Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis for Earthquakes (ARIA-EQ) will be the first coordinated effort to automate geodetic imaging capabilities so they can be used for hazard response. The innovation is an automatic geodetic imaging data system that is the foundation for an operational hazard response center that integrates InSAR (interferometric synthetic aperture radar), GPS (Global Positioning System), seismology, and modeling to deliver actionable science and situational awareness products.

It supports automated processing of InSAR and GPS as the basis for continuous monitoring and processing of geodetic event data. Space-based geodetic measurements such as InSAR and GPS provide new assessment capabilities and situational awareness on the size and location of earthquakes following seismic disasters. Geodetic imaging’s unique ability to capture the surface deformation in high spatial and temporal resolution allows viewing of fault geometry and slip that generated the earthquake. Remote sensing with radar provides change detection and damage assessment capabilities.

This work was done by Susan E. Owen, Angelyn W. Moore, Zhen Liu, Sang Ho Yun, Hook Hua, Gian Franco Sacco, Timothy M. Stough, Costin Radulescu, Eric J. Fielding, Paul A. Rosen, Frank H. Webb, Jennifer W. Cruz, and Mark Simons of Caltech for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

In accordance with Public Law 96-517, the contractor has elected to retain title to this invention. Inquiries concerning rights for its commercial use should be addressed to:

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Refer to NPO-49110.