Geotechnical Webinar

Start Date: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm


Dimitrios Zekkos
Kevin Franke

Title: The Use of Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Post-Disaster Geotechnical Reconnaissance

Abstract: The recent dramatic increase in interest in small unmanned aerial vehicles (sUAVs, or “drones”) has opened doors for new remote sensing opportunities for engineers and scientists. Many of these professionals are beginning to experiment with various applications due to the technology’s relative affordability, portability, and maneuverability. This webinar will summarize some early findings in applying sUAV technology coupled with optical and geophysical remote sensing methods for post‐disaster geotechnical reconnaissance. The webinar will describe many useful and practical issues related to the application of sUAV technology in post‐disaster geotechnical reconnaissance including: Available platforms and their advantages/disadvantages; Different types of sensors; Current sUAV regulations in the U.S. and internationally; Potential uses of sUAV‐based post‐disaster data; Example case studies; Lessons learned in using sUAVs for post‐disaster geotechnical reconnaissance.

The presenters are Dr. Kevin Franke from Brigham Young University and Dr. Dimitrios Zekkos from CEE.

To watch the webinar, please follow this link on the day of:‐18BV

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