Elephant Butte Dam UAS Inspection and Analysis
Can high resolution digital imagery collected via UAS be useful for condition assessment of large civil infrastructure?
Need and Benefit
Data collection requires significant resources. There is a need throughout Reclamation to increase data quality while reducing costs in order to manage and maintain its facilities. Major areas where the improvement to data collection methods using UAS include condition assessment and inspections, geologic mapping and monitoring and geographic information.
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Bureau of Reclamation Review
The following documents were reviewed by experts in fields relating to this project's study and findings. The results were determined to be achieved using valid means.
Elephant Butte Dam UAS Inspection and Analysis (final, PDF,
By Matthew Klein
Research Product completed on September 30, 2018