UAV Fleet in Bridge Management Systems
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  • Release Date: 2022-04-26
  • BMS
  • co-simulation
  • GNSS denied
  • BIM
  • BrIM
  • IFC
  • GIS
  • digital twin
  • NMPC
  • UAV
  • UAV swarm
Video Introduction

This video is adapted from 10.3390/rs14081858

Traditional methodologies for precise inspection of bridges (pavement, beams, column cap, column, joints and inside box girder, etc.) with By-bridge equipment, Aerial Work Platform (AWP) or via ropes have several limits that can be overcome by using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). The constant development in this field allows us to go beyond the manual control and the use of a single UAV. In the context of inspection rules, this research provides new inputs to the multilevel approach used today and to the methods of structural inspection with drones. Today, UAV-based inspections are limited by manual and/or semi-automatic control with many restrictions on trajectory settings, especially for areas of difficult access with Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) denied that still require the intervention of a human operator. 

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Filice, A.; Fedele, G.; Natalizio, E. UAV Fleet in Bridge Management Systems. Encyclopedia. Available online: (accessed on 20 April 2024).
Filice A, Fedele G, Natalizio E. UAV Fleet in Bridge Management Systems. Encyclopedia. Available at: Accessed April 20, 2024.
Filice, Anselmo, Giuseppe Fedele, Enrico Natalizio. "UAV Fleet in Bridge Management Systems" Encyclopedia, (accessed April 20, 2024).
Filice, A., Fedele, G., & Natalizio, E. (2022, April 26). UAV Fleet in Bridge Management Systems. In Encyclopedia.
Filice, Anselmo, et al. "UAV Fleet in Bridge Management Systems." Encyclopedia. Web. 26 April, 2022.