Technology & Tools

CAIT-UTC-REG1

The primary goal of this study is to help transportation stakeholders achieve better understanding of the usefulness of augmented reality (AR) technologies and encourage wider acceptance of AR in life-cycle management of transportation infrastructure systems through literature synthesis, technology evaluation,…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019
CAIT-UTC-REG10

The intended activities of the project are to:

  • Conduct comprehensive review of the existing ITS system architecture and implementation in New Jersey
  • Document the best practices in ITS system architecture practices in the country, which support transition to connected  and electric vehicles
IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019
CAIT-UTC-REG13

Existing infrastructure in the U.S. is deteriorating; the symptoms of overdue maintenance and under investment are ever-present in our society. To ensure the safety of existing infrastructure, on-site life-time inspections and monitoring are required. While these methods yield a great deal of raw and analyzed data, curre…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019
CAIT-UTC-REG21

The purpose of this project is to explore and document both positive impacts autonomous vehicle (AV) transportation, aka a self-driving car, could have on persons with a broad array of disabilities and other transportation issues, as well as challenges that may hinder their successful usage of this revolutionary technolo…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019
CAIT-UTC-REG23

The primary goal of this proposal is to establish the pilot Smart Intersection Mobility (SIMO) testbed in downtown New Brunswick. The testbed will be equipped with AV-grade LiDAR and computer vision sensors to collect real-time vehicle, pedestrian, and infrastructure change data. Data sharing and testing platforms will b…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019
CAIT-UTC-REG7

The primary goal of this project is to develop a new sample-to-answer, in-situ micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) probe that can rapidly determine hot-spot locations of metal contamination and what areas do or do not require dredging. This tool could make the resource management process significantly more…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019
CAIT-UTC-REG9

Robots are emerging force in some of the most challenging working environments. Whether they are flying drones or climbing robots, rigid machinery systems or soft robots made from flexible organic materials, their mix of mobility, strength, and configurability poises them to revolutionize the field of infrastructure main…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019
CAIT-UTC-NC58

The objective of the study is to develop a working prototype of a micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) device for the real-time, in-situ quantification of metals concentrations in marine sediments. Initially, the field version will be a battery powered, hand held probe that can be pushed into the sediment in relativel…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2017/2018
CAIT-UTC-NC61

The Manhattan Bridge is 6,855 feet long, spanning the East River and connecting the island of Manhattan to Brooklyn. It is subjected to repeated dynamic loads, especially by the transit system trains with the average daily traffic of 1,000 trains per day. As a result of repeated loads, especially those by the …

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2017/2018
CAIT-UTC-NC48

One of the most important aspects of a prestressed concrete structure is the distribution of the prestressing force along the structure, both at transfer and in the long term. Time-dependent prestress losses a…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2016/2017
CAIT-UTC-NC49

This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to inspect, inventory, and monitor interchange assets within New Jersey’s road network. The team will use UAS to collect video and photographic data to do preliminary inspections on multiple components of the interchange, including s…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2016/2017
RITARS-14-H-RUT

The natural gas distribution system in the United States has 1.2 million miles of mains and about 65 million service lines (as of 2012). This distribution system, which consist of various material types, is subjected to various threats the impact of which differ depending on material, age, location, and operational funct…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2014/2015
255/269-RU2531/3599

The primary objective of the Rutgers Pavement Resource Program (PRP) is to utilize the extensive laboratory and field pavement testing equipment and staff expertise of the Pavement Resource Program in all aspects of Pavement Engineering to assist the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Pavement and Drainage Manag…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2010/2011
260-RU3071

This report discusses the application of Tensar geogrids as the reinforcement elements in the construction of mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls on the Route 22 over Conrail and Liberty Avenue bridge replacement project in Hillside, NJ (Union County). As this is a relatively new product to the New Jersey Departmen…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2010/2011
FHWA-NJ-2016-005

Given the importance of overcoming the challenges associated with aging and deteriorating bridges, and the need for a full-scale proving ground for evaluation of new and advanced materials and devices, CAIT has procured full-scale load testing equipment. The Heavy Vehicle Load Simulator for Bridge Deck Testing…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2010/2011
FHWA-NJ-2016-005

Given the importance of overcoming the challenges associated with aging and deteriorating bridges, and the need for a full-scale proving ground for evaluation of new and advanced materials and devices, CAIT has procured full-scale load testing equipment. The Heavy Vehicle Load Simulator for Bridge Deck Testing…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2010/2011
254-RU2449

The objective of The Effect of Warm Mix Asphalt on RAP in HMA project, is to determine whether recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) can be used at typical and higher percentages in warm mix asphalt (WMA). The goal with warm mix asphalt is to produce mixtures with similar strength, durability, and performance characteristics a…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2009/2010
UVM RU2757

The main objective of the conducted research was to evaluate 3D-Radar GPR in bridge deck condition assessment and imaging, with an emphasis on detection and characterization of corrosion induced bridge deck delamination. A broader objective of the study was to provide data for comparative evaluation of the performance of…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2006/2007
166 RU9309

Center for Advanced Transportation Infrastructure (CAIT) of Rutgers University is mandated to conduct ground penetrating radar (GPR) surveys to update NJDOT’s pavement management system with GPR-measured pavement layer thicknesses.

Based on the review of the GPR data currently in the pavement management system, …

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2005/2006