Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) Systems for Bridge Inspection

Florida Atlantic University (FAU) will conduct a background study to: identify which Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) on­-water bridge inspection needs and requirements might be satisfied through use of Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV)-based systems; assess the current capabilities of USVs to determine how they may be most effectively used for bridge inspection; and provide recommendations to the FDOT Transportation Statistics Office and the FDOT Maintenance Office for how USVs can be best used to conduct, or assist, bridge inspections.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $194500.00
    • Contract Numbers:

      BDV27 977-07

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      605 Suwannee Street
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Project Managers:

      Kerr, Richard

      Hutchinson, Ed

    • Performing Organizations:

      Florida Atlantic University

      101 N. Beach Rd. ST240
      Dania Beach, FL  United States  33004-3023
    • Principal Investigators:

      Ellenrieder, Karl

    • Start Date: 20150528
    • Expected Completion Date: 20160630
    • Actual Completion Date: 20160912
    • Source Data: RiP Project 39751

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01565592
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BDV27 977-07
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jun 2 2015 1:00AM