On-line process management of pavement laying using wireless communication technologies

Esa Viljamaa, Pekka Kilpeläinen, Vesa Pentikäinen, Esa-Matti Sarjanoja, Rauno Heikkilä

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    Abstract

    The research goal has been synchronizing the process of asphalt production, asphalt transportation and pavement laying by connecting different machines together using wireless technologies. Sensors and GPS positioning units were installed to the machines for measuring process variables (e.g. mass temperature) and detecting events (e.g. loading, unloading). The first prototype system (autumn 2007) was based on embedded wireless measurement and data collection modules. A more recent system uses a vehicle PC and a separate embedded system module with sensor interfaces and a short-range radio transmitter. Vehicles communicate with the database through a GPRS link and use a short-range radio as an RFID for authentication and a direct communication channel with the other vehicles. GPS position information is used for context recognition together with the short-range radio and sensor information. Process information is continuously stored to a database, to be used for quality control and process optimization
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 26th Annual International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction 2009
    PublisherUniversity of Texas Press
    Pages348-356
    ISBN (Print)978-0-578-02312-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    Event26th Annual International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction - Austin, United States
    Duration: 24 Jun 200927 Jun 2009
    Conference number: 26

    Conference

    Conference26th Annual International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityAustin
    Period24/06/0927/06/09

    Keywords

    • Automatic data collection
    • pavement laying
    • process management
    • wireless communication

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