PRE-FIELD REPORT, CHLOE PROFILOMETER AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT

STEPS TAKEN BY THE STATE TO MAKE A CHLOE PROFILOMETER FIELD OPERATIONAL ARE DESCRIBED. THIS CONSISTED OF A SHAKE-DOWN OF THE EQUIPMENT, THE CONSTRUCTION OF A TRANSPORT TRAILER AND THE SELECTION OF A TOWING VEHICLE. THE SHAKE-DOWN INDICATED SEVERAL MALFUNCTIONS AND FABRICATION FLAWS INCLUDING /1/ FAULTY WIRING, /2/ LOOSE PLUG ON THE BACK OF THE COMPUTER, /3/ MISALINEMENT OF ROLLER CONTACT ON SWITCH PLATE, /4/ MISALIGNMENT OF THE SLOTTED DISK IN THE PHOTO-CELL HOUSING, /5/ UNINSULATED WIRES IN PHOTO-CELL HOUSING, /6/ DIODES TOUCHING CIRCUIT BOARDS, /7/ SCRATCHED PRINTED CIRCUITS AND /8/ EXCESS SOLDER THAT COULD CAUSE SHORTING. THE TRANSPORT TRAILER, A TWO-WHEEL DOLLY, WAS CONSTRUCTED OF STANDARD ITEMS. IN TRANSPORT, THE FRONT SECTION OF THE CHLOE PROFILOMETER IS STACKED ON TOP OF THE REAR SECTION. AN AUTOMOBILE WITH AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WAS THE TOWING VEHICLE. IT WAS SPECIALLY WIRED SO THAT ITS GENERATOR SYSTEM COULD BE USED TO CHARGE THE PROFILOMETER BATTERTIES AND TO PROVIDE POWER FOR THE PROFILOMETER COMPUTER. THE ENTIRE REAR SEAT WAS REMOVED AND A CUSTOM-BUILT DESK WAS INSTALLED TO ACCOMMODATE THE COMPUTER AND AN ELECTRIC CALCULATOR.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Bpr25, Jan65
  • Corporate Authors:

    Oklahoma Department of Highways

    200 NE 21st Street
    Oklahoma City, OK  USA  73105
  • Publication Date: 1965-1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00206254
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 1 1994 12:00AM