This project looks at two types of movement: 1) movement due to loading and 2) movement due to ASR. The movements will be detected using a photogrammetry method that triangulates the position of each pixel from a collection of overlapping images taken by a digital camera to develop a 3D point cloud. The 3D point cloud can be exported into most of the popular CAD formats for further analysis. It is expected that the image resolution for crack detection will be between 1/8 and 1/4 inch. The geometric model resolution for difference modeling will be between 0.3 and 0.5 of the image resolution (between 0.0375 and 0.125 inch). At this point, the offset between the camera and the subject determines the final resolution. Due to limitations on the UAS and camera, a maximum offset of between 30 and 40 feet will be maintained. If additional equipment becomes available, this may be used to increase the resolution if necessary.
3D model generated from sUAS photography and photogrammetric software.