THE APPLICATION OF AERIAL STRIP PHOTOGRAPHY TO HIGHWAY AND AIRPORT ENGINEERING

A METHOD OF GATHERING PAVEMENT PERFORMANCE DATA BY THE USE OF AERIAL STRIP PHOTOGRAPHY IS PRESENTED. THIS METHOD OF AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY OFFERS A QUICK, CONVENIENT METHOD OF MAKING A PERMANENT RECORD OF THE ESSENTIAL FEATURES OF PAVEMENT PERFORMANCE THAT HERETOFORE COULD ONLY BE OBTAINED BY VISUAL INSPECTION IN THE FIELD. AERIAL STRIP PHOTOGRAPHY DIFFERS FROM CONVENTIONAL AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN THAT A CONTINUOUS, UNINTERRUPTED STRIP PHOTOGRAPH IS PRODUCED INSTEAD OF A SERIES OF INDIVIDUAL OVERLAPPING PHOTOGRAPHS. THIS IS MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE USE OF A SPECIALLY DESIGNED AERIAL CAMERA WHICH IS ADAPTED TO LOW ALTITUDE PHOTOGRAPHY AT HIGH AIRPLANE SPEEDS. THESE FEATURES OF AERIAL STRIP PHOTOGRAPHY MAKE IT WELL SUITED TO HIGHWAY PROBLEMS SINCE THE SCALE AND COVERAGE OF THE PHOTOGRAPH CAN BE ADAPTED TO THE REQUIRED DETAIL AND RIGHT-OF-WAY WIDTH. A FEW OF THE PERFORMANCE DETAILS THAT CAN BE RECORDED BY AERIAL STRIP PHOTOGRAPHY ARE: BLOW-UP PATCHES, CRACKS, AND CORNER BREAKS ON CONRETE PAVEMENTS AND BASE FAILURES AND SURFACE PATCHES ON BITUMINOUS SURFACES. AERIAL STRIP PHOTOGRAPHY ALSO HAS SEVERAL OTHER POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS TO HIGHWAY AND AIRPORT ENGINEERING INCLUDING: LOCATION SURVEYS OF A RECONNAISSANCE NATURE, CLEARING ESTIMATES, PROPERTY EVALUATION, AND ASSESSMENT PROBLEMS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 26, pp 226-235, 18 FIG
  • Authors:
    • Hittle, J E
  • Publication Date: 1947

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 5-8, 1946
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  • Accession Number: 00203558
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 29 1972 12:00AM