VTPL Projects

Sponsored Research

“Calibration, Certification, and Verification of Transverse Pavement Profile Measurements”

PI: John B. Ferris

Co-PIs: Gerardo Flintsch

Duration: 24 months, May 16, 2017 – May 15, 2019

Sponsor: FHWA

 

“Mapping Durability Roads at the Arizona Proving Grounds”

PI: John B. Ferris

Duration: 6 months, Sep 23, 2016 Mar 31, 2017

Sponsor: Faraday and Future

 

“Creating Simulation-Ready Road Surfaces”

PI: John B. Ferris

Duration: 3 months, Jan 1, 2017 – March 31, 2017

Sponsor: Mazda

 

“Creating Simulation-Ready Files”

PI: John B. Ferris

Duration: 5 months, Feb 16, 2016 – Jul 31, 2016

Sponsor: Ford

 

“NSF IUCRC Center for Tire Research – Phase 2”

PI: Saied Taheri

Co-PIs: John Ferris, C. Sandu

Duration: 60 months, March 1, 2017 – February 28, 2022

Sponsor: NSF

 

“NCHRP 15-55 Guidance to Predict and Mitigate Dynamic Hydroplaning on Roadways”

PI: Gerardo Flintsch

Co-PIs: John Ferris, E. de Leon Izeppi,  F. Battaglia, S. Taheri, S. Katicha, A. Medina, D. Kibler, K. McGhee, T. Perry, D. Hargreaves

Duration: 24 months, June 17, 2015 – June 15, 2017

Sponsor: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

 

“Mapping the Arizona Proving Grounds (APG)”

PI: John B. Ferris

Duration: 8 months, May 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015

Sponsor: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and publicly restricted sponsor

 

“Develop and Execute a Transverse Profiler Demonstration”

PI: John B. Ferris

Duration: 11 months, Aug 29, 2014 – July 30, 2015

Sponsor: Department of Transportation

 

“NSF IUCRC Center for Tire Research – Phase I”

PI: Saied Taheri

Co-PIs: John Ferris, T. Furukawa, C. Sandu, M. Ahmadian

Sponsor: NSF

Duration: 60 months, March 1, 2012 – February 28, 2017

 

“Field Validation of Procedures for Collecting Images of Pavement Surfaces for Distress Detection and for Transverse Pavement Profile Data Collection”

PI: John B. Ferris

Sponsor: FHWA – APTech

Duration: 15 months, April 20, 2011 – July 20, 2012

 

“Terrain Surface Measurement and Analysis System”

PI: John B. Ferris

Sponsor: Global Strategies Group – US Army ATC

Duration: 15 months, April 5, 2010 – June 30, 2011

 

“Terrain Topology Scanning System Maintenance”

PI: John B. Ferris

Sponsor: US Army RDECOM-TARDEC

Duration: 12 months, March 10, 2010 – March 9, 2011

 

“NSF IUCRC Tire Research and Test Center Planning Grant”

PI: Saied Taheri

Co-PI: John Ferris, Tomonari Furukawa

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Duration: 12 months, February 1, 2010 – January 31, 2011

 

“Location-Aware Adaptation of Vehicle Dynamics”

PI: John B. Ferris

Sponsor: Volkswagen

Duration: 12 months, January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2010

 

“Implication of Terrain Topology Models on Ground Vehicle Reliability”

PI: John B. Ferris

Sponsor: US Army RDECOM-TARDEC

Duration: 12 months, January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2010

 

“Splash-Spray Assessment Tool Development Program”

PI: Gerardo Flintsch

Sponsor: Federal Highway Administration Transportation Research Board

Duration: 48 months, October 1, 2008 – September 30, 2012

 

“3-D Terrain Topology Modeling Techniques for Defense and Automotive Applications”

PI: John B. Ferris

Sponsor: US Army RDECOM-TARDEC

Duration: 18 months, July 1, 2008 – December 31, 2009

 

“Improving the Quality of Pavement Profiler Measurement – Priority Number one: Reference Device”

PI: John B. Ferris

Sponsor: Federal Highway Administration

Duration: 28 months, August 24, 2007 – December 31, 2009

 

“Race Track Topology Measurement and Characterization”

PI: John B. Ferris

Duration: 24 months, April 1, 2007 – March 31, 2009

 

“Proving Ground Topology Measurement, Characterization,and Image Accquisition”

PI: John B. Ferris

Sponsor: The ARGOS Group – Chrysler

Duration: 5 ½ months, July 15 – Dec 31, 2007

 

“Development of 3-D Terrain Topology Scanning System”

PI: John B. Ferris

Sponsor: Army Research Office (ARO) – US Army RDECOM-TARDEC

Duration: 20 months, Jan 1, 2007 – August 30, 2008

 

“3-D Road Topology Measurement and Characterization”

PI: John B. Ferris

Duration: 2 months, Aug – Sept 2006

 

“More Effective Methods for Dynamics and Control of Complex Uncertain Dynamic Systems”

PI: Mehdi Ahmadian

Sponsor: NASA

Duration : 50 months, Oct. 15, 2005 – December 31, 2009