Radarxense Broadway technology
Posted: March 27, 2014
Radarxense has a vast experience in developing tracking radars. The Broadway range bring this technology is to the traffic monitoring market.
The first broadway product introduced is the RXS-TR-10
The design goals were:
– Easy installation (both roadside and gantry)
– Simple, industry standard communication protocols
– Small form factor
– Rugged, IP67 housing
– Unbeaten cost/performance ratio
One single 10 x 10 cm radar can measure traffic in minimal 4 lanes. The output of the radar is a RS422 telegram, consisting of speed information and a X and Y position relative to the radar. This allows an easy integration in the complete monitoring system.
The detection range of the radar is up to 70 Meters and the speed accuracy is better then 5%. The efficiency of the radar strongly depends on the installation, roadside installation will result in a lower efficiency due to blocking/shadowing of vehicles in the first lane. The highest efficiency (> 95 %) will be achieved with a gantry installation.
Once the Radar is installed and switched on, an auto calibration procedure is started automatically.
This procedure will run until the y values reach a constant level. This allows the radar to pass on information on the lane in which a vehicle is driving (one can derive the lane from the y-value which the radar passes on).
During the auto calibration phase the radar will output a counter value. This allows the user to clearly identify if the radar is in calibration mode or in monitoring mode.
The radar has a small form factor. It just measures 10 x 10cm and it has a single output connector.