Application of Three-Dimensional Laser Scanning for the Identification, Evaluation, and Management of Unstable Highway Slopes

This study will focus on the development and application of three-dimensional terrestrial LIDAR (Light Detecting And Ranging) technology for geotechnical applications affecting the construction and maintenance of highways. The objectives include:( a) Using three-dimensional information from a LIDAR survey to estimate dimensions and volumes at a site;( b) Using LIDAR surveys for rock mass site characterization; c) Using successive LIDAR scans along with "change detection" algorithms to determine the location and rates of rockfall events at a site.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $240000
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    New York State Department of Transportation

    50 Wolf Road
    Albany, NY  United States  12232

    Tennessee Department of Transportation

    James K. Polk Building
    Fifth and Deaderick Street
    Nashville, TN  United States  37243-0349

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483

    Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

    Keystone Building
    400 North Street
    Harrisburg, PA  United States  17120

    New Hampshire Department of Transportation

    John O. Morton Building
    P.O. Box 483
    Concord, NH  United States  03302-0483

    California Department of Transportation

    1120 N Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814

    Colorado Department of Transportation

    4201 East Arkansas Avenue
    Denver, CO  United States  80222

    Arizona Department of Transportation

    206 South 17th Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ  United States  85007
  • Project Managers:

    Dimitroplos, Christ

  • Start Date: 20081212
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20101212
  • Source Data: RiP Project 29743

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01563750
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: TPF-5(166)
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 22 2015 1:02AM