Florence Engineering is a recently established company, however the founders have been active for more than a decade as scientific researchers. Below are listed the numerous scientific publications on scientific journals that testify the results obtained through the participation in major projects financed by the EU or other institutions.

 

 

From 2010 to today - publications on international scientific journals:

 

M. Pieraccini, D. Mecatti, D. Dei, F. Parrini, G. Macaluso, A. Spinetti, F. Puccioni, "Microwave sensor for molten glass level measurement", Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, vol. 212, pp. 52-57, Jun. 2014.

 

M. Pieraccini, D. Dei, D. Mecatti, "Interferometric radar for testing large structures with a built-in seismic accelerometer", Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, vol. 204, pp. 25-30, Dec. 2013.

 

D. Dei, D. Mecatti, M. Pieraccini, "Static testing of a bridge using a interferometric radar: the case study of Ponte degli Alpini, Belluno, Italy", The Scientific World Journal, vol. 2013, Article ID 504958, pp. 7, doi:10.1155/2013/504958, 2013.

 

M. Pieraccini, D. Dei, M. Betti, G. Bartoli, G. Tucci, N. Guardini, "Dynamic identification of historic masonry towers through an expeditious and no-contact approach: Application to the "Torre del Mangia" in Siena (Italy)", Journal of Cultural Heritage, Aug. 2013.

 

M. Pieraccini, D. Dei, D. Mecatti, F. Parrini, "Dynamic Testing of Historic Towers Using an Interferometric Radar from an Unstable Measurement Position", Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation, pp.1-7, July 2013.

 

C. Atzeni, A. Bicci, D. Dei, M. Fratini, M. Pieraccini, "Remote Survey of the Leaning Tower of Pisa by Interferometric Sensing", IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 185-189, 2010.

 

A. Barucci, G. Macaluso, D. Mecatti, L. Noferini, D. Fanelli, A. Facchini, M. Materassi, M. Pieraccini, C. Atzeni, "Universal fluctuations in tropospheric radar measurements", Europhysics Letter, vol. 89 20006, pp. 1-4, ISSN: 0295-5075, 2010.

 

From 2010 to today - contributions to international conferences:

 

F. Parrini, M. Pieraccini, F. Papi, F. Soldovieri, I. Catapano, "GPR Measurement Campaign in the Hill Town of San Gimignano (Italy)", Proceedings of the 8th IEEE International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar (IWGPR 2015), Firenze, Italy, 7-10 July 2015.

 

F. Papi, F. Parrini, M. Pieraccini, "An Ultra High Resolution Stepped Frequency GPR for civil engineering applications", Proceedings of the th IEEE International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar (IWAGPR 2015), Firenze , Italy, 7-10 July 2015.

 

F. Parrini, F. Papi, M. Pieraccini, "Double resonance L-C Trap for Dual-Band Dipole Antenna", Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Antenna Measurements & Applications (CAMA 2014), pp.1-4, Antibes Juan-les-Pins, France, 16-19 Nov 2014.

 

R. Persico, G. Leucci, L. Matera, M. Ciminale, D. Dei, F. Parrini, M. Pieraccini, "Applications of a reconfigurable stepped frequency GPR in the chapel of the Holy Spirit, Lecce (Italy)", Proceedings of the International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar (IWAGPR 2013), pp.1-5, 2-5 July 2013.

 

F. Parrini, M. Pieraccini, D. Mecatti, D. Dei, G. Macaluso, A. Spinetti, R. Persico, G. Leucci, G. Manacorda, "A reconfigurable stepped frequency GPR (GPR-R): The antenna subsystem", Proceedings of the International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar (IWAGPR 2013), pp.1-6, 2-5 July 2013.

 

K. Takahashi, D. Mecatti, D. Dei, M. Matsumoto, M. Sato, "Landslide observation by ground-based SAR interferometry", Proceedings of the IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2012), pp.6887-6890, 22-27 July 2012.

