Using Scanning Lasers for Real-Time Pavement Thickness Measurement--Phase I

The goal of this research is to investigate and test a new method that can determine the thickness of the pavement in real time by scanning the surface of the base prior to paving and then scanning the surface after paving. Using a scanning laser to record an elevation map of the pavement and its subbase provides thorough coverage that will assure transportation authorities that the entire pavement surface meets thickness requirements.


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    • Status: Active
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Iowa Department of Transportation

      800 Lincoln Way
      Ames, IA  United States  50010
    • Project Managers:

      Regenold, Michele

    • Performing Organizations:

      Iowa State University, Ames

      Ames, IA  United States  50011

      Midwest Transportation Consortium

      Iowa State University
      Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664
    • Principal Investigators:

      Walters, Russell

      Cackler, Thomas

      Jaselskis, E

    • Start Date: 20050501
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • Source Data: RiP Project 10745

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01458671
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 12:48PM