Transportation Infrastructure Asset Monitoring through the Industrial Internet-of-Things

With Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) managed assets being so numerous and at different stages in their life-cycles, having a means of monitoring critical infrastructure assets would be highly valued. Being able to access life-cycle data for different types of construction (bridges or pavement) could aid in better understanding of proactive and cost saving maintenance schedules along with determining life-cycle cost analyses for various assets. The Industrial Internet-of-Things (IIoT) is the name given to interconnected computing devices, sensors, instruments and other technology that collects data or information at a prescribed interval of time and transmits that information over existing communications infrastructure. This project consists of two independent phases. Phase 1 investigates what sensors and capabilities are currently market ready and how they could benefit the Department. If the results from Phase 1 address Department needs and demonstrate intrinsic value, Phase 2 will further explore the findings of Phase 1 and begin implementation through installation, monitoring of assets and analysis of data.