 

F. Parrini, R. Persico, M. Pieraccini, A. Spinetti, G. Macaluso, M. Fratini, D. Dei, G. Manacorda, “A Reconfigurable Stepped Frequency GPR (GPR-R)”, Proceedings of the International Geoscience And Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2011), July 2011.

 

D. Mecatti, D. Dei, M. Fratini, F. Parrini, M. Pieraccini, F. Coppi, “A novel ground based multi bistatic radar for interferometric measurement of displacement vector”, Proceedings of the International Geoscience And Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2011), July 2011.

 

F. Parrini, M. Pieraccini, G. Grazzini, A. Spinetti, G.Macaluso, G. De Pasquale, C.Testa, “ORFEUS GPR: a very large bandwidth and high dynamic range CWSF radar.”, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR 2010), pp. 1-5, Lecce, 21-25 June 2010.

 

G. Manacorda, M. Miniati, S. Bracciali, D. Dei, H.F. Scott, E. Koch, D. Pinchbeck, S. Murgier, “Development of a bore-head GPR for Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) equipment”, Proceedings of the 13th Ground Penetrating Radar International Conference (GPR 2010), pp. 1-6, Lecce, 21-25 June 2010.

 

G. Grazzini, M. Pieraccini, F. Parrini, A. Spinetti, M. Macaluso, D. Dei, C. Atzeni, “An ultra-wideband high-dynamic range GPR for detecting buried people after collapse of buildings”, Proceedings of the 13th Ground Penetrating Radar International Conference (GPR 2010), pp. 1-6, Lecce, 21-25 June 2010.

 

From 2005 to 2009 - publications on international scientific journals:

 

D. Dei, M. Pieraccini, M. Fratini, C. Atzeni, G. Bartoli, "Detection of vertical bending and torsional movements of a bridge using a coherent radar", NDT&E International, vol. 42, no. 8, pp. 741-747, Dec. 2009.

 

M. Fratini, F. Parrini, M. Pieraccini, C. Borri, C. Atzeni (2009), "Structural oscillation modes identification by applying controlled loads and using microwave interferometry", NDT & E International, Vol. 42, Issue 8, pp.748-752, 2009.

 

L. Noferini, D. Mecatti, G. Macaluso, M. Pieraccini, C. Atzeni (2009), "Monitoring of Belvedere Glacier using a wide angle GB-SAR interferometer", Journal of Applied Geophysics Vol. 68, Issue 2, pp. 289-293, 2009.

 

G. Grazzini, M. Pieraccini, D. Dei, C. Atzeni, "Simple microwave sensor for remote detection of structural vibration", Electronics Letters, vol. 45, no. 11, May. 2009.

 

D. Dei, G. Grazzini, G. Luzi, M. Pieraccini, C. Atzeni, S. Boncinelli, G. Camiciottoli, W. Castellani, M. Marsili, J. Lo Dico, "Non-Contact Detection of Breathing Using a Microwave Sensor", MDPI Sensors, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 2574-2585, 2009.

 

M. Pieraccini, M. Fratini, D. Dei, C. Atzeni, "Structural testing of historical heritage site towers by microwave remote sensing", Journal of Cultural Heritage, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 174-182, May 2009.

 

G. Guidi, C. Atzeni, A. Spinetti, L. Carosso, "Digital Three-Dimensional Modelling of Donatello’s David By Frequency-Modulated Laser Radar", Studies in Conservation, Volume 54, Number 1, pp. 3-11, 2009.

 

G. Luzi, L. Noferini, D. Mecatti, G. Macaluso, M. Pieraccini, C. Atzeni, A. Schaffhauser, R. Fromm, T. Nagler, "Using a Ground-Based SAR Interferometer and a Terrestrial Laser Scanner to Monitor a Snow-Covered Slope: Results From an Experimental Data Collection in Tyrol (Austria)", IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 47, Issue 2, pp. 382 - 393, 2009.

