UMaine researcher participates in TIDC study on monitoring bridges with drones

Eric Landis, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Maine, partnered with researchers at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and the University of Vermont, who are all a part of the Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center (TIDC), for a project entitled “Advanced Sensing Technologies for Practical UAV-Based Condition Assessment” 

Their work, titled “Bridge deck underside evaluation with contacting and noncontacting UAS-mounted sensors,” presents a revolutionary new way to inspect bridges using Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) or drones to inspect the undersides of bridges. The research was presented at the 2023 SPIE Smart Structures + Nondestructive Evaluation conference in Long Beach, California.

Read more on the TIDC website.