Continental Engineering Services distributes Industrial Radar Sensors

Nowadays, innovative Radar technology is common in an increasingly wide range of uses. They were originally developed for military purposes, but are now primarily used in the automotive and industrial sectors where the focus lies mainly on monitoring, collision avoidance, or object approach.

Continental Engineering Services (CES) has developed the Continental Radar Sensors, which have been tried and tested in automotive mass production for various applications outside the automotive industry. For example, they are used for measuring raw materials on conveyor belts, for determining fill levels, for the protection of safety-related areas, for docking operations on passenger boarding bridges on airport aprons, or accurate loading of containers as well as detecting objects and pedestrians in road traffic.

Radar Sensors are especially suitable for such applications as they also work in poor light conditions, are not affected by pollution, and require practically no maintenance. Speeds, distances, relative movements, and angles can be accurately determined.

Powerful signal algorithms provide multi-dimensional object detection and evaluation. The electronics used make Radar Sensors intelligent, powering a wide range of features. The determined and prepared data can initiate various actions based on requirements: for example, vehicles and machines can be brought to a stop, areas can be lit up, or avoidance maneuvers can be initiated as well as mere warnings.

The Frankfurt-based development service provider carries out feasibility studies and measurement campaigns whilst ensuring that the system configuration is ideally suited to the relevant purpose. The company also develops and applies Radar Sensor systems for new, client-specific applications on request. In this case, mechanical, thermal, and electrical factors are taken into account and software is adapted for the relevant purpose where necessary. Furthermore, the sensor specialists also ensure that CAN bus communications are smooth, via which the other components can be integrated into a complete system. This means various actions can be initiated after an object has been detected.

The efficiency of individual systems can be tested and documented in an in-house Radar measurement chamber. If necessary, the sensor units can be shielded with a customized Radar dome.

The Continental Radar Sensors from Continental Engineering Services satisfy the stringent quality requirements of the automotive industry regarding impermeability, temperature resistance, or vibration behavior, can be readily integrated and have been successfully used in over millions of mass-produced vehicles.

Technical overview

  • Supply voltage: 12/24 V
  • Interface: CAN high speed 500 kbit/s
  • Range: from 0.2 to 1,200 m
  • Tightness class: IP 6k7
  • Temperature range: -40°C to 85°C
  • Speed measurement: up to 200 km/h
  • Radar frequency: 77 GHz
  • Weight: approx. 320 g
  • Dimensions (installation space):
    138 mm x 91 mm x 31 mm

Functional overview

  • Simultaneous recognition of several stationary and moving objects with a relative speed of -400 to 200 km/h
  • Determination of expanded object features
  • Classification of moving objects as vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian
  • Dual Scan provides long-range detection (up to 170 or 250 m) and an extended field of vision (FoV) at close range with high-distance resolution
  • Configurable output of up to 250 clusters or 100 tracked objects via the CAN bus
  • Optional filtering of the object list based on object features
  • Installation is possible on stationary or mobile platforms with optional inputs for variables such as sensor speed, yaw rate, etc.
  • Internal controller unit for additional software functions. This means that a merger with, for example, camera-based sensor data is possible.

Clients can see an overview of the various sensor types at our Industrial Radar Sensor page.

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