Virtual Tour (VT), Informational Modeling (IM), and Augmented Reality (AR) for Visual Inspections (VI) and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM)

Existing infrastructure in the U.S. is deteriorating; the symptoms of overdue maintenance and under investment are ever-present in U.S. society. To ensure the safety of existing infrastructure, on-site life-time inspections and monitoring are required. While these methods yield a great deal of raw and analyzed data, current methods can lead to mismanagement of infrastructure resources. New technologies such as virtual and augmented reality, combined with informational modeling, have a great potential to overcome this issue. The objective of this work is to create a method and associated software for integrating, documenting, accessing, and visualizing lifetime inspections and monitoring data and metadata of infrastructure using virtual tours (VT), informational modeling (IM), and augmented reality (AR). A practical outcome of the project will be a demonstration software that can be accessed on a mobile device, laptop, desk computer, virtual reality (VR) headset, or AR headset, depending on a user’s needs.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $150000
  • Contract Numbers:



  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

    Rutgers University
    100 Brett Road
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058

    Mistras Group

    195 Clarksville Road
    Princeton, NJ  United States  08550

    New Jersey Department of Transportation

    1035 Parkway Avenue
    Trenton, NJ  United States  08625
  • Project Managers:

    Szary, Patrick

    Gostautas, Richard

    Reddy, Mula

  • Performing Organizations:

    Princeton University

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Princeton, NJ  United States  08450
  • Principal Investigators:

    Glisic, Branko

  • Start Date: 20180901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200131
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01702278
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551847102, CAIT-UTC-REG13
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Apr 19 2019 6:14PM