traditional monitoring data and geo-mechanical modelling in a web-based platform to: early detect displacements at large scale; compare remote monitoring and traditional monitoring data; and compare them with those from dynamic geo-mechanical modelling. Doing so, the system will be able to perform prediction and alert, which are key for infrastructure maintenance.  

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The project involves R&D activities to perform a wide-area, intelligent early-detection of deformation phenomena; to implement a continuous InSAR monitoring of single infrastructures; to develop a web-based application to integrate and analyse multi-source monitoring data; and to develop the integration platform for dynamic modelling, prediction, and alert.

The project will include important technology transfer activities, which will mainly involve the GeoKinesia company.

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The proposed approach will be tested in four project Pilots. The first one concerns a railways network, where the early detection plays a key role. The second Pilot regards a highway site affected by a set of landslides. The third Pilot includes a viaduct that suffers structural problems, partially caused by a landslide. The fourth Pilot concern a port infrastructure.

In the Pilots an end-to-end demonstration will be performed: a wide area InSAR monitoring, the detection of deformation active areas, their intersection with the infrastructures at hand, the continuous monitoring, the integrated modelling and the associated predictions and alerts.