Current methods of assessing the condition of airport pavement and infrastructure typically require restricting access or use, closing, and/or using expensive assessment methods or tools. Technology integrated into most mobile phones (gyroscopes, accelerometers, cameras, etc.) can be used to automatically collect and wirelessly transmit infrastructure-related data to a central database providing real-time tracking of pavement and infrastructure condition. The potential of mega-data collected at low cost and effort would provide deeper insights about state of condition as well as data driven preventive maintenance.
Idea No. 220