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[MIS34-P95] Surveillance of the Damage Inflicted by the Kumamoto Earthquake Using the Airborne X-band SAR System (Pi-SAR2)
Keywords:Kumamoto Earthquake, synthetic aperture radar, SAR
NICT conducted urgent Pi-SAR2 observations to survey the damage inflicted by the Kumamoto earthquake the day after the earthquake of M 7.3 occurred on 16 April. The observation areas (flight-paths) and Pi-SAR2 images of the area around Aso-ohashi-bridge are shown in Figure 1. SAR images were processed in flight using the onboard processor, transmitted to NICT via satellite, distributed to headquarters for disaster control, and uploaded onto the website within 10 minutes after the observation. In this paper, we present methods of the Pi-SAR2 observation and results of analyses. We also discuss how airborne SARs should be utilized in times of disaster.