An instrument for the measurement of road surface reflection properties

Dennis Dan Corell, K. Sørensen

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Road surface reflection data in the form of standard r-tables serve as input for design calculations of road lighting installations on traffic roads. However, in several countries the use of the standard r-tables has not been verified by measurement in a long period of time, while the types of road surfaces in use have changed - for instance to road surface types with less noise from wheel passages. Because of this, a co-operation between the road administrations of the Nordic countries
(abbreviated NMF) decided to construct a portable instrument to be used on selections of traffic roads within these countries in order to provide updated knowledge. This article describes the principles behind this instrument
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNordisk Møde for Forbedret Vejudstyr (NMF)
Number of pages10
Publication date2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Photometry
  • Road surfaces
  • Road markings
  • Reflection properties

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Corell, D. D., & Sørensen, K. (2017). An instrument for the measurement of road surface reflection properties. In Nordisk Møde for Forbedret Vejudstyr (NMF)