Developing a Plan for Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Traffic Operations Applications in Virginia

Currently, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is using unmanned aerial systems (UASs) in a variety of applications that support the construction, maintenance, and operation of Virginia's highway system. VDOT would like to expand the use of UASs in traffic operations but significant technical, regulatory, and operational issues must first be addressed. A list of potential UAS applications related to operations will be developed and their viability for near-term deployment in Virginia will be evaluated. In addition, several pilot demonstrations of those applications that are considered to be most relevant to VDOT's needs - without duplicating existing work - will be conducted. Finally, a plan for how to integrate the most promising UAS applications within VDOT operations will be developed.

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    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $249171
    • Contract Numbers:

      116038

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Virginia Transportation Research Council

      530 Edgemont Road
      Charlottesville, VA  United States  22903
    • Managing Organizations:

      Virginia Transportation Research Council

      530 Edgemont Road
      Charlottesville, VA  United States  22903
    • Project Managers:

      Goodall, Noah

    • Performing Organizations:

      Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

      3500 Transportation Research Plaza
      Blacksburg, Virginia  United States  24061

      North Carolina A&T State University

      1601 E. Market Street
      Greensboro, NC  United States  27411
    • Principal Investigators:

      Alden, Andrew

      Coggin, John

      Park, John (Hyoshin)

    • Start Date: 20190801
    • Expected Completion Date: 20210430
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01712493
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Virginia Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 116038
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jul 25 2019 11:13AM