The Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems to Increase Safety and Decrease Costs of Transportation Projects and/or Related Tasks

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) technology would be tested for capability and reliability on a New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) project along with the current practices. The UAS would be equipped appropriately for the specific project task assigned and complete its tasks in parallel with current practices. The current method is then compared to the UAS method with the analysis focusing on costs, safety, time, practicality, and efficiency. The purpose of the analysis would be to vet the cost benefit, data security, and human safety aspects of transportation projects


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $85,000
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    New Hampshire Department of Transportation

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

    Scholz, Ann

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Vermont, Burlington

    Spatial Analysis Lab
    81 Carrigan Drive
    Burlington, VT  United States  05405
  • Principal Investigators:

    O'Neil-Dunne, Jarlath

  • Start Date: 20161001
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190331
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01601819
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: New Hampshire Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 26962J
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 10 2016 2:53PM