Intelligent Sidewalk De-Icing and Pre-Treatment with Connected Campus Maintenance Vehicles

Intelligent Sidewalk De-Icing and Pre-Treatment with Connected Campus Maintenance Vehicles

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Darcy Bullock
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Principal Investigator(s):

Darcy Bullock, Lyles Family Professor of Civil Engineering – Purdue University
Director – Joint Transportation Research Program
Co-Chair – Purdue Engineering Initiative in Autonomous and Connected Systems

Project Abstract:
Develop an automated system for precision application of de-icing chemicals on campus and urban sidewalks that will reduce excessive chemical application and will result in less environmental impact, reduced infrastructure aging, and cost savings. The development platform will be a small electric vehicle to provide students the opportunity to have a hands-on development environment that can be safely used on campus without extensive coordination necessary for large commercial vehicles.

Research Thrust(s): Control & Operations, Enabling TechnologyModeling & Implementation

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