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Publication Number:  FHWA-HRT-21-004    Date:  Summer 2021
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-21-004
Issue No: Vol. 85 No. 2
Date: Summer 2021



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Tech Transfer Success: How the DAV Improved SuperpaveTM Design

by Mary Huie, Thomas Harman, and Eileen S. Nelson

The Dynamic Angle Validation (DAV) kit ensures uniformity and consistency between gyratory compactors in asphalt testing. Here's how it came about.

Monitoring Scour Using Unmanned Vehicle Technology

by Ralph Pauly and Chad Skrocki

Michigan DOT researched the use of unmanned surface vehicles for bridge scour observation to improve the safety of inspectors and transportation systems users during and after flood events.

CARMASM: Maritime Administration CDA Development and Testing

by Hyungjun Park, Kirk Claussen, Lindsey Grooms, Katie Blizzard Piskai, and Ed Leslie

Can applying cooperative driving automation (CDA) systems increase efficiency and safety and decrease emissions in a port environment? The CARMA Program's testing aims to find out.

How 10 States Use, Evaluate, and Implement Nondestructive Evaluation Technology

by Hoda Azari

State DOTs are adopting NDE techniques to manage pavement and bridge deck maintenance and repairs.

Former Research Associates Find Success

by Jim Shurbutt

FHWA's Research Associateship Program helps participants launch their careers–sometimes with FHWA itself.

Looking to Aggregates to Improve Pavement Sustainability

by Richard Meininger, Heather Dylla, and Jack Youtcheff

FHWA is conducting research, developing tools, and gathering data to improve how aggregate materials are sourced, planned, and used in sustainable pavement construction and maintenance.



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