Multilevel Adaptive Remote Sensing System

Sponsor: US DOT, Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA)

This program aims at significantly advancing the ability to develop smarter, more efficient and more reliable commercial remote sensing and spatial information (CRS&SI) technology products applicable to bridge scour monitoring. The framework integrates remote sensing and wireless technology for scour monitoring, adaptive information processing, prognosis and decision support systems (DSS) to provide valuable scour data, which is currently unavailable. Features from sensors and Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) are combined to obtain three-dimensional (3D) information about scour, necessary for detection and prognosis of structurally deficient bridges. The adaptive detection approaches provide continuous and near real-time monitoring capability, while the improved DSS significantly reduces the amount of data required for processing by DOT personnel.