Industry 4.0, smart factory and smart cities are the keywords of the technology of the present and future days.In this growing market, technologies capable of perceive the environment autonomouslyoperating without being dependent on weather, temperature and light condition are increasingly in demand. Radar technology is well suited among laser, infrared, thermic or visible cameras. In fact, radar is a very robusttechnology for both indoor and outdooruse. Radars are completely independent of ambient and object temperatures, they can operate in dirt, rain, fog and snow conditions. Also, a radar cannot record nor stores any image of people, making such technology fully compliant with any privacy protection laws.Radar technology is thereby becoming increasingly important and the technical possibilities and requirements are rapidly evolving. The main functionalities of radar technologies allow for the measurement of distance, speed, direction of movement and angular position of objects or people with single or multi-target capability. Such functionalities enable the radar use for many applications:
Transport: road traffic optimization and management, parking space monitoring, tracking is also used to determine the movement behavior of vehicles. All these information contribute to increase safety and efficiency in road traffic.
Security: motion detectors in alarm systems, access controls, moving people or object counting. Also, open area, critical infrastructure, boundaries and fences can be monitored and protected. Thus, the number or direction of movement can be provided and the permissible objects limited through the large detection area of the radars.
Level metering: level of solids and liquids can be measured with high accuracy. This enables radar to be used in tanks, pipes and also in open areas to measure levels and tides in harbors, lakes and rivers. Not only the water level, but also the flow speed can be measured, even in challenging environments.
Thanks to our highly skilled team, ECHOES is the perfect partner or supplier to design and develop innovative radar sensors that are becoming main actors in the industrial and automation sector. From the customer’s needs and requirements, ECHOES can contribute to the innovation process bringing new capabilities in many automation and industrial measurement tasks even in harsh environments or outdoors with maximum reliability.The B2B business model adopted in ECHOES allows for the design and development of hardware/software radar solutions tightly coupled with the customer-specific requirements focusing on the benefits for the end users. ECHOES provides radar solutions highly modular, scalable and fully integrable with other sensors or machines.