UTICA, N.Y. — Three professors from SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) will use grant funding to develop an efficient Internet of Things (IoT)-centered system to monitor the condition of asphalt in state roadways.
The Virginia Transportation Research Council (VTRC) awarded the funding, the school announced.
Korkut Bekiroglu, Ali Tekeoglu, and Jiayue Shen will use a total of $36,000 from the VTRC to develop their project, which is called, “IoT-Based Pavement Monitoring System.”
The SUNY Poly professors accepted the task after a VTRC employee and colleague visited the institution’s Utica campus in 2018 and explained the challenge the agency has faced as it monitors the asphalt in its statewide roads.
“The problem was every time they needed to collect data, they must drive every 20 miles, connect their computers to the sensors, and stay there for about one or two hours,” Bekiroglu said in SUNY Poly news release. “The proposed project will develop low-cost, web-based wireless structural monitoring systems that will allow the Virginia Department of Transportation to continuously monitor the structural performance of in-service pavements, and we are excited to work with them on this important project to address this critical need.”
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