Industrial mmWave radar sensors – Robotics
Smarter Robotics through mmWave Radar Sensing
TI’s mmWave sensor enables intelligent sensing at the edge by integrating accurate sensing with real-time decision making and processing on a single chip helping further accelerate the adoption of robotic systems. These 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 device performance with IWR6843 AOP||mmWave device performance with IWR6843||mmWave device performance with IWR1x43||Application benefit|
|Frequency band||60-64GHz||60-64GHz||77-81GHz||Choice of open band enabling smarter robotics in factories and buildings|
|Hardware||IWR6843AOP EVM||IWR6843 starter bundle||IWR1443BOOST/ IWR1843BOOST|
|Example Max. Velocity||5m/s (0.6 m/s)||5m/s (0.6 m/s)||5m/s (0.6 m/s)||Ground speed sensing useful in applications where wheels can slip|
|Example Max. Range (resolution)||10 m (0.047m)||10 m (0.047m)||10 m (0.047m)||Detect various objects at different ranges|
|Example Max. Field of view||120º (15º angular resolution)||120º (15º angular resolution)||Accurate sensing of surrounding to detect and avoid approaching objects or people from multiple directions across industrial sites|
Evaluate TI’s mmWave radar sensors by purchasing the evaluation module and leveraging the experiments and labs, and referencing our Robotics TI Design
IWR6843 evaluation module kit with antenna design enabling robotics applications
IWR6843 AOP EVM is a small form-factor evaluation module with integrated antenna-on-package technology.
This reference design enables evaluation of full autonomous robotics with mmWave sensing (including the Sitara processor) and enables rapid development of robotics applications by leveraging TI’s hardware and software components.
Now that you are ready to begin production, access these resrorces to help you along the way.