Unmanned Aircraft System Assessments of Landslide Safety for Transportation Corridors

The proposed research addresses Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PACTRANS) research priority of using new data-driven technologies to improve the safety of transportation systems in the Northwest United States. Landslides pose significant threats to the safety of motorists throughout the mountainous terrain of the Pacific Northwest The research will advance landslide safety assessment for transportation corridors by capitalizing on recent advances in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and new low-cost Structure from Motion (SfM) photogrammetry techniques. The resulting improved hazard assessment techniques will facilitate cost-effective evaluation of landslide safety across the broadly distributed transportation networks of the Pacific Northwest.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Department of Transportation

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Cunningham, Keith

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Alaska, Fairbanks

      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
      Fairbanks, AK  United States  99775
    • Principal Investigators:

      Cunningham, Keith

    • Start Date: 20150116
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20160615
    • Source Data: RiP Project 39060

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01557903
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC40
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Mar 27 2015 1:00AM