Lidar for Maintenance of Pavement Reflective Markings and Retro-Reflective Signs

Recent research has investigated the potential use of mobile lidar for retro-reflectivity evaluation [Olsen et al., 2013; Ai and Tsai, 2016]. While this work appears promising, detailed studies are needed to assess the operational feasibility of these methods for state department of transportation (DOTs) and to develop production-ready procedures. Additionally, since some aspects of the lidar intensity calibration are specific to a particular system and configuration, it is important to modify and test these procedures using data directly from the Oregon Department of Transportation's (ODOT’s) system. In light of these research needs, this study seeks to; (1) Develop a model for retro-reflectivity and radiometric calibration for ODOT’s mobile lidar system. (2) Generate a set of quality control metrics for pavement marking and sign retro-reflectivity based on information derived from mobile lidar data. (3) Establish procedures for creating geographic information system (GIS) data layers from the output of the above steps to support decision making by supervisors and integrate analysis results into ODOT’s overall workflows.


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    • Status: Active
    • Contract Numbers:

      SPR 799

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Oregon Department of Transportation

      555 13th Street NE
      Salem, OR  United States  97301
    • Project Managers:

      Lazarus, Jon

    • Performing Organizations:

      Oregon State University, Corvallis

      101 Kearney Hall
      Corvallis, OR  United States  97331
    • Principal Investigators:

      Olsen, Michael

      Parrish, Christopher

    • Start Date: 20160701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20181130
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01604633
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Oregon Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: SPR 799
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jul 11 2016 4:34PM