Timely repairs of pavement defects are essential in protecting both public road and highway systems. Identification of pavement distresses is necessary for planning pavement repairs. This has previously been performed by engineers surveying the roadways visually in the field. As drone usage has progressed, it has become clear that drones are a valuable tool to enhance visual documentation, improve project communication, and provide various data for processing. The use of drone technology has improved both the speed and accuracy of capturing data. Available software has allowed the data to be processed and analyzed in an office environment. This report summarizes the use of drone technology for pavement evaluation for three case studies. Results from this study can be used to deepen understanding of drone use in the process of data gathering for timely repairs for transportation infrastructure.
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Drones, Pilot requirements, Pavement condition survey, Pavement evaluation, Photogrammetry
Construction Engineering and Management | Transportation | Transportation Engineering
Lerose Lane and DingXin Cheng. "Pavement Condition Survey using Drone Technology" Mineta Transportation Institute Publications (2023). https://doi.org/10.31979/mti.2023.2202