UAS Applications for Bureau of Reclamation Operations

Project ID: 8120
Principal Investigator: Matthew Klein
Research Topic: Condition Assessment
Funded Fiscal Years: 2018 and 2019
Keywords: None

Research Question

What are the possible applications of UAS for Reclamation practices? While UAS experts have compiled a list of possible uses for UAS at Reclamation based on their background and experience, there are likely many other uses that have not been considered yet.

Need and Benefit

UAS technology has recently been adopted by Reclamation because if its many features that can benefit Reclamation. Practitioners have come up with several areas where it offers great promise to improve Reclamation practices by improving data collection, reducing cost, and increasing safety. However, there are possible many other areas that have not been considered where UAS could offer the same benefits. This program aims to develop a comprehensive list of potential UAS applications that would serve as a guideline for future funding decisions. By compiling such a list, better funding decision can be made and could lead to wider spread UAS use, improving Reclamation practices.

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Last Updated: 4/4/17