An autonomous UAS inspection platform for high-efficiency 3D pipeline/route modeling/change-detection and gas leak detection-localization

In this project, an autonomous unmanned aerial system (UAS) inspection platform is proposed to address these line-of-sight and complex 3D surface-follow issues. The developed platform can be used for inspecting both oil and gas pipelines and tanks.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • USDOT Research Hub DisplayID 157823


  • English


  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $250000
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

  • Managing Organizations:

    University of Nebraska, Lincoln

    Lincoln, NE  United States 
  • Project Managers:

    Zhou, Zhongquan

  • Start Date: 20190901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220901
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: Pipeline Safety
  • Subprogram: CAAP

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01867786
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 16 2022 2:15PM