smartmicro offers traffic detection solutions for end users as well as radar sensors for OEM integration. Our radar technology is highly valued by numerous partners worldwide.
Over 75 thousand sensors are already deployed. With more than ten years of experience in the traffic industry, smartmicro is the perfect partner for traffic system providers and system integrators.
Our sensors feature most advanced multi-lane and multi-object tracking. They achieve highest detection performance, excellent counting accuracy and classification of moving and stopped traffic – no matter if the road is straight or curved.
Due to the innovative design, one single smartmicro radar sensor can be utilized for multiple applications: at intersections (stop bar and advance detection), for highway management (counting and classification) or enforcement applications.
Using ultra-high definition (4D/UHD) technology, traffic can be reliably classified in seven classes – pedestrians, bikes, motorcycles, passenger cars, transporters, trucks or buses and long trucks – to enhance safety especially for vulnerable road users.
Radar is the most robust sensing technology and is not affected by dirt, smog, sunlight, wind or sandstorms. Rain and snow have only a small impact on the performance. Our radars are almost unbreakable, rated IP67 and reliably work in environments from -40 to +85°C over a long lifetime.
Using forward-firing radar technology, the mounting position of our non-intrusive sensors is most flexible. They can be installed on existing infrastructure: at the roadside, the corner of an intersection, the median of a highway or on a gantry. The integrated attitude sensor reports pitch and roll angles of the radar and simplifies the setup.
smartmicro sensors undergo a sophisticated end-of-line test and calibration procedure, as well as a burn-in stage after the production. The sensors maintain high accuracy by means of built-in self-calibration functions throughout the entire design life.
Our radar sensors offer fail-safe features. By means of integrated self-calibration and self-diagnosis functions, such as blind and rain detection, misalignment reporting and interference suppression, they ensure dependable operation.
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Unlike older side firing sensors, the modern smartmicro radars use multiple forward firing beams which has many advantages. Vehicles remain inside the field of view for much longer, their position and speed vectors are measured with higher accuracy, and a better classification is achieved. Our radar sensors are the only technology available on the market today that supports precise trajectory tracking of vehicles. Due to their high coverage, vehicle positions can be tracked for up to 300m and over a 100-degree field of view.
Looking along the road, the mounting position is more flexible. On the roadside, at the corner of an intersection, at the median of a highway or on a gantry, whatever sensor position: forward firing provides the best coverage.
Existing infrastructure like traffic light poles or street light poles can be used. Other than for obsolete side-firing radars which usually need a very high mounting position, moderate heights are sufficient. Since vehicles are tracked over a longer period when they drive in the field of view, occlusion rarely happens.
HIGH DEFINITION – 4D/HD
Our radar sensors featuring high definition (4D/HD) technology provide Cartesian coordinates, velocity vector, range, azimuth and elevation angle simultaneously for all traffic objects within the field of view.
Most other radar sensors on the market separate objects by only one parameter, for example either range or speed. Featuring 4D/HD technology smartmicro sensors separate objects by both speed and range. This leads to robust performance especially in dense traffic conditions.
- Measurement in four dimensions
- Separation in speed
- Separation in range
ULTRA-HIGH DEFINITION – 4D/UHD
smartmicro radar sensors featuring ultra-high definition (4D/UHD) technology achieve the highest performance available today and outperform other traffic radars. Our multi-lane 4D object-tacking sensors provide Cartesian coordinates, velocity, heading, length, object ID, class and more details simultaneously for all traffic objects within the field of view.
4D/UHD radar technology enables to separate objects by speed, range and azimuth angle and to measure elevation angles.
Measurement in four dimensions
Separation in speed
Separation in range
Separation in angle
For reliable detection and control of the traffic flow at intersections, typically up to four radar sensors are installed. Those can be operated free of any mutual interference. However, with other, mainly automotive radar sensors in the same area, interference could result in reduced sensitivity and detection range. This may lead to inaccurate traffic detection, which can affect the safety of all road users.
