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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-08-056
Date: November 2008

LTPP Manual for Profile Measurements and Processing

APPENDIX C. STANDARD FORMS FOR PROFILER OPERATIONS

DAILY CHECK LIST

ITEM
Under Hood
Fluids
Engine Oil
Brake
Windshield Washer Fluid
Radiator Coolant
Transmission
Exterior
Lights
Front
Rear
Emergency
Turning Signals
Strobe Bar
Flashing Signal Bar
Glass Cleaning
Windshield
Laser Sensor
Photocell
Underbody
Tires Properly Inflated
Fluid Leaks
Interior
Temperature Range

 

LTPP Profiler Operations
LTPP Profiler Field Activity Report
Form PROF-1
Region
State Code
LTPP Section ID
[ ___ ___ ]
[ ___ ___ ]
[ ___ ___ ___ ___ ]

 

File Name: [ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ] Surface: [ ___ - ___ ___ ] LTPP Experiment Code: [ ___ ___ ___ - ___ ]
Route/Highway Number: ______________________________________________________________________
Date: [ ___ ___ / ___ ___ ___ / ___ ___ ___ ___ ] Time Zone: [ ___ ___ ___ ] Sheet Number:_______________

Laser Check Performed? _________________ (Initial)Values From Check (mm):  Left ____  Center: ____  Right: ____
Computer Time Set to Correct Local Time: _____ (Initial) Accelerometer Calibration Values Checked: _______________ (Initial)
Tire Pressure: Left:______________ Right:______________ Comments:__________________________________________________________________

 

Bounce Test
 LeftCenterRight
Static   
Dynamic   
Difference   
 
Start Travel
Begin Test
End Test
End Travel
Time
___ ___ : ___ ___
___ ___ : ___ ___
___ ___ : ___ ___
___ ___ : ___ ___
Odometer
___ ___ ___ ___
___ ___ ___ ___
___ ___ ___ ___
___ ___ ___ ___

 

Down Time: ( Hours / Minutes )
Reason(s):
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 


Run Number1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

Average IRI

________________

________________

________________

________________

________________

________________

________________

________________

________________

10 % IRI Check After Testing
 Date Left Right Average
Current Visit (Rnew):____________________________________________________
Prior Visit (Rold):____________________________________________________
Percent Change [100X(Rnew - Rold)/Rold]:_______________________________________
Comment:  ______________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________

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Additional Remarks Regarding Testing:_______________________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Profile Crew:

Driver:__________________________

Operator:__________________________

Others Present (List Names and Agencies):_________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

LTPP Profiler Operations
Status of Regions Test Section
Form PROF-2
 

 

LTPP ID Number ExperimentType (e.g., GPS) Date Operator Route Direction Mile Post Current IRI Paint Marks Delineators Signs Comments (e.g., Any Rehab or Maintenance)
Left Right Avg
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           

 

LTPP Profiler Operations
Profiler Log
Form PROF-3

 

Date Noted Problem Action Taken and Date
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

LTPP Profiler Operations  _______________ Region [ ___ ___ ]
LTPP Major Maintenance/Repair  _______________ Serial Number [ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ]
Work Order  _______________ Odometer [ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ]
Form PROF-4  _______________ Scheduled [ YES / NO ]

 

Problem Identification / Scheduled Maintenance

Equipment:

Performed By: ____________________________________

Description: ___________

_____________________

Date:

[ __ __ / __ __ __ / __ __ __ __ ]

Start Time:

[ __ __ : __ __ ]

End Time:

[ __ __ : __ __ ]

 

Troubleshooting

Description __________________

____________________________

Performed By:

__________________

Date:

[ __ __ / __ __ __ / __ __ __ __ ]

Start Time:

[ __ __ : __ __ ]

End Time:

[ __ __ : __ __ ]

Hours:

_____________________

 

Reporting

Referred to: ______________________________________________

Actions (Return/Order Parts): ____________________________

Date: [ __ __ / __ __ __ / __ __ __ __ ]
Time: [ __ __ : __ __ ]
Date: [ __ __ / __ __ __ / __ __ __ __ ]
Time: [ __ __ : __ __ ]

 

Service

Description (Repairs Performed/Replacement Part Information): ______________________

________________________

Performed By: __________________
Date: [ __ __ / __ __ __ / __ __ __ __ ]
Start Time: [ __ __ : __ __ ]
End Time: [ __ __ : __ __ ]
Hours: _____________________
Agency Performing Maintenance: _________________________________________ Total Cost: [ $ __ __ __ __ __ . __ __ ]

 

Verfication
Description (Check/Calibration): __________________________________________________ Performed By: __________________
Date: [ __ __ / __ __ __ / __ __ __ __ ]
Start Time: [ __ __ : __ __ ]
End Time: [ __ __ : __ __ ]
Hours: _____________________

 

Return to Service
Status: Performed By: ________________________
Date: [ __ __ / __ __ __ / __ __ __ __ ]

 

LTPP Profiler Operations Region [ ___ ___ ]
Calibration Form Date [ ___ ___ / ___ ___ ___ / ___ ___ ___ ___ ]
(Laser Sensors Checked Simultaneously) Time [ ___ ___ : ___ ___ ]
Form PROF-5 Serial Number [ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ]

 

Operator(s): _______________________ Location: _______________________

 

Accelerometer Calibration Bounce Test After Accelerometer Calibration
Calibration Factor Accel #1 Accel #2 Accel #3   Left Center Right
Prior       Static      
New       Dynamic      
Difference      

 

