SMARTP3M: Smart Pavement Monitoring, Management, and Maintenance

As an efficient pavement management practice, South-Central State DOTs, as well as many other state DOTs and local highway agencies across the nation, perform daily surveys to verify pavement roughness and the presence of potholes/distresses. The traditional testing methods for this purpose, however, are extremely expensive and beyond the technical and financial capabilities of different state DOTs. Conversely, smartphones and advanced on-board computers recording information related to the pavement condition, traffic data, and weather utilizing advanced sensors and stereo cameras are present in almost every vehicle traveling on the roads. This technology is reliable, affordable, and experiencing a fast and continuous development, and much more can be expected in the future, as they are generating a massive amount of data (“big data”) that can and should be utilized to shift the pavement management process to a new and higher paradigm. Also, unlike the traditional surveys that are done at most once a year, fresh data can be collected and analyzed to verify the pavement condition and the required actions on a daily basis, or even real-time, at an extremely low cost approaching zero in the long run. The proposed project will lead to the development of a smartphone application, when utilized, can be beneficial not only in the South-Central State DOT’s, but essentially every state DOT and local transportation municipality. The successful completion of this project will result in achieving the Tran-SET goals of promoting sustainability and resiliency of the transportation infrastructure in renewing, upgrading and implementing the most cost-effective solutions.

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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $80000
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Transportation Consortium of South-Central States (Tran-SET)

    Louisiana State University
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70803
  • Project Managers:

    Mousa, Momen

  • Performing Organizations:

    The University of Texas at Tyler

    3900 University Blvd
    Tyler, TX  United States  75799

    University of Texas at San Antonio

    One UTSA Circle
    San Antonio, TX  United States  78249
  • Principal Investigators:

    Souliman, Mena

  • Start Date: 20220401
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01844942
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Consortium of South-Central States (Tran-SET)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747106
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: May 9 2022 5:53AM