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ROMDAS road measurement system
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ROMDAS Overview
Manufactured by ROMDAS® (ROad Measurement Data Acquisi on System) has been developed by
Data Collec on Ltd. Data Collec on Ltd. (DCL) as a low cost modular system designed to collect road
New Zealand
and pavement data using any vehicle. ROMDAS offers great flexibility by allowing
providers of innova ve technology for users to add or remove modules depending on their specific data collec on
measuring and managing roads needs. Over the last several decades ROMDAS has been a leader of integra ng
new data collec on technology and
with over 200 units in use in over 60
countries, ROMDAS has a level of
refinement rarely found in compe ng

ROMDAS  can  be  used  for  the 

 Roughness surveys;

 Transverse profile/ru ng

 Collec ng surface texture data

 Condi on ra ng surveys;

 Loca on Referencing (spa al
GPS/GNSS data or linear LRP

 Video logging surveys (right‐of‐
way and pavement view);

 Road geometry surveys;

 Automated crack detec on and
3D pavement modelling;

 Travel me and conges on

 Inventory and asset surveys;

 Recording loca ons with digital

The DCL team has a wealth of
knowledge and experience available
to new users for customising systems
to meet specific needs and providing
on‐going technical support and
advice to exis ng users.

 Designed for use in some of the most extreme and rugged road condi ons. unpaved or wet condi ons where laser based profiling equipment is unusable and thanks to its low minimum speed (10km/h) it can also be operated areas of high conges on unlike accelerometer based equipment. For further informa on on the ROMDAS road measurement system please visit Phone: + 64. The raw roughness data can be converted into a calibrated roughness index such as IRI using user‐supplied roughness equa ons (which are determined during roughness calibra on). ROMDAS Survey Screen with Bump Integrator Module .7703 Bump Integrator Fax: +64. the type of vehicle that the BI will be fi ed to either one or two BI's may be used.romdas. The raw roughness data from the BI can be recorded directly using either the The ROMDAS® system on a notebook computer or the miniROMDAS® system on a Pocket PC. The BI readings are used to analyze the linear profile and calculate the 'roughness' of a road's surface.  Low minimum opera ng speed (10km/h). Depending upon © 2011 Data Collec on Ltd. ‐type roughness meter. This is a mechanical instrument that measures the New Zealand rela ve displacement of a vehicle's suspension in rela on to the body of the vehicle. The Bump Integrator excels in rough.87.7704 Overview ROMDAS Manufactured by The ROMDAS® Bump Integrator (BI) for measuring road roughness is a response Data Collec on Ltd.  Very low cost compared to vehicle mounted accelerometer based Email: info@romdas. A ROMDAS system with Bump Integrator requires li le‐to‐no operator interac on during surveys and all readings are shown in real‐ me on the survey computer. including accelerometer based equipment. high reliability op cal encoder. The concept behind Bump Integrator technology has long been providers of innova ve technology for measuring and managing roads established and proven worldwide.  Simple design allows for quick and easy installa on and full serviceability in the field. Features and Benefits Features of the BI include:   High resolu on.87. A well calibrated Bump Integrator will easily rival or exceed the accuracy of other Class 3 roughness profilers.9.

7704 ROMDAS Installation Manufactured by Data Collec on Ltd.9.  1 x base plate and cover. Technical Specifications Encoder resolu on:  850 pulse per revolu on Ver cal resolu on:  1 pulse per 0. The BI is installed at the rear of the vehicle.87. If the vehicle has an independent rear suspension it is recommended that two BI units be installed.7703 Bump Integrator Fax: +64. one for each wheel path. It does not ma er which one is being monitored as it will prove difficult to get a good calibra on of the meter because the roughness will vary between wheel paths and test sec ons.5 kg BI wire breaking strain:  95 kg Phone: + 64. 1 Solid rear axle:   If the vehicle has a solid rear axle the BI should be installed over the centre of the differen al. 2 Independent rear suspension:   This installa on method u lises two BI units. For further informa on on the ROMDAS road measurement system please visit www.  1 x BI wire (spare).25 mm of suspension up movement Weight:  2. This will measure what is termed a 'Half‐Car' roughness reading. providers of innova ve technology for measuring and managing roads There are three possible configura ons for installing the BI in a vehicle: © 2011 Data Collec on Ltd.romdas. Components The BI kit comes complete with the following components:  1 x Bump Integrator. The New Zealand instrument is mounted on the floor of the vehicle and a cable is connected to the suspension.87. 3 Independent rear suspension:   This installa on method u lises one BI unit. but not recommended. All moun ng accessories are supplied for ease of installa Email: info@romdas. Each of these will measure a 'Quarter‐ Car' and the average of these two readings will give the overall roughness. This is because the vehicle will s ll measure a 'Quarter‐Car' reading but the roughness measurements will be dominated by the roughness in a single wheel path.  1 x BI spring (spare). above the rear suspension.  1 x BI hook. The use of one BI unit with an independent rear suspension is possible.