Development of a Device for Analysis of Portland Cement Concrete and Composite Pavements: Phase 1 Feasibility Study

Project Status


Start Date: 11/01/2006
End Date: 10/31/2007


Principal Investigator(s)


  • Iowa Department of Transportation

About the Research

The long-term goal of this effort is to develop a device that will measure, at highway speeds, pavement structural condition which is known to impact the performance of PCC and composite pavements. Such a system needs to be able to process the collected measurements into an immediately usable form in near real-time. It is believed that the recent improvements in computers, laser measuring devices, and similar technologies will make the development of such a system possible. The goal of the work in this phase is to determine if the required technologies exist and to what extent a market exists for such a device.