A comprehensive matrix of unmanned aerial systems requirements for potential applications within a department of transportation

Ebrahim P. Karan, Claus Christmann, Masoud Gheisari, Javier Irizarry, Eric Johnson

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Abstract

The continuous improvement in the function and performance of unmanned aerial systems (UASs) promotes the need for specific research to integrate this leading-edge technology into various applications across Departments of Transportation (DOTs). DOTs of several states have started looking into using UAS technology for different purposes from tracking highway construction projects and performing structure inventories to road maintenance and monitoring roadside environmental conditions, as well as many other traffic management or safety issues, albeit individually focusing on specific usage scenarios. This study investigates various divisions and offices within a Department of Transportation to determine the operational requirements for UAS usage in specific divisions that have the potential to implement this technology to aid and supplement their daily operations. Through a series of interviews with subject matter experts at the management and operational levels, a matrix of user requirements for tasks that have the potential to use UAS was developed. This matrix is mapped to a UAS technical matrix that embeds the technological and technical requirements for development of a potential UAS. These matrices can be used by other DOTs for defining the design specifications for UAS that can fulfill their construction-related operational requirements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConstruction Research Congress 2014
Subtitle of host publicationConstruction in a Global Network - Proceedings of the 2014 Construction Research Congress
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages964-973
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780784413517
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2014 Construction Research Congress: Construction in a Global Network, CRC 2014 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: May 19 2014May 21 2014

Publication series

NameConstruction Research Congress 2014: Construction in a Global Network - Proceedings of the 2014 Construction Research Congress

Other

Other2014 Construction Research Congress: Construction in a Global Network, CRC 2014
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period5/19/145/21/14

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Building and Construction

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Karan, E. P., Christmann, C., Gheisari, M., Irizarry, J., & Johnson, E. (2014). A comprehensive matrix of unmanned aerial systems requirements for potential applications within a department of transportation. In Construction Research Congress 2014: Construction in a Global Network - Proceedings of the 2014 Construction Research Congress (pp. 964-973). (Construction Research Congress 2014: Construction in a Global Network - Proceedings of the 2014 Construction Research Congress). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784413517.0099