When to Use Radar Sensors for Vehicle Detection
August 7, 2017
What is a Radar Sensor?
Radar sensors use Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) radar to reliably detect moving or stationary targets, including cars, trains, trucks and cargo in extreme weather conditions.
Advantages of Radar Sensors for Vehicle Detection
1. Long Range Detection
Radar sensors are ideal for long-range outdoor applications up to 40 meters. Many radar sensors can also be configured to detect objects up to a specified distance, ignoring objects beyond the set point, resulting in higher accuracy.
It can be challenging for radar sensors to detect smaller targets as well as vehicles with little separation between them (such as in bumper-to-bumper traffic). For this reason, a common application of radar sensors is to detect train cars, which are both large and predictable.
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The T30R sensor is a longer-range alternative to ultrasonic sensors, and provides more reliable detection and position feedback in extreme outdoor conditions and other challenging environments. It features a shorter dead zone, better accuracy, and the ability to see a wider range of targets than traditional 24GHz radar sensors.
Radar sensor with narrow and wide beam options to detect moving or stationary targets in all weather conditions. Graphical User Interface provides simple setup, greater control, and visibility into sensor settings.
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