Develop a UAV Platform for Automated Bridge Inspection

Inspecting the health of bridges is important to maintain the operation of a road network while protecting public users’ safety. However, routinely inspecting numerous bridges in a state over a long time period by human is a labor-intense and costly task, or a dangerous task in some environments such as inspecting the underneath of a bridge spanning across a rushing river. This project seeks to develop an automated bridge inspection technology that can make the inspection process safer, more efficient and convenient. The focus of this research is to study the technical foundation of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) system capable of remotely inspecting bridges with sensors without interfering with road operation. The applicability of this technique will be validated by a prototype UAV system with field testing.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 26p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01675634
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MATC-MS&T: 295, 25-1121-0003-295
  • Created Date: Jul 10 2018 12:10PM