A Sensor for the Optical Detection of Dangerous Road Condition

Armando Piccardi, Lorenzo Colace

Abstract

We present the design, realization and characterization of a sensor for the optical detection of hazardous road condition. The device exploits the radiation from a incoherent source to detect the polarized components of the light scattering from a rough surface and calculate a signal dependent on the surface state. We propose two distinct geometries, working with forward and backward scattering components, assessing the device performance in terms of reliability and compactness. In both cases, the sensor allows to discriminate potentially dangerous states like the presence of water (either wet surface or covered by a layer) or ice on an asphalt sample, in opposition to the dry surface representing a safe condition.

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Piccardi A. and Colace L. (2019). A Sensor for the Optical Detection of Dangerous Road Condition.In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: PHOTOPTICS, ISBN 978-989-758-364-3, pages 283-288. DOI: 10.5220/0007572002830288


in Bibtex Style

@conference{photoptics19,
author={Armando Piccardi and Lorenzo Colace},
title={A Sensor for the Optical Detection of Dangerous Road Condition},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: PHOTOPTICS,},
year={2019},
pages={283-288},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007572002830288},
isbn={978-989-758-364-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: PHOTOPTICS,
TI - A Sensor for the Optical Detection of Dangerous Road Condition
SN - 978-989-758-364-3
AU - Piccardi A.
AU - Colace L.
PY - 2019
SP - 283
EP - 288
DO - 10.5220/0007572002830288