Determining the Feasibility of an AHTD Mobile LiDAR System

Mobile Light Detection And Ranging (LIDAR), combines three-dimensional (3-D) laser scanning, global positioning system (GPS), inertial measurement and video technologies to collect highly accurate data quickly, efficiently and cost effectively. Multiple scanners are mounted on an SUV, a rail truck or a survey vessel. These scanners collect dense and accurate 360-degree data while the vehicle travels at posted speeds. The datasets can be repeatedly mined for information for a variety of transportation applications including: clearances, asset location, inventory, slope stability, and many more. Currently Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) uses conventional surveying techniques, as well as aerial photography to acquire their maps and datasets. In some instances the department has utilized Static LIDAR scanners to generate models of bridges and other highway structures. The aforementioned techniques can be very time consuming and potentially dangerous. Mobile LIDAR offers a quicker, safer way to collect the same data, in some cases even better data.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Programmed
    • Funding: $33260
    • Contract Numbers:

      TRC1601

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department

      Planning and Research Division, P.O. Box 2261
      Little Rock, AR  United States  72203
    • Performing Organizations:

      Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department

      Planning and Research Division, P.O. Box 2261
      Little Rock, AR  United States  72203
    • Principal Investigators:

      Dailey, Chris

    • Start Date: 20160701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20161231
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01580479
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department
    • Contract Numbers: TRC1601
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Nov 5 2015 4:53PM