Thus, all smartmicro radar models have integrated interference mitigation. A special algorithm detects and suppresses the interference adaptively. This reliably filters out any false detections and significantly improves the detection rate in scenarios with high interference levels. Also, the interference level is reported as diagnosis information.
HANDLING OF CURVED ROADS
Since many roads are not straight, smartmicro traffic radars support any shape a road may have: not by approximating the road shape with many short straight sections, but by elegantly bending the virtual lanes – just as the real road is shaped.
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To protect the sensor radome surface from adhering rain drops, snow or ice build-up, smartmicro provides shields that can be attached to the sensor.
To facilitate the mounting and adjusting of our sensors, we offer brackets for every sensor model. With our straight brackets, the sensors can easily be mounted on poles while our advanced brackets allow for more varied mounting positions, such as mast arms or luminaries.
Our Serial Relay Option (SRO) module supports any application that requires contact closures attached to the sensor. It features eight configurable solid-state relays which can be chosen as either normally-open (NO) or normally-closed (NC) relays. The eight output channels can be wired to any controller accepting relay or loop detector inputs.
Our cabinet Traffic Management Interface Board (TMIB) connects up to four sensors at an intersection and enables their connection to any type of traffic controller. The data lines from multiple connected radars are made available on one single Ethernet interface. For the US market, there are NEMA TS1/TS2 compliance and SDLC interfaces available. For other markets and controller types, there are 16 opto-isolated contacts available.
The smartmicro Junction Box (JBOX) offers a simple and reliable way to connect our radars to any home-run cable, connecting the sensor to the cabinet. It can accommodate a wide range of cables inside a water-tight sealing and connects the cables to a terminal block. The JBOX also protects the radar from voltage surges and overvoltage.
To enable wired or wireless network operation smartmicro has certified the following recommended communication modules: Moxa NPort 5150a, Moxa OnCell G3150 and Moxa UPort 1150.
The Electronic K-band Target Simulator Doppler Generator EKTSDG-010101 is battery-powered, handheld and portable. It was specifically developed to work with our 24GHz sensors and is capable of simulating a moving target in distances of up to 100m. It can be used for installation, alignment, calibration or function testing of sensors in the field or lab.
TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT CONFIGURATOR
Our simple and intuitive Traffic Management Configurator (TMC) software enables the configuration of single sensors but also entire intersections and highway installations.
The TMC Installation Wizard simplifies the planning and field installation of our radar sensors with an intuitive step-by-step guide. The configuration includes site planning, sensor selection and configuration as well as physically installing the radar at an intersection. With one simple window for settings, and a map for better visualization, the TMC explains all user-friendly settings. It provides unique features such as "local awareness" and "guided alignment", with which our sensors directly provide feedback to the installer about where it is mounted and how well it is physically aligned to cover the area of interest.
*This software is protected against reverse engineering using Themida (a commercial software encryption tool). Some virus scan engines might complain. smartmicro assures that no viruses or any harmful code is contained in the TMC software provided under the link above.
We offer a free demo kit that can be used to test the radar performance under real-world conditions according to your individual needs. Get hands-on experience with your ready-to-run demo kit, consisting of:
smartmicro radar sensor
Other than that, only a power supply and the installation of our free TMC software are needed. In case of questions you can rely on our qualified technical experts for individual support.
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.
For first-time users of smartmicro radar sensors webinars or online trainings can be organized on request. Additionally, we have the know-how to advise you during the project planning and design process or to give personal on-site support. Please feel free to contact us for advice.
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- EKTSDG Setup (168 MB)
- TMC - Version 2.4.4 (85 MB) Note: This software is protected against reverse engineering using Themida (a commercial software encryption tool). Some virus scan engines might complain. smartmicro assures that no viruses or any harmful code is contained in the TMC software provided under the link above.