 

M. Pieraccini, G. Luzi, D. Dei, L. Pieri, C. Atzeni, "Detection of breathing and heartbeat through snow using a microwave transceiver", IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 5, no.1, pp.57-59, Jan. 2008.

 

M. Pieraccini, M. Fratini, F. Parrini, C. Atzeni, G. Bartoli, "Interferometric radar vs. accelerometer for dynamic monitoring of large structures: an experimental comparison", NDT & E International. vol. 41, pp. 258-264, 2008.

 

M. Pieraccini, F. Parrini, M. Fratini, C. Atzeni, P. Spinelli, "In-service testing of wind turbine towers using a microwave sensor", Renewable Energy, vol. 33, Issue 1, pp. 13-21, January 2008.

 

L. Noferini, T.Takayama, M. Pieraccini, D. Mecatti, G. Macaluso, G. Luzi, C. Atzeni, "A new algorithm for analysing Ground-based SAR data with diverse temporal baseline", IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 46, Issue 6, pp.1614-1623, 2008.

 

G. Teza, C. Atzeni, M. Balzani, A. Galgaro, G. Galvani, R. Genevois, G. Luzi, D. Mecatti, L. Noferini, M. Pieraccini, S. Silvano, F. Uccelli, N. Zaltron, "Ground-based monitoring of high-risk landslides through joint use of laser scanner and interferometric radar", International Journal of Remote Sensing, 2008.

 

M. Pieraccini, F. Parrini, D. Dei, M. Fratini, C. Atzeni, P. Spinelli, "Dynamic characterization of a bell-tower by interferometric sensor", NDT&E International, vol. 40, no. 5, pp. 390-396, Jul. 2007.

 

M. Pieraccini, F. Parrini, M. Fratini, C. Atzeni, P. Spinelli, M. Micheloni, "Static and dynamic testing of bridges through microwave interferometry", NDT&E International, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 208-214, April 2007.

 

L. Noferini, M. Pieraccini, D. Mecatti, G. Macaluso, C. Atzeni, M. Mantovani , G. Marcato, A. Pasuto, S. Silvano, F. Tagliavini, "Using GB-SAR technique to monitor slow moving landslide", Engineering Geology. vol. 95, pp. 88-98 ISSN: 0013-7952, 2007.

 

G. Luzi, M. Pieraccini, D. Mecatti, L. Noferini, G. Macaluso, A. Tamburini and C. Atzeni, "Monitoring of an Alpine glacier by means of Ground Based SAR Interferometry", IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, voll. 4, no. 3, pp. 495-499, 2007.

 

L. Noferini, M. Pieraccini, D. Mecatti, G. Macaluso, G. Luzi, and C. Atzeni, "DEM by Ground Based SAR Interferometry, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 659-663, 2007.

 

M. Pieraccini, L. Noferini, D. Mecatti, G. Luzi, and C. Atzeni, F. Soldovieri, R. Persico, "Advanced Processing Techniques for Step-Frequency Continuous-Wave Penetrating Radar: The Case Study of 'Palazzo Vecchio' Walls (Firenze, Italy)", Research in Nondestructive Evaluation, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 71-83, 2006.

 

M. Pieraccini, M. Fratini, F. Parrini, C. Atzeni, "Dynamic monitoring of bridges using a high speed coherent radar IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing", vol. 44, no. 11, pp. 3284-3288, November 2006.

 

M. Pieraccini, L. Noferini, D. Mecatti, C. Atzeni, G. Teza, A. Galgaro, N. Zaltron, "Integration of radar interferometry and laser scanning for remote monitoring of an urban site built on a sliding slope", IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 44, is. 9, pp. 2335 - 2342, Sept. 2006.

 

G. Luzi, M. Pieraccini, D. Mecatti, L. Noferini, G. Macaluso, A. Galgaro, C. Atzeni, "Advances in ground-based microwave interferometry for landslides survey: a case study", International Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 27, no. 12, pp. 2331–2350, 20 June 2006.

