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NDSU Researchers Present at International Society for Optics and Photonics Conference

Posted: Mar 21, 2018

NDSU researchers Ying Huang, Pan Lu and Raj BridgelallNDSU researchers Ying Huang, Pan Lu and Raj Bridgelall presented their paper, "Road sensor network for smart city applications," at the Conference on Nondestructive Characterization and Monitoring of Advanced Materials, Aerospace, Civil Infrastructure and Transportation. The event was organized by SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics, and held in Denver, March 5-8.

Smart cities will integrate diverse sets of information and communication technologies to monitor infrastructure condition, security, safety, service quality, and efficiencies as the number of autonomous vehicles continues to grow. The researchers are developing a system of sensors that would be embedded in roads and bridges to provide real-time traffic and road condition information such as traffic volume, speed, traffic density and other factors. They are also developing algorithms to process the sensor information to provide information for autonomous vehicles as well as warnings and updates for drivers.

Ying Huang is an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering. Lu and Bridgelall are assistant professors of transportation and logistics. The research is supported by the Mountain-Plains Consortium.

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