Satellite Assessment and Monitoring for Pavement Management

To minimize obstruction to the traffic, this project aims to carry out investigation of the capability of remote sensing satellite data, including Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite data for use in advanced infrastructure monitoring, which is a tangible breakthrough in sensing technology allowing to assess pavement deformations with millimetric accuracy on single specific points. SAR is an efficient tool for evaluation of traffic and environmental impact on pavements and is based on the use of a time series of satellite radar images. By bringing the SAR dataset into a geographic information system (GIS) database, the research team is able to correlate average displacement velocities of SAR data points with respect to their proximity to mapped surface distresses, such as rutting, cracking, pot holes and eventually replace the cumbersome and inefficient periodic inspection-based infrastructure monitoring system with continuous SAR-based system


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $98890.00
  • Contract Numbers:



  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Advanced Infrastructure Design, Inc

    1 Crossroads Drive
    Hamilton, New Jersey  United States  08691

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Tabrizi, Kaz

    Szary, Patrick

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Delaware, Newark

    Department of Civil Engineering
    301 DuPont Hall
    Newark, DE  United States  19716
  • Principal Investigators:

    Faghri, Ardeshir

  • Start Date: 20140901
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20150831
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37206

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01537881
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC28, CAIT-UTC-NC4
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Sep 23 2014 1:00AM