ASPHALT
ASPHALT
Advanced galileo navigation System for asPHALt fleeT machines

Advanced galileo navigation System for asPHALt fleeT machines

 
Today's asphalt road construction relies to a great extend on the experience of the construction worker, to optimally manage truck fleets, to operate the paver, and to steer the compactor. Any sub-optimal operation within this chain may lead to a reduction in road quality, what results in reconstruction or decreased life time both cost-intensive. Constant monitoring and control of parameters is significant for the quality and durability of the road.

The decisive factor is to explore the process chain and with the intensive use of positioning data, evaluate the possibilities of improving each sub-process responsible for the road quality. By the removal or reduction of these quality influencing issues the lifespan of the road buildings will be significantly increased. Considering that over 90% of the total road network has an asphalt surface, which must be regularly repaired or rebuild, an increasing lifespan will result in a reduction of cost of road maintenance.

The Advanced galileo navigation System for asPHALt fleeT machines (ASPHALT) project offers high positioning precision applications in road construction and fleet management and logistics in the construction just-in-time process chain. Thus, the ASPHALT applications are considered of strategic importance and are expected to be early adopters of both EGNOS and Galileo in an important professional high value market where European Union and Member States are spending billions of Euros every year.  
 
The ASPHALT project is coordinated by MOBA Mobile Automation AG.
 
 
EC   FP7   GSA
 
The research leading to the results of the ASPHALT project has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7-GALILEO-2008-GSA-1; cordis.europa.eu/fp7) under grant agreement of the European GNSS Agency (www.gsa.europa.eu)  
 
 

Project News:

7–8/05/2012
Practical Demonstration of ASPHALT project and Final Review Meeting at Stöffelpark
March 2012
ASPHALT project was headline on the cover of the GIM international
29/11/2011
Meet us at the European Navigation Conference 2011contact us now.
21/11/2011
ASPHALT tests at jobsite on A111 near Berlin, November 2011
Impressions of the ASPHALT tests
19/09/2011
Meet us at the ION GNSS 2011 conference → contact us now.
28/07/2011
Members of the European Union have been introduced to the Fraunhofer-IIS Galileo laboratory and in particular also to the ASPHALT project.
15/06/2011
Did you meet us at the CETA Demonstration Days → if not, contact us now.
14/04/2011
Did you meet us at the Global Navigation Meets Geoinformation conference at ESA/ESOC Darmstadt → if not, contact us now.
01/03/2011
Did you meet us at the Munich Satellite Navigation Summit → if not, contact us now.
10/01/2011
Project leaflet, folder, poster are available now.
08/12/2010
Did you meet us at the NAVITEC 2010 in Noordwijk → if not, contact us now.
22/10/2010
Did you meet us at the ENC GNSS 2010 in Braunschweig → if not, contact us now.
05/03/2010
Did you meet us at the Galileo Application Days 2010 → if not, contact us now.
Impressions of the Galileo Application Days
16/02/2010
Project kick-off meeting successfully completed.
 
 
 
latest update: 2 May 2012