Development of a Remote Sensing Network for Time-sensitive Detection of Fine Scale Damage to Transportation Infrastructure

The focus of this study is assessing damage to transportation infrastructure following a major hazard event. The premise is that some transportation infrastructure (such as bridges which impact transportation options) is so critical to saving human lives and supporting emergency response actions that near real-time information on the damage status of such infrastructure is essential and yet may be difficult to ascertain in a timely manor with conventional ground observations and sensor networks. This project seeks to develop and test a solution to this post-hazard information access challenge in the form of flexible, ready-to-deploy, time-sensitive remote sensing systems (TSRSS) based on a network of airborne platforms and digital cameras. The project will determine which transportation infrastructure types and damage are truly "critical" and maximum time to delivery and minimum information reliability requirements by work closely with and surveying transportation infrastructure managers. Time to delivery and reliability characteristics of the TSRSS will then be optimized and tested through simulation, tool development, and empirical testing, of the components of the ready to deploy end-to-end TSRSS.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $644250.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

    BAE Systems Inc.


    San Diego State University Department of Geography

    5500 Campanile Dr
    San Diego, CA  United States  92182-4493

    University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

    Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
    Albuquerque, NM  United States  87131
  • Principal Investigators:

    Walker, A. Stewart

    Walker, Martin

    Stow, Douglas A.

    Bogus-Halter, Susan

    Lippitt, Christopher D.

  • Start Date: 20140915
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20161214
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39470

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01569102
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
  • Contract Numbers: OASRTRS-14-H-UNM
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 1 2015 2:46AM