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  1. 1. Smart and Secure Data Access forOn-Site Highway Maintenance and Construction Intelligent Cooperative Data Acquisition and Identification Dr. Martin Dudziak Parikh Advanced Systems, Inc. September, 1998
  2. 2. Presentation Outline System and Enterprise Issues IDEA (Intelligent Data Entry and Acquisition) Architecture Practical Implementation Scenario10/10/12 Parikh Advanced Systems, Inc. 2
  3. 3. Data Collection and Currency is more than a Network and Systems Performance Issue10/10/12 Parikh Advanced Systems, Inc. 3
  4. 4. Enterprise-Level Premises and Constraints Field-based operations and management vs. Centralized control structures Integration of Computer Technology with Nuts-and-Bolts Technology Must be oriented to more than the IT- proficient users of the departments and divisions10/10/12 Parikh Advanced Systems, Inc. 4
  5. 5. Platform Independence and Versatility “I need a hands-free PC for this job” “This is not the belt-pack wearable PC I used last week but it will do” “This job needs pictures and video and all we have is this serial-port camera interface” “I’m going to be in the field for all day and need a longer-life extra battery” “I can’t be bothered with a display panel; where’s the headset?”10/10/12 Parikh Advanced Systems, Inc. 5
  6. 6. Hands-free and Wearable - Why? Full-power for computing and communication Desktop capabilities for not much more $ Speech interface that fits Everyman Displays that fit the task - headset, flat-panel, flexi-wrap Expandable and modular10/10/12 Parikh Advanced Systems, Inc. 6
  7. 7. Two Exemplary ProductsViA II MENTIS10/10/12 Parikh Advanced Systems, Inc. 7
  8. 8. 3 Areas of Integration and Improvement Speech, Paper Notes, Sketches, and Vision Security and Simplicity of the SmartCard Assisted Intelligence & Intelligent Assistance10/10/12 Parikh Advanced Systems, Inc. 8
  9. 9. Generic Inventory-Oriented Data Collection Van-based Extra- Video vehicular Recording Video/Still Recording Location-Indexed Image/Loc Recs Interactive ID/Condition Resolution System Maintenance Database Entries10/10/12 Parikh Advanced Systems, Inc. 9
  10. 10. Early Version of IDEA -- Projected IDAAT Work Flow Field (Mobile) Base StationField Collection Units RDBMS DATA SERVER 10/10/12 Parikh Advanced Systems, Inc. 10
  11. 11. Projected IDAAT Data Flow (cont.) GIS, Inventory, Maintenance, Financial, Planning Databases and Decision Field (Mobile) Support Collection Unit Field (Mobile) Base Station Systems Data Cards10/10/12 Parikh Advanced Systems, Inc. 11
  12. 12. IDAAT Network Overview Maintenance Training Workstation Asset Counting Unit (BarCode) GIS, Spatial, Address Data Asset Resources Inventory Unit (PDA) Asset Counting IDAAT Relational/Object- Unit MagStrip Oriented Reader Base Station Data Server Portable GPS Field CAD/Map Unit Publishing ServerIn the Field Pen-based Portable Digital Body- Notepad Wearable In Regional and Central PC Offices  Local/manual connectivity   High-speed LAN/WAN (ATM) Network  10/10/12 Parikh Advanced Systems, Inc. 12
  13. 13. IDAAT Base Station Architecture PCMCIA (PC Card) Reader or equivalent PDA Docking Station or Direct Network equivalent Pentium Workstation (Desktop Minitower) 64 MB RAM, 5 GB disk, CDROM, modem, spare Bays, 2 serial ports) Connectivity Dial-Up Modem Magstrip/ Barcode Reader Docking Port Land-Line Wireless Standard PC I/O Ports and Video Board Devices with Camera Port(s) UPS power backup for mobile (vehicle-based) operations10/10/12 Parikh Advanced Systems, Inc. 13
  14. 14. PDA/HPC Connectivity and Data Transfer Cradle/Docking Station with standard Synchronization softwarePC Card or Docking Station connectivity Field (Mobile) Base Station PC Card exchange or internet connectivity Internet or LAN connectivity 10/10/12 Parikh Advanced Systems, Inc. 14
  15. 15. Base Station to Network Connectivity District network, sharing of incident and asset status multimedia data Central data server(s) linking to IDAAT and other central systems with GIS and full asset data acquisition data sets collected in the fieldField (Mobile) Base Station Financial and accounting system, providing task and timekeeping data 10/10/12 Parikh Advanced Systems, Inc. 15
  16. 16. Intelligent Data Entry and Acquisition (IDEA) Van-based Recording Extra-vehicular Recording Asset-Targeted Image/Loc recs Automated Asset ID and Condition Rejections Assessment Interactive ID/Condition Acceptances Resolution Resolutions IDAAT Database Entry10/10/12 Parikh Advanced Systems, Inc. 16
