Development of UAV-Based Remote Sensing Capabilities for Highway Applications

Researchers from West Virginia University (WVU) have successfully demonstrated that a low-cost, remotely controlled (R/C) aircraft can provide a stable aerial platform with the potential to aid transportation professionals in a variety of research and applied uses.

The small unmanned air vehicle (UAV) acquires high-resolution images that could be used in work zone management, traffic congestion, safety, and environmental impact studies. Compared to fixed-position ground sensors, airborne sensors offer mobility and measurements from multiple perspectives. Additionally, UAVs can be used to perform missions within hazardous environments without endangering the operators.

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Source: sUAS News

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