Rock-slide Radar Monitoring

Two of ISPAS' interferometric radars are operating on the West-coast of Norway monitoring potential rock-slide movements. The first radar was installed February 2006 and has been monitoring Hegguraksla successfully since.

Antenna for radar monitoring of Hegguraksla

The second installation was monitoring of the Åknes rock slide area.

Building for the Åkneset monitoring radar

The ISPAS interferometric radar is easy to instal and operate.It can monitor potential rock - and landslides at large distances (several km's). Should an event be detected, warnings are issued automatically.

Rock-slide in Tafjord, Norway, during a measurement campaign

More information about the project can be found at the ISPAS web site for realtime presentation of movements - Skredweb

ISPAS transportable interferometric radar was tested June 2009 measuring a rock-slide area at Oppdølstranda. The measurements was performed at the request of the Norwegian Public Road Administration. The measurements demonstrated  the potential for a transportable radar rock slide monitoring solution.

Demonstration of the portable interferometric radar at Oppdølsstranda June 2009.

September 2017 a new interferometric radar was successfully tested, measuring the mountain Mannen on the west coast of Norway. The new radar can generate a high resolution map both in range and cross-range up to 100 degrees in azimuth at distances of more than 4 km up to 8 times a second.

Measurements of Mannen 2017