Algorithm for Analysis of Road Surface Degradation

  • Marián HrubošEmail author
  • Aleš Janota
  • Igor Miklóšik
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 531)


The paper presents results obtained by the algorithm designed to analyze road surface degradation based on a 3D model. The model is generated from measured data collected by the mobile measurement platform. Results of the analysis help to estimate further development of different types of degradations of road surface such as cracks, pot-holes, rutting and shoving, deterioration, local deformations or beaten longitudinal tracks. The advantage of the solution is the knowledge of the precise GPS position coordinates of all defects identified in the road surface. Estimation of progress of further damaging process of road surface and the future state of its degradation then can be utilized for better determination of the time frame for road repairs. The proposed algorithm respects and considers regulations and procedures actually used by the Slovak Road Administration and applied for the road I and II classes as well as for motorways and expressways.


Point cloud 3D model Road surface Degradation Data processing Analysis 



This work has been supported by the Educational Grant Agency of the Slovak Republic (KEGA) within the project “KEGA 010ŽU-4/2013 Modernization of didactic equipment and teaching methods with a focus on the area of robotics”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marián Hruboš
    • 1
    Email author
  • Aleš Janota
    • 1
  • Igor Miklóšik
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Control and Information SystemsUniversity of ŽilinaŽilinaSlovakia

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