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Research Projects

Below are some of the center's most research projects.

  • Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), “Implementation of Unmanned Aerial Systems Using Close-range Photogrammetry Techniques (UAS-CRP) for Quantitative (Measuring) and Qualitative (Inspection) Tasks Related to Roadway Assets and Infrastructure,” $155,636, September 1, 2018 to February 28 2019, PI: Anand Puppala (On-going).
  • Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA), Houston. “UAV – Photogrammetry Studies on HCTRA Infrastructure Assets for Condition Assessment: Phase I.” $49,995, Oct 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019, PI: Anand Puppala (On-going).
  • NSF - Industry/Government Agency Funding Support for NSF IUCRC – CICI-UTA: From TxDOT, TRWD, City of Arlington, and Therma Foam, Total Support Funds - $130,000, Sep 2018 to Aug 2019, PI: Anand Puppala (Year 4 Industry Support Funds), (On-going).
  • TenCate – Geosynthetics, “Implementation and Monitoring of Pavement Section Using Water-Wicking Geotextile.” $140,000, PI: Anand Puppala, May 2018 to Dec 2020 (On-going).
  • Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), “Investigation to Develop Field Stabilization Methods to Mitigate Slope and Embankment Failures at Grayson County, Texas,” $149,827, July1 2018 to Jun 2020, PI: Anand Puppala (On-going).
  • NSF - Industry/Government Agency Funding Support for NSF IUCRC – CICI-UTA: From TxDOT, TRWD, City of Arlington, and Therma Foam, Total Support Funds - $130,000, Sep 2018 to Aug 2019, PI: Anand Puppala (Year 4 Industry Support Funds) (On-going).
  • Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), “Utilization of Geocells for Widening of Pavement Infrastructure with Limited Right of Way,” $359,300, Jan 2017 to Dec 2019, PI: Anand Puppala (On-going).
  • US DOT, University Transportation Center (UTC) Program, “Center for Transportation Equity Decisions and Dollars (C-TEDD).” $7M Total ($4.5M, UTA - Lead), Jan 2017 – Jan 2022, PI: Shima Hamedi, Co-PI: Anand Puppala and Several Others (On-going).
  • US DOT, University Transportation Center (UTC) Program, “Transportation Consortium of South Central States, TRAN-SET.” $12.5M Total ($1.5M, UTA – Co-PI; LSU – Lead University, 2017-2022, PI: Stefan Romanoschi, Anand Puppala, and Shih-Ho Chao (On-going).
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), “Expansion of CICI to add a site at UTA: Sustainable Utilization of Composites in Infrastructure Systems,” $325,000, April 2015 to March 2020, PI: Anand Puppala and Co-PI: Shih-ho Chao (On-going).
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