Karst Sinkhole Detecting and Mapping Using Airborne LiDAR

The focus of this study is to detect sinkhole hazards using airborne light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data. The premise is sinkholes, particularly those close to transportation infrastructure assets, could cause substantial damages to infrastructure assets. Hence, it is critical to be able to accurately and rapidly detect them. However, it is expensive, time-consuming, and labor-intensive to survey sinkholes using conventional ground observation methods. Therefore, this study aims to develop accurate and rapid airborne LiDAR-based sinkhole detection and mapping methods and transfer the technologies to transportation engineers for implementation and workforce development. This project will also identify best practices for implementation of a state-level sinkhole hazard management system (SHMS). In addition, a guidebook will be developed for airborne LiDAR-based sinkhole detection and mapping for professional education and training.

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $140000
    • Contract Numbers:

      18GTUNM01

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Transportation Consortium of South-Central States

      Louisiana State University
      Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70803
    • Project Managers:

      Bogus, Susan

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

      Department of Civil Engineering
      Albuquerque, NM  United States  87131-0001

      New Mexico Department of Transportation

      1120 Cerrillos Road
      P.O. Box 1149
      Sante Fe, NM  United States  87504-1149
    • Principal Investigators:

      Zhang, Su

      Bogus, Susan

      Baros, Shirley

    • Start Date: 20180315
    • Expected Completion Date: 20190915
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01664051
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Transportation Consortium of South-Central States
    • Contract Numbers: 18GTUNM01
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Mar 19 2018 4:57PM