Automated Real Time Pavement Marking Retroreflectivity Measurements
Laserlux, an automated real time mobile retroreflectometer is being used to measure the retroreflectivity of pavement lane markings. This vehicle-mounted retroreflectometer provides the measurements needed for proper highway pavement marking management. Quick, simple, reliable, objective, and inexpensive measurements at highway speed are the key to getting a statistically representative sample, without hindering the flow of traffic, nor putting the human operators at undue risk. The Laserlux retroreflectometer has repeatability within a tolerance of 10% as measured under supervised testing by the FHWA. The system can be used for various applications, such as implementing pavement standards, planning re-striping strategies, measuring performance of different materials application methods, holding contractors accountable, and establishing a pavement marking management data base.
N. H. Maerz et al., "Automated Real Time Pavement Marking Retroreflectivity Measurements," Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Transportation Research Board, Jan 1999.
78th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (1999: Jan. 10-14, Washington, DC)
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Retroreflectivity; Pavement markings; Stripe measurement; Night visibility; Striping
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14 Jan 1999