Research activity in evidence

  • Distributed fiber optic sensors
    Fiber optic sensors are ideal for monitoring critical infrastructure or facilities. These sensors are small and low cost, are immune to electromagnetic interference, are ideal for building very large monitoring networks and are mechanically and chemically compatible with most of building materials. However, the fiber sensors commonly used allow a punctual measurement…
  • Differential Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry
    Earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions, or, more generally, deformation phenomena of the earth's surface, can be monitored through the use of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) sensors.   The SAR is able to revisit the same area at regular intervals, providing information at very high spatial resolution of the observed scene. In…
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Application in evidence

  • Wind estimation
    While blowing on the sea surface, the wind transmits a part of its energy to the water particles. This phenomenon gives rise to the formation of ripples on the sea surface (the capillary waves), whose wavelength is of the order of centimeters. Besides, if the wind action is persistent and…
  • Medical diagnostics and therapy
      Cancer is nowadays among the main causes of human death, and the availability of diagnostic techniques, to detect its presence from the earliest stages of onset, together with treatment protocols, acting directly on the lesion with reduced impact on the surrounding healthy tissue, is at the base of both…
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News

  • NASA Space Apps Challenge 2016 in Napoli
      Naples is again among the 158 cities of the world in which the fifth International Space Apps Challenge, the big event sponsored by NASA, which will take place on April 23 and 24 at the Faculty of Engineering in Via Nuova Agnano 11. Thanks to the organization supported by IREA, Department…
  • In the archaeological site of Pompeii the school "Geophysics and Remote Sensing for Archaeology"
    In the fascinating setting of Pompeii archaeological area, the school "Geophysics and Remote Sensing for Archaeology" will be held from 9 to 13 May 2016. The course is organised by two Institutes of the National Research Council of Italy, i.e. CNR-IBAM and CNR-IREA, and Soprintendenza Speciale Beni Archeologici Pompei, Ercolano…
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Science and society

  • Science and society
    Living in a healty and safe environment with less risks for man and the planet is commonly recognized as important. It is also a goal for all those who are encharged of administrating a territory and assuring a good standard of life to citizens. For a research institute like IREA…
  • Solidarity and support to Città della Scienza
    Citta' della Scienza in Naples, the Italian main interactive Science Centre, visited each year by about 350 000 people, example of an innovative and successful dissemination of scientific culture in Italy and in the world, has been almost completely destroyed by a huge fire that in a few hours has…
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