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.
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
77 GHz device
|Range resolution||4cm||4cm||4GHz bandwidth provide higher range resolution to separate objects in close proximity.|
|Angular resolution||15º||15º||Low angular resolution allows distinguishing small details of an object.|
|Max. range (resolution)||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||Allows non-moving objects to be filtered out to give true detection of people or vehicles.|
|Chirp||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
The starter bundles enables rapid development for IWR6843 mmWave sensor. It includes the carrier card and one standard antenna with 120° x 30° field-of-view. Full debug, emulation, and prototyping is enabled directly through mmWave SDK and tools.
mmWave carrier platform enables a single developments platform for different devices and antenna configurations through antenna plug-in modules.
Now that you’re ready to begin production, access these resources to help you along the way.