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The Use of Colorimeters to Support Remote Sensing Techniques on Asphalt Pavements

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Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Cyprus University of Technology, 3036 Lemesos, Cyprus
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Eratosthenes Centre of Excellence, 3036 Lemesos, Cyprus
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Remote Sens. 2020, 12(23), 3911; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12233911
Received: 29 August 2020 / Revised: 20 November 2020 / Accepted: 26 November 2020 / Published: 28 November 2020
Characterization of asphalt pavements, based on ground spectroradiometers, has been studied in the past to determine their spectral response concerning the physical, chemical, and condition properties of the pavement. This paper suggests an alternative technique for characterizing ageing of asphalt pavements using a colorimeter. Colorimeters are considered as affordable equipment in laboratories in contrast to other scientific instruments and turn remote sensing ground techniques more accessible to industry. Therefore, the study proposes a new methodology indicating how colorimeters can be used in combination with satellite data for the age characterization of asphalt pavements. Spectroradiometer data are compared in a two-way methodology to colorimeter data. The final steps of the methodology used in the study show very similar results for both equipment after a comparison of separability indices (Euclidean and Mahalanobis distances). It is a fact that colorimeter data can be used as ground truth data. The application was performed using an in-band analysis of WorldView 3 (WV3) spectral bands situated in the visible electromagnetic spectrum. Based on the findings of this study, we proposed the Normalized Difference Equation/filter for asphalt Pavement Age characterization Index (NDPAI). View Full-Text
Keywords: colorimeter; spectroradiometer; asphalt pavements; remote sensing; WorldView 3; color to spectral; spectral to color colorimeter; spectroradiometer; asphalt pavements; remote sensing; WorldView 3; color to spectral; spectral to color
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Mettas, C.; Evagorou, E.; Agapiou, A.; Hadjimitsis, D. The Use of Colorimeters to Support Remote Sensing Techniques on Asphalt Pavements. Remote Sens. 2020, 12, 3911. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12233911

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Mettas C, Evagorou E, Agapiou A, Hadjimitsis D. The Use of Colorimeters to Support Remote Sensing Techniques on Asphalt Pavements. Remote Sensing. 2020; 12(23):3911. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12233911

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Mettas, Christodoulos, Evagoras Evagorou, Athos Agapiou, and Diofantos Hadjimitsis. 2020. "The Use of Colorimeters to Support Remote Sensing Techniques on Asphalt Pavements" Remote Sensing 12, no. 23: 3911. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12233911

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