Sensing Products

mmWave IWR – Applications

Industrial

TI's portfolio of single-chip mmWave sensors enable highly accurate results in a wide range of industrial applications like level transmitting, drones, and traffic monitoring.

 

Factory Automation & Control

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Level Transmitter High accuracy range detection from the sensor to the fluid level in various size tanks from 1m to 100m+ driven by highly-linear, continuous 4GHz chirp, reducing errors in volume measurement. TIDEP-0091 IWR1443

Level sensing using IWR mmWave sensors (video)

Fluid-level sensing using 77 GHz millimeter wave (white paper)

Industrial Transport

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Traffic Sensors Detection of traffic and pedestrians through all light and weather conditions, at distances over 100m, and with accurate range and velocity information for intelligent reporting and decision making engines that can both locate and classify traffic around them. TIDEP-0090 IWR1642

Traffic monitoring demonstration using IWR mmWave sensors (video)

Robust traffic and intersection monitoring using millimeter wave sensors (white paper)

Using mmWave sensors for traffic and intersection monitoring (video)

Motor Drives

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Non-military Drones Small, lightweight sensors that determine the range, velocity and angle of objects around the drone. Regardless of environmental conditions detect power lines at 80+ meters and determine the difference between ground, water and metal. TIDEP-0090 IWR1642IWR1443

Drone ground vs. water detection demonstration using IWR mmWave sensors (video)

Increase drone productivity using IWR mmWave sensors (video)

Drone altitude measurement demonstration using TI mmWave sensors (video)

Using mmWave sensors to enhance drone safety and productivity (white paper)

Material Handling (Forklifts, Warehouse Robots, etc.,) IWR mmWave sensors can detect range, velocity and angle of motorized lifts, trucks or robots to act more intelligently with the surroundings and the people in it without regard to lighting, dust, fog or frost. IWR1642 Material handling using IWR mmWave sensors (video)

Building Automation

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IP Network Camera Sensing intelligence from mmWave can reduce costs in security personnel, network bandwidth, and server storage, by allowing a network camera to dynamically turn on/off a video stream, trigger intelligent alerts, or pan, tilt, and focus a camera on the exact location of a target.  IWR1642IWR1443   Security and surveillance using IWR mmWave sensors (video)
Video Doorbell mmWave Sensors allow sensing applications to conserve power and minimize false detection by only triggering an alert when people or objects move into a specific zone of interest or at a specific speed. IWR1642IWR1443 Security and surveillance using IWR mmWave sensors (video)
Motion Detector (PIR, uWave, etc.) mmWave Sensors go beyond simple motion detection in occupancy sensors for indoor and outdoor applications to reduce false detection and build intelligent alerts based on position and behavior. IWR1642IWR1443 Security and surveillance using IWR mmWave sensors (video)