Laser Calibration Check
Block Position Parameter Row Number Sensor
Left #1 Right #2 Center #3
25 mm Actual Height, Block A (1)      
Value Entered to Computer (2) 25.00 25.00 25.00
Adjustment Value (1) - (2) (3)      
Dif Blk from Computer (4)      
Adjusted Dif Blk (4) - (3) (5)      
50 mm Actual Height, Block A (6)      
Value Entered to Computer (7) 50.00 50.00 50.00
Adjustment Value (6) - (7) (8)      
Dif Blk from Computer (9)      
Adjusted Dif Blk (9) - (8) (10)      
75 mm Actual Height, Block A (11)      
Value Entered to Computer (12) 75.00 75.00 75.00
Adjustment Value (11) - (12) (13)      
Dif Blk from Computer (14)      
Adjusted Dif Blk (14) - (13) (15)      
100 mm Actual Height, Block A (16)      
Actual Height, Block B (17)      
Value Entered to Computer (18) 100.00 100.00 100.00
Adjustment Value (16) + (17) - (18) (19)      
Dif Blk from Computer (20)      
Adjusted Dif Blk (20) - (19) (21)      

 

Air Temperature Probe Calibration Check

Verification Medium

ASTM Thermometer

Air Temperature Probe

Ambient Air

   

 

Distance Measuring Instrument Calibration
Begin Time: [ ___ ___ : ___ ___ ] End Time: [ ___ ___ : ___ ___ ]
Air Pressure Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Run 5 Run 6
Left            
Right            
Prior Distance Calibration Factor: [ __ __ __ __ ] New Distance Calibration Factor: [ __ __ __ __ ]

Comments: __________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________

LTPP Profiler Operations Region [ ___ ___ ]
Calibration Form Date [ ___ ___ / ___ ___ ___ / ___ ___ ___ ___ ]
(Laser Sensors Checked Individually) Time [ ___ ___ : ___ ___ ]
Form PROF-6 Serial Number [ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ]

 

Operator(s): _______________________ Location: _______________________

 

Accelerometer Calibration Bounce Test After Accelerometer Calibration
Calibration Factor Accel #1 Accel #2 Accel #3   Left Center Right
Prior       Static      
New       Dynamic      
Difference      

 

Laser Calibration Check

Block Position

Parameter

Sensor

Left #1

Right #2

Center #3

25 mm

Actual Height of Block

     

Dif Ht Value

     

Dif Blk Value

     

50 mm

Actual Height of Block

     

Dif Ht Value

     

Dif Blk Value

     

75 mm

Actual Height of Block

     

Dif Ht Value

     

Dif Blk Value

     

100 mm

Actual Height Block 1

     

Actual Height Block 2

     

Dif Ht Value

     

Dif Blk Value

     

 

Air Temperature Probe Calibration Check

Verification Medium

ASTM Thermometer

Air Temperature Probe

Ambient Air

   

 

Distance Measuring Instrument Calibration
Begin Time:[ ___ ___ : ___ ___ ] End Time:[ ___ ___ : ___ ___ ]
Air Pressure Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Run 5 Run 6
Left            
Right            
Prior Distance Calibration Factor: [ __ __ __ __ ]   New Distance Calibration Factor: [ __ __ __ __ ]

Comments: ______________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________________

LTPP Profiler Operations

Profiling of WIM Sections

Data Summary Sheet

Form PROF-7

 

State Code: ___________ SHRP ID Assigned to WIM Location: ___________
Date Tested: __ __ / __ __ __ / __ __ __ __ Pavement Type: __________

 

Operator/Driver:
Test Reason: Verification _____ Acceptance Testing ____ Annual Check _____
m distance from Station ______ + ______ m of LTPP Section ____________
Profiler Photocell Offsets: Vertical: mm   Horizontal:   mm

 

Run Location Offset Reference and Distance Time at Start File Error
Number (Note 1) (Note 2) of Run Name Free?
1          
2          
3          
4          
5          
6          
7          
8          
9          
10          
11          

Note 1: Indicate location of run -- WP for wheel path, Left for left of wheel path, Right for right of wheel path

Note 2: For runs obtained left and right of wheel path, indicate the offset and reference for the offset (e.g., for runs left of the wheel path - 0.75 m left of wheel path; for runs right of wheel path - 0.5 m from right shoulder stripe).

Pavement condition at time of data collection that may have influenced profile measurements (e.g., crack sealant condition, joint sealant condition, distresses within section).
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Other information related to WIM site that may have influenced data collection (e.g., length of sensor array for multiple sensor configuration).
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

LTPP Profiler Operations Region [ ___ ___ ]
Accelerometer Test Date [ ___ ___ / ___ ___ ___ / ___ ___ ___ ___ ]
Time [ ___ ___ : ___ ___ ]
Form PROF-8 Serial Number [ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ]

 

Operator(s): _______________________ Location: _______________________

 

Accelerometer Check

Parameter

Row Number

Accelerometer Calibration Factors (ACF)

Left #1

Right #2

Center #3

Pre-Test

(1)

   

Switch at Position C - Offset I

(2)

     

Switch at Position A (negative value)
[valid range within -2552 and -2088]

(3)

     

Switch at Position B (positive value)
[valid range within 1908 and 2332]

(4)

     

Switch at Position C - Offset 2

(5)

     

Post-Test

(6)

     

Calc 1: Difference in Offset Values, (Row 2 -Row 5)

[±10]

(7)      

Calc 2: Offset 1 -1638, Row 2 - 1638

(8)

     

Calc 3: Range Check for Pre-Test (Row 8 - Row 1)

[±48]

(9)

     

Calc 4: Range Check for Post-Check, (Row 8 - Row 6)

[±48]

(10)

     

Calc 5: Difference in Pre and Post Values, (Row 6 - Row 1)

[±24]

(11)

     

Comments:
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

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