  17. 17. IDEA System Architecture and Interfaces Wireless Internet Video/ GPS Still Cam Tracking Body- Voice Linear wearable Input Ref Data PC Instrumentation Van Docking Station IDAAT Data Collection Post- Processing10/10/12 Parikh Advanced Systems, Inc. 17
  18. 18. IDEA in Action - Collection Target Acquisition and Identification Image/video (optional) GPS location (automatic) Asset characterization Notepad sketches (optional) Voice input (optional)10/10/12 Parikh Advanced Systems, Inc. 18
  19. 19. Intelligent Data Entry and Acquisition System Integrated Maintenance Management System and Databases (typically Oracle 8 on RS/6000 or similar platform) District Field Office PC 2 (Base Station) Task dataset loaded onto WorkCard in Base Station PC WORKCA 1 Card Reader RD6WorkCard returned to Base 3Station PC for upload Wearable PC WORKCA with CardReader RD built-in or as plug-in WORKCA RD GPS Keyboardinput 5 4 Work completed and WORKCARD time-stamped and ready for upload In-field data collection process; data Camera or through BASE station processed on PC and stored on video WORKCARD Internet access Voice input 10/10/12 Parikh Advanced Systems, Inc. 19
  20. 20. NTriplicate and the Digital Pad10/10/12 Parikh Advanced Systems, Inc. 20
  21. 21. From Pad to Form to Database Ntriplicate Form Scanner – Rayzer’s Red Cross Blood Bank Drive File View Navigate Scan Options Help Report Pane Open Form (Notebook) *8/12/98, 3:29:10PM: Open Pad TR12 form with 13 of 14 fields processed *TR10 form with 22 Upload Form (Notebook) of 22 fields processed Upload Pad *TR12 form with 14 of 14 fields processed Exit Transferring form 5 of 24 forms to CANCEL 5 24 Preliminary NTriplicate Form Scanner User Interface10/10/12 Parikh Advanced Systems, Inc. 21
  22. 22. IDEA Internal Data Model PTR (Primary Transaction Record) FIELD VALUE Unique key alphanumeric string User-ID alphanumeric string TCR Field List alphanumeric string; field pointers separated by delimiters Jobstart date/time Jobend date/time optional other task-defining fields (optional) TCR (Transaction Content Record) FIELD VALUE CONTENT PTR key alphanumeric string pointer to the associated PTR record file list linked list; e.g. (see below) (link/field ID + file pointer + locator in file) --- link/field1 text memo in MEMO.XXX, loc 001 --- link/field2 still photo in PHOTO1.YYY --- link/field3 text memo in MEMO.XXX, loc 002 --- link/field4 sketch in DRAW01.ZZZ --- link/field (n) video clip in VID01.XXX10/10/12 Parikh Advanced Systems, Inc. 22
  23. 23. IDEA On-Board Intelligent Processing Assimilation and Normalization Feature Extraction - Building the Representation Set Classification - Matching Examples Resolution - Interaction by the Expert Database Entry and QA/QC10/10/12 Parikh Advanced Systems, Inc. 23
  24. 24. Adaptive Pattern Recognition - Like Humans Do ItBeginning of recognition process Later stage of recognition process 10/10/12 Parikh Advanced Systems, Inc. 24
  25. 25. Another Example - Cutting Through the NoiseBeginning of recognition process Later stage of recognition process 10/10/12 Parikh Advanced Systems, Inc. 25
  26. 26. Other Aspects of Asset Identification, Assessment, and Planning ...10/10/12 Parikh Advanced Systems, Inc. 26
  27. 27. Extending IDAAT and the IDEA Model to Many Highway Engineering Problems Non-Destructive Testing Bridges and Metal Structures Tanks and Containers Hard-to-reach, Hard-to-inspect Structures Traffic Incident / Density Planning and Emergency Response Motorist Safety and Security Emergency Weather Response10/10/12 Parikh Advanced Systems, Inc. 27
  28. 28. One Interesting New Technology for NDT, One More Plug-In for the IDEA System Magneto-Optic Defect Inspection and Imaging Easy to use Safe and “hassle-free” Images, not abstract data (e.g., ultrasonics) Can be automated Relatively inexpensive Easy training, interpretation10/10/12 Parikh Advanced Systems, Inc. 28
  29. 29. Magnetic Imaging for Stress and Defect Detection in Bridges and Poles MicrocracksAnomaly/Occlusion10/10/12 Parikh Advanced Systems, Inc. 29
  30. 30. More Images Pertaining to Highway Structure Safety Surface InteriorCrack hidden by ice10/10/12 Parikh Advanced Systems, Inc. 30
  31. 31. And A Few More Still... Soft Steel with artificially created pit defects Soft Steel with artificially created gouges and pits10/10/12 Parikh Advanced Systems, Inc. 31
  32. 32. Acknowledgements Ray Reaux, PARIKH NTriplicate architecture and development Ray Lindquist, PARIKH Enterprise information technology analysis Dan Widner, VDOT GIS Systems Engineering Robin Bresley, VDOT ICAS Project Manager Murali Rao, VDOT IMMP Technology Manager10/10/12 Parikh Advanced Systems, Inc. 32