Radar PLC

Overview

Easy, helpfull and useable without previous knowledge

Continental Engineering Services offers a new Radar PLC, as a possibility to control connected radar sensors and display very easy all radar measuring data. With this Tool, the user is able to see what the sensor detects, to monitor the speed and distance of the detected objects. Additionally, the user is also able set and develop filters and access the full range of usability of the Continental Radar Sensors.

Even a newcomer without or with low experience in radar and CAN technology can work with this Radar PLC without deeper knowledge only with logical and normal technical understanding. The Radar PLC is available as 1 channel or 2 channel version to connect one or two radar sensors simultaneously.

Plug & Play

Connect a DVI monitor, plug in a USB mouse and Keyboard, add a 24V DC power supply and of course the radar sensor(s) via the radar sensor connection cable(s) (120 ohms termination as adapter is connected at CAN port and is scope of delivery). A simple, Windows-based user interface provides quick, easy, and efficient operation, providing optimal control over the connected sensors. The Continental Radar PLC is designed to control one or more Continental Radar Sensors (ARS 30X, ARS 40X or SRR 20X) and display the detected objects on a separate monitor.

Working in harmony with connected Radar Sensors

  • Range monitoring and headway control, e.g. of hazardous or non-accessible areas as blind spot and environment recognition at vehicles of every description as mining vehicles, construction machinery, fork lift, tractors, harvester combines (particularly autonomous as AGV, special transporter, module transporter etc.), aircrafts of every description and generally for rail and road traffic and marine technologies
  • Anti-Collision protection for vehicles of every description (particularly autonomous)
  • Area monitoring system for far field, e.g. of hazardous or non-accessible areas
  • Unremarkable object detection by affix a protection cover before it
  • Object detection, e.g. in confusing or unclear areas
  • General distance and speed monitoring

Configuration

  • The Radar PLC does the configuration of the Continental radar sensors.
  • The user has to connect an own screen via DVI, and a keyboard and mouse via USB.
  • One of the radar sensors has to be connected at CAN port via CAN cable-connector by using an additional CAN termination SUB-D 120 ohms.
  • Power Supply has to be connected at 24 V DC or by using the DC/DC converter 12V/24V (scope of delivery) at 12 V DC.
  • One or two of the same or different radar sensors in our portfolio, have to be connected at CAN port via CAN cable-connector by using an additional CAN termination SUB-D 120 ohms – it is scope of delivery.
  • Power Supply has to be connected at 24 V DC or by using a DC/DC converter 12V/24V at 12 V DC.

Filtering

To see only application relevant objects is possible to set filter values for:

  • Size and Reflection (Radar Cross Section RCS)
  • Speed Range
  • Moving Direction
  • Relative Position

Object Detection

  • The radar PLC can be used to configure up to 8 supervision fields for collision detection on the screen
  • If an object moves in this areas on of 8 up to 8 different solid state relays will be triggered

The defined collision supervison fields can be programmed direct to the radar sensor