Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Bridge Inspection and 3d Image Reconstruction – Phase 1

This project will assess the current state of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) bridge inspection, identify challenges and shortcomings then propose and/or develop solutions. Protocol for UAV image collection will be defined. Safe navigation will be proven in a controlled environment. Bridge inspection will be used with defined protocols and will be compared to human inspection. Implementation of UAV bridge inspection will be recommended based on findings.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $45,725.00
    • Contract Numbers:

      RP 256

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Idaho Transportation Department

      P.O. Box 7129, 3311 West State Street
      Boise, ID  United States  83707-1129
    • Project Managers:

      Gorley, Dan

    • Performing Organizations:

      Utah State University, Logan

      Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
      Logan, UT  United States  84332
    • Principal Investigators:

      Maguire, Marc

    • Start Date: 20160108
    • Expected Completion Date: 20170228
    • Actual Completion Date: 20170801

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01596609
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Idaho Transportation Department
    • Contract Numbers: RP 256
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Apr 21 2016 2:57PM