Seamless Vehicle and Bridge Monitoring for Transportation and Infrastructure Safety through a Wireless Internet-of-Things System – Phase I

The goal of this multi-phase project is to unite two traditionally separate vehicle and bridge monitoring communities for a comprehensive evaluation of transportation and infrastructure safety. To achieve this goal, this project aims to (1) develop and validate a standalone, wireless Internet-of-Things (IoT) vehicle and bridge monitoring system for both collision and overstress detection, (2) deploy and calibrate the IoT system at a highway bridge site with one type of representative trucks, (3) collect and store real-time traffic, meteorological, structural, and vehicle data, (4) cleanse and analyze heterogeneous data (numeric, image, audio, and video) through influence line analysis and machine learning for the extraction of features related to vehicle safety and infrastructure condition, and (5) develop and validate a visual mechanism to alert truck drivers as they drive underneath or across the highway bridge. The outcomes of this project are to mitigate collision-induced bridge damage, vehicle-related highway fatalities and injury rates through such an integrated vehicle and bridge monitoring in real time. To address the first and second objectives, the scope of Phase I project includes, but is not limited to, (a) literature survey on bridge-weigh-in-motion (BWIM) and load tests, (b) development of a laboratory testbed of vehicle monitoring and BWIM system, and (c) scale-up of the laboratory testbed for field installation and validation.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $271366
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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:

      Mid-America Transportation Center

      University of Nebraska-Lincoln
      2200 Vine Street, PO Box 830851
      Lincoln, NE  United States  68583-0851
    • Performing Organizations:

      Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla

      Department of Engineering
      202 University Center
      Rolla, MO    65409
    • Principal Investigators:

      Chen, Genda

    • Start Date: 20230601
    • Expected Completion Date: 20240731
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01908387
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Mid-America Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3552348307
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Feb 19 2024 4:28PM