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NTIC

NETIVEI ISRAEL - NATIONAL TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE COMPANY LTD
Country: Israel
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  • Funder: EC Project Code: 294960
    Partners: IBDIM, KTI, NTIC, DNDI, VTI, FLERR
  • Funder: EC Project Code: 285343
    Partners: AIT, IFSTTAR, SIEMENS PLC, NTIC, TRL LIMITED, DSTA, INNOWATTECH, FUNDACION CIDAUT
  • Funder: EC Project Code: 618109
    Partners: NPRA, MINISTERIE VAN INFRASTRUCTUUR EN WATERSTAAT, Danish Road Directorate, MEDDE, FLERR, ANAS SPA, CDTI, TRC, TRV, ICERA...
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    Funder: EC Project Code: 687384
    Overall Budget: 3,584,850 EURFunder Contribution: 3,080,380 EUR
    Partners: University of Seville, EOAE, NTIC, TECNIC, CNR, FIAS, RISA, AIRBUS DS SAS, FLERR, AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS...

    The latest developments in low flying unmanned robots with arms and the associated fields of intelligent control, computer vision and sensors open the floor for robotic solutions, exploitable in the near term, in the field of inspection of difficult-toaccess areas of the civil infrastructure in general and bridges in particular. The latter infrastructure is ageing requiring inspection and assessment. Presently, bridge inspection is primarily done through visual observations by inspectors. It relies upon the inspector having access to bridge components via access equipment (ladders, rigging and scaffolds) and vehicular lifts (manlifts, bucket trucks and under-bridge inspection vehicles). This is uncomfortable and potentially dangerous for the inspectors, while it interferes with the traffic contributing to bottlenecks and congestion. The results of the inspection are used to structurally assess the bridge in a following step. AEROBI, driven by the bridge inspection industry, adapts and integrates recent research results in low flying unmanned robots with arms, intelligent control in robotics, computer vision and sensing, in an innovative, integrated, low flying, robotic system with a specialised multi-joint arm that will scan concrete beams and piers in a bridge for potential cracks on the surface or concrete swelling or spalling. In case the width of the above cracks exceeds given limits, it will measure distance between parallel cracks, while it will contact the bridge to non-destructively measure the depth of cracks and deformation. In case of concrete swelling or spalling it will also contact the bridge to non-destructively measure delamination and the diameter of the reinforcing steel bars. The above will provide input for a structural bridge assessment that will be automatically performed by the proposed robotic system. The latter system, which is expected to be exploitable in the short term, will be field evaluated and demonstrated at two actual bridges.

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    Funder: EC Project Code: 824269
    Overall Budget: 1,218,010 EURFunder Contribution: 1,204,010 EUR
    Partners: Danish Road Directorate, NPRA, FEDERAL MINISTRY FOR DIGITAL AND TRANSPORT, BMK, TRC, MINISTERIE VAN INFRASTRUCTUUR EN WATERSTAAT, FINNISH TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE AGENCY, IP, Ministerio de Transportes, Movilidad y Agenda Urbana, Ministerstwo Infrastruktury...

    infra4Dfuture will develop a demand-driven overarching strategy and coordination mechanism for the modernization of transport infrastructure including a shared strategic vision on future infrastructure capabilities and common pathways for innovation development and implementation. Facing a variety of emerging challenges, such as climate change, resilience, ageing infrastructure, maintenance, digitalisation, automation, energy and electrification, the National Transport Infrastructure Authorities (NTIA) have urgent requirements for infrastructure innovation. In view of the long cycle times in infrastructure management and the rapid mounting pressure from these challenges, there is a need for fast delivery of ready-to-implement, cost-effective innovative solutions matching the requirements of the NTIA that jointly build the TEN-T network. The infra4Dfuture consortium encompasses 20 partners from 17 countries, 19 of them being NTIA, joining forces to develop: • a strategic coordination mechanism aiming to deliver a concerted cooperation and collaboration across a portfolio of relevant European and national innovation programmes and initiatives; • a shared strategic vision on future infrastructure capabilities, each capability encompassing a series of innovation focus areas for innovation. infra4Dfuture is based on a sound and coherent consultation and dialogue process with relevant stakeholders. This process will be structured in a sequence of strategic, decision-making conferences and a supporting, tactical sequence of expert workshops and regional events. These will culminate in the founding of the infra4Dfuture Stakeholder Platform for Infrastructure Innovation and Implementation (ISPIII) at the TRA 2020. ISPIII will ensure a continuance of the coordination mechanism and shared vision beyond the duration of the action. Follow-up ISPIII events will take place at the consecutive biannual TRA conferences.