mmWave IWR - sensors for agriculture and construction equipment
TI’s industrial mmWave sensing solutions for heavy machinery such as off-highway vehicles enable precise monitoring through all light and weather conditions for optimal driver assistance and collision control.
The obstacle detection sensor technology placed on a machine avoids collision with obstacles placed or approaching the machine.
Learn the basics of mmWave sensors for agricultural and construction machinery:
Object range detection using short range radar
|EVM measured range (m)|
|Coins (quarters) or small metalic objects|
Benefits of mmWave for agricultural and construction equipment
mmWave device performance with ||Application benefit|
|Tuning range||76-81 GHz||Narrow beam to avoid clutter and provide higher rangeand velocity resolution|
|Range (resolution)||80 m (35cm)||Detect various objects at different ranges|
|Velocity (resolution)||90 kmph (50 cm/s)||Ground speed sensing useful in applications where wheels can slip with high velocity resolution algorithms|
|Field of view (resolution)||120º (15º angular resolution)||ARM safety curtain to maintain a no-entry curtain or zone around the equipment|
|Number of objects detected||30 (80 m+ at 40 cm resolution, +/-60 deg)||Accurate sensing of surrounding to detect and avoid approaching objects or people from multiple directions across fields and construction sites|
Evaluate TI’s mmWave radar sensors by purchasing the evaluation module and leveraging the experiments and labs, and referencing our short range radar TI Designs.
Single-chip sensor evaluation platform with integrated MCU and DSP for fully programmable algorithm development.
Experience mmWave sensor performance first hand and recreate demonstrations by following the heavy machinery experiments and labs.
Designed for robust, short range sensing for objects up to 80 m and ADAS applications.
Reference design includes: design guide, power-optimized software, schematics and layout, and chirp configurations.
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