Raising Standards | Saving Lives
Early warning systems are essential for disaster prevention. To minimize disruption and delays to critical supply chains, it is important to detect any deterioration in transport system infrastructure.
The main points of the worldwide arterial transportation network that links the land, inland waterway, and maritime worlds are ports and harbors. In-situ engineers use non-destructive visual inspection to monitor the structural state of the intermodal network of road and rail bridges, ships, and port facilities. For camera inspection data collection, Service Oriented Architecture (?) methods use manually piloted Urban Air System.
The RAPID project will combine and advance drone technologies to provide a completely automated and safe maintenance inspection service for bridges, ship hull surveys, and other applications. Specifically, the service will combine self-sailing unmanned surface vehicles with autonomous unmanned aerial systems. The aim is to reduce the time and cost of structural condition monitoring of maritime transport infrastructures such as material-handling equipment, cargo and passenger ships, and bridges. RAPID’s new system will also assist the prioritizing of safer transport infrastructure.
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The Project Concept
The RAPID project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N°861211