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Real-world application and validation of vehicle-mounted pavement inspection system
Author(s): David M. Vines-Cavanaugh; Ming L. Wang; J. Gregory McDaniel
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Paper Abstract

Pavement condition surveys are typically done manually by inspection teams. They can be expensive and can take several months to complete. This paper considers a vehicle-mounted pavement inspection system that aims to be more affordable and faster than manual surveys. The system is comprised of a vehicle outfitted with a multi-modal sensor array that includes accelerometers, microphones, radar, tire pressure, and video. In a first step, each channel is processed individually to extract parameters related to friction, roughness, and distress. The second step applies data fusion concepts to combine all sensor data into a single pavement condition value. This paper elaborates on the system and describes a real-world field test. The primary contribution is a proof-of-concept for the system by comparing field test results to those from a conventional manual survey.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 April 2013
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8694, Nondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security 2013, 869408 (11 April 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2012268
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David M. Vines-Cavanaugh, Northeastern Univ. (United States)
Ming L. Wang, Northeastern Univ. (United States)
J. Gregory McDaniel, Boston Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8694:
Nondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security 2013
Tzu Yang Yu, Editor(s)

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