 

M. Pieraccini, L. Noferini, D. Mecatti, G. Luzi, and C. Atzeni, Long term landslide monitoring by Ground Based SAR Interferometry, International Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 27, no. 10, pp. 1893–1905, 20 May 2006.

 

F. Parrini, M. Pieraccini, and C. Atzeni, "High-Speed Continuous Wave GPR", Subsurface Sensing Technologies and Applications, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 43-57, January 2005.

 

M. Pieraccini, D. Mecatti, G. Luzi, M. Seracini, G. Pinelli and C. Atzeni, "Non-contact intrawall penetrating radar for Heritage survey: the search of the “Battle of Anghiari” by Leonardo da Vinci", NDT&E international, vol. 38, pp. 151–157, 2005.

 

M. Pieraccini, M. Fratini, F. Parrini, G. Pinelli, and C. Atzeni, "Dynamic Survey of Architectural Heritage by High-Speed Microwave Interferometry", IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 28-30, January 2005.

 

M. Pieraccini, G. Luzi, D. Mecatti, M. Fratini, L. Noferini, C. Atzeni, A microwave interferometer with imaging capability for remote measurements of building displacements, Material and Structures, vol. 38, pp. 795-800, 2005.

 

From 2005 to 2009 - contributions to international conferences:

 

F. Parrini, M. Pieraccini, A. Spinetti, G. Macaluso, G. Grazzini, G. De Pasquale, H. Scott, A. Yarovoy, PJ Aubry, C. Caratelli (2009). "ORFEUS Project: the Surface GPR System", Proceedings of the 2009 European Radar Conference (EuRAD 2009), pp. 93-96, ISBN: 9782874870149, Roma, 30/9/2009-2/10/2009.

 

M. Pieraccini, M. Fratini, F. Parrini, C. Atzeni, "Monitoring of bridges using coherent radar: detection of longitudinal and torsional modes", Proceedings of the 5th European Radar Conference (EuRAD 2008), pp. 176-179, ISBN: 9782874870095 Amsterdam, 27-29 Ottobre 2008.
 

M. Pieraccini, F. Parrini, G. De Pasquale, H. Scott, "The ORFEUS project (Optimised Radar For Finding Every Utility In The Street)", Proceedings of the IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2008), vol. 2, pp. II9-II12, ISBN: 9781424428083, doi: 10.1109/IGARSS.2008.4778914, Boston (USA), July 6-11 2008.

 

G. Grazzini, M. Pieraccini, F. Parrini, C. Atzeni, "A clutter canceller for continuous wave GPR", Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar (IWAGPR 2007), pp. 212-216, doi: 10.1109/AGPR.2007.386554, Naples, Italy, 27-29 June 2007.
 

M. Fratini, M. Pieraccini, D. Dei, F. Parrini, G. Bartoli, C. Atzeni, “An experimental comparison of Interferometric Radar vs. Accelerometers for monitoring of large structures”, Proceedings of the 4th European Radar Conference (EURAD 2007), pp. 99-102, 10-12 Oct. 2007.

 

M. Pieraccini, M. Fratini, F. Parrini, D. Dei, C. Atzeni, G. Bernardini, K. Zhang, "Dynamic and static monitoring of bridges using coherent radar", Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Structural Condition Assessment, Monitoring and Improvement (SCAMI-2), vol. 2, p. 904-909, ISBN: 9787030204530, Changsha, People's Repubblic of China, 19-21 Nov 2007.

 

M. Pieraccini, F. Parrini, L. Noferini, C. Atzeni, "Masonry investigation through very large bandwidth CW-SF radar", Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar (IWAGPR 2007), pp. 74-77, doi: 10.1109/AGPR.2007.386528, Naples, Italy, 27-29 Giugno, 2007.

