Radar sensors enable object detection for outdoor applications

July 24, 2013 // By Julien Happich
Banner Engineering has expanded its line of R-GAGE QT50R radar sensors with four new models to reliably detect moving or stationary objects.

Designed to meet flexible application requirements and weather conditions, the enhanced line of radar sensors are suitable for collision avoidance on mobile equipment, outdoor crane-to-crane proximity detection, high-volume parking and vehicle detection and flatbed or box truck detection at loading docks.

Operating with Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) radar, R-GAGE QT50R sensors provide accurate object detection of stationary and moving targets by providing distance and speed measurement. The sensors function in Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) telecommunication band, with no special license required. For enhanced protection, R-GAGE sensors feature rugged, IP67-rated housing to withstand harsh environments.

The R-GAGE QT50R-AFH offers high-sensitivity together with an adjustable sensing field to ignore objects beyond the set-point.

The R-GAGE QT50R-AF2W comes with an adjustable field and a dual-zone narrow beam pattern that enables two independent, adjustable sensing zones.

The R-GAGE QT50R-AFS unit is more specifically aimed at short range applications with an adjustable sensing field to ignore objects beyond the set-point, for applications such as high-volume car parking and other vehicle detection use.

The R-GAGE QT50R-RH features a retrowave reference signal and output that recognize weak targets in the foreground or for loss of retroreflective target, while ignoring objects in the background beyond the retroflective target. The sensor detects stationary targets with poor or no radar reflection, including flatbed or box trucks at loading docks or overhead sensing of vehicles in exit lanes.

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