Low-Cost, Full-Field Tool for In-Ditch Deformation Measurement

Intelligent Optical Systems (IOS) will develop a unique structured light-based pipe profiling tool that can be used to comprehensively map and characterize pipeline damage. IOS will engage Blade Energy Partners to objectively compare the new IOS profiling technology with a profiling tool recently evaluated by Blade for Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI). IOS will generate advanced image processing software and apply it to data from both tools to enhance their usefulness for comprehensive damage assessment. Finally, IOS will test the profiling tool on a set of damaged samples provided by PRCI. Blade will process the data to calculate the strain field, and these results will be compared with the results of testing on the same samples using a 3-D laser profiling tool.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $149999.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

    U.S. Department of Transportation
    East Building, 2nd Floor 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Merritt, James

  • Performing Organizations:

    Intelligent Optical Systems, Incorporated (IOS)

    2520 West 237th Street
    Torrance, CA  United States  90505
  • Principal Investigators:

    Klein, Marvin

  • Start Date: 20110630
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20111231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 35466

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01494918
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT57-11-C-10022
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Oct 3 2013 1:00AM