Mobile Hybrid LiDAR & Infrared Sensing for Natural Gas Pipeline Monitoring

This research project pursues three objectives: (1) develop a mobile mapping platform that harnesses commercially available remote sensing technologies to provide new remote sensing capabilities for pipeline risk assessment; (2) develop a point cloud and infrared imagery analysis system that semi-automates extraction of data from remote sensing systems to detect changes and anomalies in the built environment that could indicate threats to pipelines; and (3) develop Geographic information System (GIS) based pipeline risk assessment tools to identify high risk pipe segments to prioritize repair and restoration activities. The approach of starting with data collection and ending with actionable information for decision makers will provide a complete solution that can be readily implemented by stakeholders in pipeline safety.


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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01550051
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: RITARS-14-H-RUT
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 16 2015 1:00AM