The Aurora Consortium - Laboratory and Field Studies of Pavement Temperature Sensors

Status:  Complete
Report Date:  11/10/2005


The Aurora Consortium is a joint program of collaborative research, evaluation and deployment of advanced technologies for detailed road weather monitoring and forecasting. Members seek to implement advanced road and weather information systems that fully integrate state-of-the-art roadway and weather forecasting technologies. Many agencies use various models of in-ground and mobile sensors to measure pavement temperature. However, little documentation exists on the accuracy of the various sensors, and there is no standard methodology for sensor testing. The data and conclusions drawn from this study are published so that Aurora members and others will have additional information to assist in their implementation and procurement decisions. Additionally, results from this study will be used by the NCHRP to develop testing and calibration standards for pavement sensors.

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