The combination of technologies built into our RPS PaveScout system offer a low cost method of collecting roughness, rutting, texture measures and environmental video for complete network level assessment.
Surface imaging data creates measures that can be used to plan resealing, rehabilitation and crack sealing programs, detect water pooling and stop road base degradation early.
Detailed surface assessment of the road pavement produces full defect maps and road geometry assessments while GPR subsurface imaging enables the detection of changes in construction, layering and moisture ingress. When used in combination with coring and FWD this provides a complete picture of the pavement.
All of this results in better roads through proactive data driven maintenance, better scheduling of reconstruction based on quality data, well-informed reconstruction design and a road that will last long into the future.
Any one of these advantages has a huge cost saving to the road authority that far exceeds the cost of the data collection.
The PaveScout system has been calibrated to AustRoads standards. This has been conducted against reference devices, such as straight edges, sand-patch tests and other surveying methods. Internal repeatability tests have also been performed to prove data consistency, and is well above the required accuracy (e.g. RoadLock technology allows repeatability correlation of 0.997 as opposed to the required 0.95 standard). The system has also been compared to other road monitoring systems, and has been shown to produce as accurate results.
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