smartmicro radar sensors for airborne applications work under adverse weather and visual conditions. They perform at high forward and vertical speeds and withstand highest shock and vibration levels.
Having attractive unit prices and low installation cost, smartmicro radars are the most cost-effective solutions on the market today. Our maintenance-free sensors not only enable quick installation and configuration but also achieve long lifetimes.
Our altimeters can be mounted invisibly on the belly of the aircraft behind plastic or other non-conductive material. Since housing, radome and connector are waterproof, our radar altimeters can also be mounted without any additional protection.
STATE-OF-THE-ART AIRBORNE SOLUTIONS
BASED ON MOST ADVANCED RADAR TECHNOLOGY
smartmicro airborne radars are based on state-of-the-art 24GHz radar technology. Our sensors operate by sending out a low power microwave beam and capturing all reflections within the antenna beam. Depending on the application, either the shortest distance is reported (altimeter) or a list of all reflectors can be given (proximity warning).
The applied smartmicro radar principle allows precise and stable direct distance measurement at high update rates.
SENSOR DATA INTERFACE
For our airborne radars the physical interfaces RS485 and CAN Bus are available. Our proprietary communication protocol can be utilized for integration in customer systems. We also offer a standard altitude display. If required, the sensor data interface can also be customized, it typically shows the following details:
- Altitude data of height above ground, vertical speed and the status of measurement being valid/invalid
- Sensor status, such as total time, cycle duration and number of cycles
- Self-testing results including all IBIT and CBIT information
Our sensors can be fully remote-controlled by sending commands during the operation. Software updates or modifications can be uploaded to the sensor without disconnection of power cycle.
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All the accessories you need
We recommend the RedLion display which is configured to display either the altitude or the sink rate measured by Micro Radar Altimeters. The display can be connected to the altimeter via RS485 data bus on a plug-and-play basis.
smartmicro brackets are designed to simplify the robust and permanent installation of our airborne radar sensors. Our brackets can be used for flexible three-axis adjustments on an aircraft.
For simplified installation we offer standard cables with RS485 and CAN connectors as well as banana plugs for power supply. They have a length of 10 meters and are UV-resistant.
The robust RS485 to USB adaptor is certified and recommended by smartmicro.
In case of questions you can count on our highly qualified technical experts for individual support. To assist you with any inquiries as quickly as possible our support team is spread on a global scale – with smartmicro experts in North America, Asia and Europe you can rely on our rapid assistance in almost every time zone.