Automated Image Interpretation of Hazardous Material Transport Incidents

During the past ten years, on average there were nearly 16.5 thousands of hazardous material (hazmat) transport incidents per year resulting in $82 millions of damages. Prompt, accurate, objective assessment on hazmat incidents is important for the first-responders to take appropriate actions timely, which will reduce the damage of hazmat incidents and protect the safety of people and the environment. This multi-phase project aims to develop a method of processing and analyzing images captured by the crowdsourcing at incident scenes, which can aid the first-responders for hazmat incident assessment, decision-making, and reporting. The outcome of the project will be a component of a smart safety enhancement system that improves the responsiveness and effectiveness of emergency responders and hospitals in dealing with hazardous material transportation incidents.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $120000
    • Contract Numbers:

      69A3551747107

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Mid-America Transportation Center

      University of Nebraska-Lincoln
      2200 Vine Street, PO Box 830851
      Lincoln, NE  United States  68583-0851

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Mid-America Transportation Center

      University of Nebraska-Lincoln
      2200 Vine Street, PO Box 830851
      Lincoln, NE  United States  68583-0851
    • Performing Organizations:

      Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla

      Department of Engineering
      202 University Center
      Rolla, MO    65409
    • Principal Investigators:

      Yin, Zhaozheng

    • Start Date: 20170801
    • Expected Completion Date: 20181204
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01660010
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Mid-America Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747107
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Feb 13 2018 2:54PM