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Measuring method and standard system for retroreflective traffic marking’s photometric characteristic
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Retroreflective traffic markings are frequently used on roadways to provide guidance to drivers as supplements to regular markings. Portable retroreflectometers are widely used to measure the photometric characteristic of retroreflective traffic markings at present. Portable retroreflectometers include an internal light source and photoreceptors. It is based on the substitution method. Substitution relies on the use of calibrated reference plate. The traffic marking has a low coefficient of retroreflected luminance. It is difficult to measure the coefficient by direct measurement method. The direct measurement method cannot assign measurement values to the reference plates. The paper proposes a new measurement method to solve the problem of measuring the photometric characteristic of the retroreflective traffic marking. It is called the expanded direct luminous intensity method, and it is different from the four methods in JT/T 690 Test Method for Photometric Characteristics of Retroreflectors. The expanded direct luminous intensity method based on CIE angular reference system. A calibrated standard source A illuminates the specimen at a distance of 15 m from the specimen. And a calibrated low-light illuminometer is used to measure the retroreflectivity of the specimen. The paper built a standard system according to this method. The measurement uncertainty of the system is 3.1% while k is 2. After comparing with several different kinds of portable retroreflectometers, the results were satisfactory. Studies have shown that this method and standard system can not only calibrate the reference plates, but also measure the photometric characteristic of retroreflective traffic markings specimens.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 June 2019
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 11056, Optical Measurement Systems for Industrial Inspection XI, 110563L (21 June 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2523390
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Huayang He, Research Institute of Highway Ministry of Transport (China)
Yishu Zhou, Research Institute of Highway Ministry of Transport (China)
Jinning Zhang, Research Institute of Highway Ministry of Transport (China)
Jinjin Cao, National Ctr. of Metrization for Equipments of Roads and Bridges (China)
Zhengwei Leng, National Ctr. of Metrization for Equipments of Roads and Bridges (China)
Wenying Su, Research Institute of Highway Ministry of Transport (China)
National Ctr. of Metrization for Equipments of Roads and Bridges (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11056:
Optical Measurement Systems for Industrial Inspection XI
Peter Lehmann; Wolfgang Osten; Armando Albertazzi Gonçalves Jr., Editor(s)

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