A Portable Profiler for Pavement Profile Measurements - Final Report

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R.S. Walker, E.G. Fernando

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October 2010


This report provides a summary of work performed on Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Research Project 0-6004. The project was initiated to develop a single path, easy to use, portable profiler. Such a device was developed. The profiler measurements from the device provide TxDOT an instrument that can easily be mounted or removed from the front or rear bumper of typical TxDOT vehicles. The Profile generated is compatible with existing TxDOT formats. Two separate certification tests were successfully conduct on both a full-size TTI pickup truck and a TxDOT full-size van at the inertial profiler certification track located at the Texas A&M Riverside Campus. The project was conducted by Dr. Roger Walker of the University of Texas at Arlington and Dr. Emmanuael Fernando of the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University.

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Profiler, Profile Measurement Laser, Surface Pavement Profiles

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