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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 20 — Jul. 10, 2007
  • pp: 4277–4288

Angular spectral response from covered asphalt

Johan Casselgren, Mikael Sjödahl, and James LeBlanc  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 20, pp. 4277-4288 (2007)

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By measuring the spectral reflection from the four different road conditions dry, wet, icy, and snowy asphalt, a method of classification for the different surfaces—using two and three wavelengths—is developed. The method is tested against measurements to ascertain the probability of wrong classification between the surfaces. From the angular spectral response, the fact that asphalt and snow are diffuse reflectors and water and ice are reflective are confirmed.

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OCIS Codes
(070.6020) Fourier optics and signal processing : Continuous optical signal processing
(240.6700) Optics at surfaces : Surfaces
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(290.5880) Scattering : Scattering, rough surfaces
(300.6340) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, infrared

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Original Manuscript: November 13, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 21, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 1, 2007
Published: June 20, 2007

Johan Casselgren, Mikael Sjödahl, and James LeBlanc, "Angular spectral response from covered asphalt," Appl. Opt. 46, 4277-4288 (2007)

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