AGD launches advanced FMCW radar
Ian Hind of AGD with the 318 detection system
Visitors to AGD’s stand at this year’s Intertraffic will see for themselves the firm’s most advanced FMCW intelligent radar detection system to date. AGD’s ‘318’ has been developed to detect and monitor vehicles in single lanes or highways and can track multiple vehicle targets simultaneously in both directions, providing range, speed and occupancy measurement to monitor and control traffic flow.
Boasting a Bluetooth-enabled GUI, authorities can easily configure customised, reliable detection positions for their urban applications. And there is a serial RS422 interface in the high-end version for real-time provision of highways traffic data. The 318’s advanced detection algorithms make it suitable for both urban and inter-urban use.
Applications range from strategic detection and congestion management on highways, wrong-way detection on entry and exit slip roads, all-red clearance detection at intersections, dedicated filter lane detection and even dual track detection for the rail network.
“The 318 offers a unique and distinct offering to the market,” explains AGD’s Ian Hind. “Precision and accuracy is vital in this industry and during manufacture, we ensure the 318’s range measurement capability is calibrated against a true range target simulation on our Hyperion testing equipment. And on-street performance is guaranteed with its internal radar self-test routines from the in-built target simulator.”
With on-street trials now completed across the globe in Canada, France, Taiwan, South Africa, Greece and Qatar as well as in the UK, feedback has been extremely positive and AGD is in dialogue with key clients and global industry partners for a full roll out throughout 2014.