A HIGH-SPEED ROAD PROFILOMETER - PRELIMINARY DESCRIPTION

A prototype road profilometer of length 5 metres is described. When towed behind an estate-car it is capable of operation at speeds up to 80 km/h and measures longitudinal profile features from 0.2 to 100M or more in length with a resolution of better than 1mm and with an error in the curvature of the profile of not more than 0.3 km-1 in distances of 100M. Records of the measured profile are made by computer on magnetic tape and if required in the form of a graph. /Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)

    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • Dickerson, R S
    • Mace, DGW
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153340
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRRL SR182
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM