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Research project RISKMON (EN)

Vienna, December 2019:

RISKMON has investigated the conception, implementation and integration of partially automated inspections of civil structures, natural hazards, existing routes and unusual events using unmanned aerial vehicle systems (UAV) and sensors for ÖBB, ASFINAG & BMVIT.

Pressetermin RISKMON
Presentation of RISKMON with managing directors from ÖBB, ASFINAG, and Bladescape

Project title

RISKMON – Structural inspection and RISK-MONitoring with Industrial Drones (UAS/UAV)




Research project (FFG-Call VIF2016)


September 2017 to November 2019


Bladescape (KMU), IQSOFT (KMU), BOKU-IKI (Universität) with project application development and scientific project management

Project goals

RISKMON researches the conception, implementation and integration of partially automated inspections using unmanned aerial vehicle systems and sensors (UAS)

  • civil structures: Inventory and condition assessment of bridges and retaining walls with drones and sensors for damage evaluation, visualization and system integration

  • natural hazards: condition assessment, preparation of measures and deployment (blasting) before / during / after natural hazards / mudflows / avalanches with integration, LCC analysis and recommendations for further use

  • track inspection: inventory and condition recording as well as change detection and approval on routes of the ÖBB and ASFINAG with integration of existing systems as well as GIS and application recommendation

  • Extraordinary events: Clarification and danger prevention in the event of unusual events on existing routes, locations, accident areas with identification and integration into hazard plans


Development and application of innovative solutions for the efficient acquisition, digitization and management of the transport infrastructure with UAS

  • Improved condition survey and documentation for predictive maintenance

  • Exact repeatability for quantitative analysis of changes in condition

  • Clearly structured data management in existing systems for rapid availability

  • Maximize security and availability of infrastructure assets

  • Maximum safety in the event of natural hazards and poor accessibility

  • Increased efficiency by optimizing the use of resources and the lifespan

  • Specific applications and use cases with a step-by-step implementation

  • Application-specific device settings (UAS, sensors) and flight planning

  • Formats and instruments for data analysis and data analysis

  • Comprehensive concept for digitization & integration in existing systems

  • Recommendations for organizational framework conditions for the implementation

  • Presentation of specific research needs and development potential

  • Allows cost savings in inspection and choice of measures

Projektlink RISKMON with final report at FFG:

Projektlink Infothek BMVIT:


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