Dual-zone radar sensor also detects moving objects

November 26, 2015 // By Julien Happich
The R-GAGE Q240 Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) radar sensor from Banner Engineering features a very narrow 11 by 13 degree beam pattern suitable for monitoring a specific area without detecting adjacent objects.

With two independent adjustable sensing zones, the sensor provides far and near proximity warning signs with the capability to detect objects, both moving and stationary, over 40 meters away. The R-GAGE Q240 provides easy setup and configuration of range, sensitivity and output with simple DIP switches, avoiding the training and complicated PC interface required for many other products.

The sensor also features rugged IP67 housing to withstand harsh environments and ensure reliable performance in temperatures ranging from -40 to 149 °F. The sensor has no moving parts and a rugged design that resists high-shock and vibration conditions. For optimal outdoor performance, the optional snap-on all-weather shield protects against extreme weather conditions and helps shed liquid off the face of the sensor.

Visit Banner Engineering at www.bannerengineering.com