A detection system serves as collision protection by detecting objects and people and therefore preventing accidents but also damage to your vehicles, warehouse, etc.
We can not expect that a driver can keep an eye on everything during the work process. A detection system helps the driver with this and sends a signal (beacon, buzzer, etc.) to attract his attention at the moment of detection.
In our product range we offer two different object detection systems namely R.O.D. and ODCA. The big difference between the two is that R.O.D. works with radio waves and ODCA with infra red technology.
R.O.D. or Radar Object Detection
The aim of a radar system is to attract the attention of the driver in case of danger by means of a signal and to notify third parties.
R.O.D. uses the FMCW technology to detect stationary as well as moving objects.
Their are 3 different detection zones pre-set to which we can link different actions (beacon, buzzer, slow down the vehicle, etc.) The system can be linked to a camera system or be used as a stand alone. When you choose to link the radar system to a camera, you will receive a warning on the screen whether or not combined with a buzzer or other action.
The original R.O.D. has a detection field of 100°. We now offer a different variety with which we can adapt the width. It is even possible to install 2 sensors and to set them up individually. That way we increase the deployment options.
Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) radar technology
Large field of view 100° and up to 12m or field of 56° (adjustable width)
Detects stationary as well as moving objects
Works effectively with poor visibility, cold, heat, etc.
Up to 3 pre-set detection zones
Linked to a vision solution or as a stand alone
Multiple radar systems per vehicle possible
Different actions possible
Attract the attention of the driver and notify third parties in case of danger
ODCA or Object Detection & Collision Avoidance
ODCA or Object Detection & Collision Avoidance is a V2S solution to detect objects and to prevent collisions.
This system can be used in de construction business, transport and logistics (airports, ports, warehouses and so on), agriculture,...
The ODCA solution mainly works with ToF technology.
This ensures the detection of objects with a clear 3D image.
The system uses modulated infrared light which is reflected on the PMD sensor. We measure the speed at which the infrared light returns after refection on objects. This determines the distance.
The system has 1024 pixels. Therefore we can detect up to 20 objects. The system even detects faults caused by dirt or water.
The ODCA solution can be used for different purposes: supervision of your property, guidance of a vehicle between lines, monitoring of distance between different vehicles, object recognition, tracking of reflectors, aid with positioning, warning for possible collisions.
The solution also offers several options in use.
Thanks to the optional integrated 2D camera you can get a VGA image with a 3D overlay.
The ODCA solution can also be teamed up with our 9" multi-vision monitor with a camera and integrated DVR. The alarm is triggered by the ODCA-system which activates a 15 second buzzer before the trigger.
Below you can see a demonstration of height and distance control with a 3D sensor for vehicles at the airport.
A special application of ODCA is our solution for small aisles named SATCA( Small Aisle Truck Collision Avoidance). Here we use our solution for object detection in small aisles which prevents collisions.
Fast (40ms) because of the use of infrared light
Accurate (up to 5 to 10 cm depending on the distance)
Large field of view (60m) which let's the driver react fast
No lighting needed thanks to the infrared light
Also works in bright sunlight
3D instead of 2D
No time intensive image processing/matching
Up to 3 actions possible (buzzer, light, lowering speed) at 3 different distances
Recognizes up to 20 object (ranked on positie, dimension, distance to vehicle)
With ODCA we can now specifically work with reflectives so that the system only detects in a pre-set zone. Here too we can divide the area into 3 subzones and adjust the width. Anything that falls and reflects outside that zone will then not be detected and wont activate an output. Within the detection area we can activate different actions depending on in which zone a reflective is detected.
As with the ordinary ODCA, which detects everything, the outputs can be controlled in function of the direction in which the vehicle is moving. So no unnecessary warnings (=overkill) ODCA REFLECTIVE does not use active tags and detects at a sufficient distance so that the driver has enough time to react/intervene.
With controle from the machine, you can even switch from "detecting everything" to "detecting only reflective materials" and vice versa.
Below is a demonstration of the ODCA REFLECTIVE at a fair.
Detection area and zones completely customizable
Detects only in the direction of travel
Detects reflective objects (if in te pre-set zone)
Quick (40ms) by the use of infrared light
From 50 cm to ...
Up to 3 actions possible (buzzer, light, speed reduction) at 3 different distances