Radar sensor is designed to measure the range and bearing to objects
in its line of sight with high sensitivity. If the radar is placed
at a suitable point on a vehicle it can be used to detect obstacles,
such as people or rocks, in a vehicle's path. This usually involves
positioning the sensor 1 to 2m from the ground on the front of the
A radar sensor
can provide a useful safety sensor for operation at night, in bad
weather or as an aid to the driver on manually operated vehicles.
Autonomously guided vehicles (AGVs) are increasingly being investigated
for use in mines, ports
and other unstructured environments.
vehicle operation the obstacle detection system is the only means
of detecting obstructions, including personnel, in the vehicle's
path. Navtech's sensor has been used on autonomously guided vehicles
and is ideally suited for field operation, where the radar measurements
are unaffected by rain, dust or fog.
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