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CAIT-UTC-REG43

The primary goal of this proposal is to develop a pilot, proof-of-concept study in collaboration with the MTA to explore the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for analyzing infrastructure big data to predict track degradation and future condition.

The intended outcome of the project is a novel AI model for track…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2020/2021
CAIT-UTC-REG45

The primary goal of this proposal is the development of a digital twin for urban mobility, the Mobi-Twin platform, focusing on enabling the microscopic accurate modeling and simulation of Urban Mobility System of Systems with the emerging self-driving grade high-resolution 3D data. The proposed platform will use data col…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2020/2021
CAIT-UTC-REG46

The primary goal of this proposal is to develop machine-learning algorithms for driving behavior mining, using real-time vehicle, pedestrian, and infrastructure data. The proposed algorithms will improve our understanding of how people drive on both highways and urban roads, which will help monitor and maintain roadside …

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2020/2021
CAIT-UTC-REG47

The concept of digital twins is an enabler to address today’s infrastructure lifecycle management challenges, especially in this challenging era with the growing threats of pandemics, natural disasters, funding shortfalls, and social unrests. Digital twins support cost-effective ways of exploring what-if scenarios …

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2020/2021
CAIT-UTC-REG48

The main focus of the project is to establish a link between a physics-based corrosion model and condition rating assessments. This will empower the DOTs to rationally explore the long-term benefits of investments in innovative technologies, such as advanced materials and innovative construction methods. If the framework…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2020/2021
CAIT-UTC-REG49

The primary goal of this project is to research post-fire damage assessment of reinforced concrete tunnel liners and provide recommendations on damage assessment procedures for application in practice. The recommendations will cover the type of data to be collected after a fire event and how the data should be processed …

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2020/2021
CAIT-UTC-REG50

Leveraging recent advances in artificial intelligence, a novel signal processing technique will be developed to build a surrogate model for an accurate prediction of engineering demand parameters of interest (e.g., peak column drift ratio). The epistemic uncertainty of the surrogate model will be quantified and integrate…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2020/2021
CAIT-UTC-REG51

This project will lay the groundwork for the development of a real-time decision support system for transportation infrastructure management under a hurricane event. Beginning with a systematic review of current decision-making practices, this project will investigate hurricane impacts on the critical infrastructures and…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2020/2021
CAIT-UTC-REG52

The primary goal of this proposal is to develop a procedure that ensures proper LiDAR data collection focused on bridge deck surface geometry capturing for inspection and monitoring.

The intended outcome of the project is to help identify areas of possible early sources of deterioration of the bridge decks, allowi…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2020/2021
CAIT-UTC-REG53

The primary goal of this proposal is to develop and assess an innovative real-time proactive safety monitoring system based on the trajectory of road users (e.g., cars, pedestrians, and cyclists) collected by video cameras. The results of this project will provide a great opportunity for transportation agencies to rank a…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2020/2021
CAIT-UTC-REG54

The primary goal of this proposal is to address the challenging problem of automatic identification of helipads and landing sites using the machine and deep learning algorithms. This project’s deliverable is an AI-based system for the identification of helipads, heliports, and landing site infrastructure from satel…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2020/2021
CAIT-UTC-REG55

The primary goal of this proposal is to define and document JFK Cargo View requirements, evaluating the options and costs to acquire, develop, and manage the system, exploring potential business models to operate and monetize it, and establishing an implementation plan to develop and deploy it.

There is potential …

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2020/2021
CAIT-UTC-REG57

Transportation agencies have been rapidly deploying emerging concrete materials to improve the sustainability and durability of reinforced concrete infrastructure. This project will focus on the chloride penetration behavior of several novel concrete materials in comparison to baseline ordinary portland cement concrete m…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2020/2021
CAIT-UTC-REG58

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a worldwide issue for over a year now, and transit agencies are still struggling to find cost efficient solutions, which will provide improved rider safety and restore rider confidence. Airborne transmission of the virus has been identified as one of the primary modes through which COVID-19…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2020/2021
CAIT-UTC-REG59

The primary goal of this proposal is to develop a deeper understanding of the relative performance of a wide array of low-carbon concrete systems in environments where the concrete will be subjected to chlorides and other deicing salts. This goal will be met through the following objectives: 1. understand the chloride …

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2020/2021
CAIT-UTC-REG60

Concrete is responsible for about 8.6% of the world’s CO2 emissions, despite the production of concrete having a relatively low carbon intensity compared to other building materials. The excessive release of CO2 from concrete is due to the vast quantities of the material produced each year. The goal of the proposed wor…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2020/2021
CAIT-UTC-REG61

The main goal of this proposal is to develop a proof of concept (POC) for the Port Authority Engineering Department that will provide key stakeholders with improved access to and visualization of key infrastructure assets information (Wharves, retaining walls and bridges etc.).

The prototype application will provi…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2020/2021
CAIT-UTC-REG 22

The primary goal of this proposal is to develop a well-defined methodology to estimate the remaining strength of a suspension bridge cable that has been exposed to fire. The methodology will rely on a general purpose Finite Element code (ABAQUS) that is commercially available and widely used in the profession.

The…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019
CAIT-UTC-REG 24

The fundamental problem with the amounts of data collected by railroads is that they have generally lacked tools and the capability to analyze these data to develop predictive models to improve decisions regarding maintenance, operations and capital investments that improve safety, service and, ultimately, overall profit…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019
CAIT-UTC-REG 28

The primary goal of this proposal is to develop cost-effective standard open rib SOBD demonstrating similar performance as CRD.

The new design specifications for open rib SOBD to be developed in this study are expected to be incorporated into the AASHTO Bridge Design Specifications. Additional companion design gui…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019