 

M. Fratini, M. Pieraccini, F. Parrini, G. Bernardini, C. Atzeni, "An interferometric CW-SF radar for remote testing and monitoring large structures", Proceedings of the 3rd European Radar Conference (EuRAD 2006), pp. 135-138, ISBN: 9782960055177, doi: 10.1109/EURAD.2006.280292, Manchester, U.K., 13-15 Sept. 2006.

 

F. Parrini, M. Fratini, M. Pieraccini, C. Atzeni, G. De Pasquale, P. Ruggiero, F. Soldovieri, A. Brancaccio, "ULTRA: Wideband Ground Penetrating Radar". Proceedings of the 3rd European Radar Conference (EuRAD 2006), pp. 182-185, ISBN: 9782960055177, doi: 10.1109/EURAD.2006.280304, Manchester, U.K., 13-15 Sept. 2006.

 

M. Pieraccini, M. Fratini, F. Parrini, C. Atzeni, "Coherent radar for measuring dynamic and static deformations of architectural structures". Proceedings of the 3rd IAG Symposium on Geodesy for Geotechnical and Structural Engineering and 12th FIG Symposium on Deformation Measurements, Baden, Austria, 2006.

 

From 2002 to 2004 - publications on international scientific journals:

 

M. Pieraccini, G. Luzi, L. Noferini, D. Mecatti, C. Atzeni, Joint Time-Frequency Analysis for Investigation of Layered Masonry Structures Using Penetrating Radar, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 42, No. 2, pp. 309-317, 2004.

 

M. Pieraccini, M. Fratini, F. Parrini, G. Macaluso C. Atzeni, High-speed CW step-frequency coherent radar for dynamic monitoring of civil engineering structures, Electronics Letters, Vol. 40, n.14, pp. 907-908, 2004.

 

M. Pieraccini, G. Luzi, D. Mecatti, M. Fratini, L. Noferini, L. Carissimi, G. Franchioni, C. Atzeni, Remote sensing of building structural displacements using a microwave interferometer with imaging capability, NDT&E international, Vol. 37, No. 7, pp. 545-550, 2004.

 

G. Luzi, M. Pieraccini, D. Mecatti, L. Noferini, G. Guidi, F. Moia, C. Atzeni, Ground-Based Radar Interferometry for Landslides Monitoring: Atmospheric and Instrumental Decorrelation Sources on Experimental Data, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 42 ,n. 11 , pp. 2454 – 2466, 2004.

 

M. Pieraccini, G. Luzi, D. Mecatti, L. Noferini, C. Atzeni, A Microwave Radar Technique for Dynamic Testing of Large Structures, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol. 51, No. 5, May 2003, pp. 1603-1609, 2003.

 

M. Pieraccini, G. Luzi, D. Mecatti, V. Gusella, C. Atzeni, Microwave Techniques for Measurement of Large Structure Vibration, Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, Vol. 37, No. 3, May 2003, pp. 216-218, 2003.

 

M. Pieraccini, N. Casagli, G. Luzi, D. Tarchi, D. Mecatti, L. Noferini, C. Atzeni, Landslide monitoring by ground-based radar interferometry: a field test in Valdarno (Italy), International Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 24, No.6, pp.1385-1391, 2003.

 

M. Pieraccini, D. Mecatti, L. Noferini, G. Luzi, G. Franchioni, C. Atzeni, SAR interferometry for detecting the effects of earthquakes on buildings, NDT&E international, vol. 35, no. 8, pp. 615-625, 2002.

 

From 2002 to 2004 - contributions to international conferences:

 

F. Parrini, M. Pieraccini, C. Atzeni, A high-speed continuous wave GPR, Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR 2004), vol. 1, pp. 183-186, ISBN: 9789090179599, Delft, Olanda, 21-24 Giugno 2004.

 

M. Pieraccini, G. Luzi, D. Mecatti, M. Fratini, F. Parrini, C. Atzeni, G. Pinelli, "A microwave interferometer with imaging capability for remote measurements of displacements", Proceedings of the Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS 2004), pp. 643-646, Pisa, 2004.

 

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