Roadsoft is a commercially-available transportation asset management software developed at Michigan Technological University in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Transportation. The software is used by over 400 transportation agencies within and outside Michigan for managing pavements and other roadway assets. The data elements collected by the URCI method are ideal for integration with DSS. The URCI method provides severity and extent data on the six cardinal unpaved road distresses as well as providing a combined overall condition index. The URCI method also provides guidance criteria for maintenance alternatives based on the presence and severity of specific distresses.
Many local agencies with extensive unpaved road systems do not have the personnel and means to do formal assessment of their roads. This technology can provide rapid, basic assessment of road surface condition, basic geometry and roadside safety for asset management purposes.
Ken Skorseth, SDLTAP Program Manager and lead author of the FHWA Gravel Roads Manual. -
Has 20 years of experience in applying remote sensing and GIS to a variety of critical issues.
Mr. Roussi has over 30 years of experience in signal and image processing applied to the exploitation of radar and optical remote sensing systems.
Dr. Colling takes the primary role in ground truth comparison and the development of methods to utilize remote sensing data for “on-the-ground” management of unpaved roads.
Dr. Burns has over 25 years of experience in the development, analysis and exploitation of microwave and optical remote sensing systems, and has extensive expertise in the areas of electromagnetic analysis, radar applications, simulation and measurements, and signal and image processing.
Mr. Garbarino has over 25 years of experience working with computers in all aspects, and applying those computers to scientific problems, with an emphasis on signal processing, sensor phenomenology, and image exploitation.
Rick has extensive experience applying remote sensing and GIS to a variety of applications.