Publications / 2020 Proceedings of the 37th ISARC, Kitakyushu, Japan

Towards High-Quality Road Construction: Using Autonomous Tandem Rollers for Asphalt Compaction Optimization

Jörg Husemann, Patrick Wolf, Axel Vierling, Karsten Berns and Peter Decker
Pages 90-97 (2020 Proceedings of the 37th ISARC, Kitakyushu, Japan, ISBN 978-952-94-3634-7, ISSN 2413-5844)

Autonomous road construction offers the possibility to improve the demanding and error-prone process of road compaction. Compaction results and surface coverage are optimized through the coordination of automated tandem rollers. This paper evaluates the impact of different road compaction strategies, ambient influences, and coordination errors on the resulting road. Thereby, suitable compaction parameters for track length, or number of rollers are determined. The concept has been validated in a simulated road construction environment. Additionally, real compaction tests have been performed using autonomous tandem rollers.

Keywords: Off-road robotics; Behavior-based control; Automated road construction