mmWave IWR – Safety Guards
With factories becoming smarter, man and machine work “hand in hand”. In this scenario, to reduce possibility of potential hazards if there is a flaw or bug in automation, incident management through Safety Guards is becoming important. TI’s Industrial mmWave sensors can be used for high accuracy occupancy detection and collision avoidance, where the position and velocity of people can be used to trigger systems when a person or an object is in proximity of a machine. mmWave sensors bring additional value by seeing in challenging environments, such as poor lighting and dusty factory conditions. These features make mmWave the obvious choice for sensing considering privacy and solution complexity to enable intelligence and at-the-edge decision-making. In addition to the above, the Antenna on Package’s wide field of view, small form factor and simplified design and manufacturing process, users can now take their robotics solutions to the next level in sensing.
Check out these documents below to learn the basics of mmWave sensors for Safety Guards.
mmWave benefits for safety guard applications
|mmWave device performance with IWR1443||
60 GHz device
60 GHz device
77 GHz device
|Range resolution||4cm||4cm||4cm||4GHz bandwidth provide higher range resolution to separate objects in close proximity.|
|Angular resolution||30º||15º||15º||Low angular resolution allows distinguishing small details of an object.|
|Max. Range (resolution)||10m (0.12m)||10m (0.12m)||10m (0.15m)||Used as and Area Scanner or an Arm safety curtain to maintain a no-entry curtain or zone radially around the equipment.|
|Max. Field of View (resolution)||120º (15º angular resolution)||120º (15º angular resolution)||Wider area detection and tracking of multiple moving objects as people for incident management.|
|Static clutter removal||Yes||Yes||Yes||Allows non-moving objects to be filtered out to give true detection of people or vehicles.|
|Chirp||Sample chirp configurations||Sample chirp configurations||Sample chirp configurations|
Evaluate TI’s mmWave radar sensors by purchasing the evaluation module and leveraging the experiments and labs, and referencing our Safety Guard TI Design
IWR6843 evaluation kit with antenna design enabling for wall-mounted or side-facing applications
IWR6843 AOP EVM is a small form-factor evaluation module with integrated antenna-on-package technology.
The TIDEP-01010 reference design leverages TI single-chip millimeter-wave (mmWave) technology to implement an area scanner capable of zone occupancy detection and localization in 3D space.
Now that you’re ready to begin production, access these resources to help you along the way.