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
  • Project Managers:

    Stearns, Amy

  • 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
  • Source Data: RiP Project 91994-14

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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