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Updated 07/25/18

Day 2:Tuesday, July 31

Day 1: Monday, July 30
8:30-9:00 Introductions
9:00-9:45 UAS Basics for Transportation
Chris Parrish, OSU
9:45-10:15 UAS for Rockfall Site Monitoring
Michael Olsen, OSU
10:15-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-11:00 Lessons Learned from OSU PacTrans and ODOT UAS Projects
Chris Parrish and Chase Simpson, OSU
11:00-11:30 What’s all the buzz about? Operationalizing UAS at LA’s major transportation hubs
Adrienne Lindgren, WSP USA
11:30-12:00 Up and Under – On Using Drones for Bridge Inspection
Gary Licquia, senseFly
12:00-13:00 Lunch (catered)
13:00-13:30 OSU’s UAS research initiatives
Julie A. Adams, OSU
13:30-15:30 Drone flights (location TBD): mapping flight and inspection type flight with 2 aircraft
Chase Simpson, Richie Slocum, Chris Parrish, OSU
15:30-15:45 Overview of goals for Day 2
15:45 Adjorn
8:30-9:00 Structure from Motion (SfM) overview
Richie Slocum, OSU
9:00-10:30 SfM Processing: hands-on demo
Richie Slocum, Chase Simpson, Chris Parrish, OSU
10:30-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-11:15 ODOT’s UAS Programs
Christopher Glantz, Oregon Department of Transportation
11:15-12:00 State DOTs/Transportation agencies: updates on current UAS programs/activities
12:00-13:00 Lunch (catered)
13:00-14:45 Discussion: challenges, solutions and opportunities in UAS for transportation
Open discussion
14:45-15:00 Break
15:00-15:30 Next steps and collaboration opportunities
Open discussion
15:30 Adjorn

Topics we will explore include:

UAS applications in transportation:

  1. Bridge inspection
  2. Communication tower inspection
  3. Construction site monitoring
  4. Rockfall site monitoring
  5. Transportation network monitoring
  6. Others

How to initiate and manage a UAS program within an transportation agency/organization:

  1. Contracted vs. in-house acquisition
  2. Personnel training (e.g., Part 107 preparation, internal training, flight training)
  3. Aircraft and sensor selection
    • Aircraft types: multirotor vs. fixed wing, gas vs. electric, endurance, payload and other considerations
    • Flight management
    • Airspace analysis, project planning, flightlines
    • Sensors
      • Danger in focusing too much on the drones, and not enough on the sensors
      • Lidar, high-res RGB, video, multispectral, hyperspectral
      • Positioning
    • Data Storage Requirements
    • Beyond FAA regs: Privacy considerations, agency regs, state/local regs
    • Maintenance
    • Reporting

Demo Flights

Flights over OSU test sites using a variety of aircraft (some combination of those listed below) and sensors:

  • Lidar drone (s1000 + Velodyne Puck + OxTS direct georeferencing system)
  • S900
  • Mavic
  • senseFly albris

Hands-on in CCE computer lab

  • Open discussion of challenges and solutions
  • Open to all participants for either a formal presentation or just open discussion