PROJECT NUMBER: 18-3
PROJECT TITLE: Integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into Operations Conducted by State Departments of Transportation
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR(S) & UNIVERSITY(S): Jon Gustafson, WSP
AGREEMENT TERM: 4/16/2019 – 3/31/2021
ANTICIPATED COMPLETION: 3/31/2021
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- Provide guidance to New England DOTs regarding best practices when incorporating UAS into daily operations.
- The research will focus on the following: (1) exploring UAS applications in order to support state DOT missions and identify those most suitable for specific (or categorical) DOT operational missions; (2) identification of up-to-date technologies and support systems that are necessary in order to accomplish the selected use-cases; (3) addressing challenges associated with the implementation and integration of UAS technologies and FAA rules and regulations; (4) developing processes to carry out selected UAS applications.
REPORTS/PAPERS PUBLISHED, PRESENTATIONS MADE RELATING TO THIS PROJECT FROM THE START OF THE PROJECT: None thus far.
QUARTERLY PROGRESS REPORTS:
TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Chairperson Emily Parkany: Vermont Agency of Transportation
TAC Chair: Jeffrey DeCarlo, Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Pamela Cotter: Rhode Island Department of Transportation
Carol L. Niewola: New Hampshire Department of Transportation
Matt Philbrick: Maine Department of Transportation
Amy E. Stula: Connecticut Department of Transportation
David Tillberg: Vermont Agency of Transportation