Elephant Butte Dam UAS Inspection and Analysis

Project ID: 1817
Principal Investigator: Matthew Klein
Research Topic: Condition Assessment
Funded Fiscal Years: 2018
Keywords: None

Research Question

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.

Contributing Partners

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Research Products

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, 47.3MB)
By Matthew Klein
Research Product completed on September 30, 2018

This research product summarizes the research results and potential application to Reclamation's mission.

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