Transport networks are crucial infrastructure and are the lifelines of contemporary society. Roads, bridges, tunnels, and railway tracks can be damaged by adverse weather conditions.

An innovative 3D laser scanner recently developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM can be employed to closely track the transport infrastructure and schedule maintenance activities in a well-timed manner.

The new multispectral sensor system not only quantifies surface structures but also measures the surface moisture present on objects, and all these are done in a single inspection procedure.

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