D1S Radar Sensor by Intelligent Agent
“The D1S distance sensor is an easy-to-use radar sensor that lets the developer take advantage of radar technology without knowing anything about radar”
- Plug and play sensor with a simple interface enables short time-to-market
- Multiple sensors can operate alongside
- Measures distance to moving and static targets
- Avoid false positives caused by vapor, dust, smoke, rain or other small particles
- M12 connectors and IP67 housing for harsh environments
- Fast object detection enables increased speed and efficiency
- Measurement signal is not affected by wind or temperature changes
- Detect objects at distances up to 4 m
- Ignore small objects by using software settings for signal level threshold
|Sensing in dirty & harsh environments
In environments such as outdoors in fog or rain, on oil platforms or in other dirty environments, conventional sensors will not work. In these situations, the D1S Radar Sensor is ideal. The sensor can be used for example in robot navigation to guide a robot safely around even in the toughest environments.
The D1S Radar Sensor can even see through walls. This can be used for police or military robots to detect movement behind a door, thereby gaining mission critical information.
The D1S Radar Sensor has several uses within Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). Examples are speed measurement, vehicle counting and classification, red light running detection, toll booth vehicle detection and inductive loop replacement.
|Blind zone detection
For larger vehicles, a common problem is to know if there are people or objects in the blind zone (for example when driving in reverse). Here, the D1S can be used to assist the driver and detect whether anything is located within their blind zone.
|Poor visibility vision aid
In applications where the visibility is poor due to vapor/smoke/dust, such as in airplane de-icing or in an automatic carwash, the D1S can be used to see objects through the vapor/smoke/dust and provide the robot or operator with critical information.
|On-demand perimeter security
The D1S Radar Sensor can be buried underground, hidden in a bush or placed behind a wall and still detect if there is movement within a specified range.
The D1S Radar Sensor can be used to switch of dangerous equipment, such as a strong laser if a person comes closer than a specified range.
|Collision protection for Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGV)
The D1S Radar Sensor can be used on AGV’s for near-field detection of objects to avoid accidents that might damage goods or personnel.
The D1S Radar Sensor can be used for tank gauging to give accurate and stable measurements even in harsh environments.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q – What is the price in low volumes?
A – $4000 in low volumes.
Q – What does the radar’s field of view look like?
A – The radar’s field of view is cone shaped with a 40 degree angle both horizontally and vertically.
Q – Is there any dangerous radiation from the sensor?
A – No. The sensor is a very low power transmitter and transmits less power than a normal cell phone.
Q – Will the sensor disturb other RF equipment?
A – The sensor is especially designed so that it will look like white noise to other RF equipment and should not affect other RF equipment.
Resources that might be helpful
A blog post about the principle behind radar technology:
The radar principle
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