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Over the last decade, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have been used for monitoring con-struction and operation of civil infrastructure, as well as industrial facilities and power plants. Their operational simplicity along with time-and-cost-related benefits have already rendered them attractive for structural sur-veying. Nevertheless, the field of UAV research currently lacks a targeted employment of UAVs for Structural Integrity Management (SIM) and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM). This paper provides an overview about actual developments of UAV technologies, breakthroughs in sensor technologies, SHM and Value of Infor-mation analysis, the latter being oriented to facilitate an efficiency assessment of precision and cost dependent information. Relevant literature, as well as research and industrial projects, integrating UAVs and SHM are described and assessed, while monitoring strategies, advanced technologies and related algorithms are dis-cussed with a view to achieving increased Value of UAV-based SHM Information.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||Sixth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering - Ghent, Belgium|
Duration: 28 Oct 2018 → 31 Oct 2018
Conference number: 6
|Conference||Sixth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering|
|Period||28/10/2018 → 31/10/2018|
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