Accession Number : AD0781793

Title :   Feasibility Study for Rapid Evaluation of Airfield Pavements.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 71-Jan 72,

Corporate Author : GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY SYSTEMS INC NORTH BILLERICA MASS

Personal Author(s) : Bertram,C. L. ; Morey,R. M. ; Sandler,S. S.

Report Date : JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 106

Abstract : An investigation was conducted to determine the feasibility of using noncontacting sensor techniques to rapidly evaluate airfield pavements. A literature survey, laboratory test, and field tests were conducted. A broadband video pulse radar system was found to be the most successful. During field tests with this radar system, trenches, pipes, and various soil interfaces were observed and verified. The report described the work done, the video radar system, and a plan for future development of the system to meet pavement evaluation requirements. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Pavements, *Nondestructive testing, *Runways, Construction materials, Radar equipment, Video signals, Electromagnetic radiation, Broadband, Soils, Interfaces, Anomalies, Loads(Forces), Subsurface, Remote detectors, Computerized simulation, Models

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE