Sensors Expo 2018: Short Range Radar Sensor Minds The Roads

Making its debut at Sensors Expo 2018 in San Jose, CA, OmniPreSense Corporation’s newest radar sensor sports a smaller form factor and FCC modular approval. The OPS242 is 30% smaller than the previous OPS241 radar sensor, supporting space constrained applications. The OPS242 also provides FCC modular approval to simplify customer development and speed release to production. With a detection range of 10m for people and up to 25m for cars, the OPS242 is an ideal solution for traffic monitoring systems.

 

The OPS242 short-range radar detects motion, reporting speed and direction of objects in its field of view. With a top detection speed greater than 140mph, the OPS242 can handle the fastest of car traffic. A simple application programming interface (API) provides direct control of the OPS242, allowing changes to reported units (m/s, mph, etc.), transmitted power, and other useful settings.

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New for the API is the reporting of multiple objects in the sensors field of view. As many as 9 different reports for speed and magnitude are available. Magnitude information consists of size, reflectivity, and distance information for the objects detected. This is most beneficial for traffic monitoring solutions. Multi-object detect is yet another feature that competitive solutions such a passive infrared (PIR) or ultrasonic sensors cannot provide.

 

The OPS242 is priced at $189 in single unit quantities and will ship in August. The company demonstrated the OPS242 at Sensor Expo 2018, booth #1411, held in San Jose June 27-28th. For more details, checkout the OPS242 datasheet.

 

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