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Forward+Traffic Counting and Classification

Accurate count and highest quality speed data. Classification and statistics for up to 8 lanes.

Forward+Incident Detection

Reliably detects stopped vehicles, slowing vehicles and other kind of incidents. 450m range.

Forward+Wrong Way Detection

Automatically measures speed and direction. Reliably finds wrong way driving vehicles.

Smartmicro Forward+ sensors perform counting, classification and deliver traffic statistic data. Looking along the road in a forward firing configuration, up to 8 lanes, dual direction, can be covered. For all traffic objects it provides position and speed vector along with class, lane index and other information for traffic statistic.

Smartmicro Forward+ sensors deliver the highest speed accuracy available today detecting stopped vehicles or wrong way driving.

The latest product family adds 2DHD and 3DHD high resolution detection for highest performance in congested traffic situations, and provides up to 450m detection range.

Installation and alignment is quick and simple, typically using a pole mount position at road side on standard infrastructure (light poles or traffic signs). This saves hardware- and installation cost. Smartmicro Forward+ is the only multi-lane traffic counting sensor which can be gantry mounted. Suitable for permanent or temporary installations, it optionally also provides wrong way detection.

See a summary in our Arterial Management Brochure and our Forward+Brochure.

Smartmicro traffic Radars. Best in class. Engineered and made in Germany.

Traffic Counting and Statistic

For fixed or mobile traffic counting stations, Smartmicro radars provide precise volume and classification data for 4+1 classes, compute and accumulate statistical data including volume, occupancy, average speed, gap, headway and 85th percentile. 
The Smartmicro sensor is the only traffic Radar solution today to feature 2DHD - high definition in range and speed.
Furthermore it allows the most accurate lane specific speedmeasurement on the market.
It can be used in urban installations as well as for the traditional freeway counting stations and works for six lanes and more, two directions
Looking along the road but not perpendicular as older traffic sensors, the mouning position of these new Radars are flexible, either on the road side, at the centre of a highway or on a gantry, whatever sensor position provides the best coverage. No setback is required for roadside pole mount, existing infrastructure like light poles can be used. Other than for older side firing radars which usually have occlusion problems and need a very high mounting position, moderate heights are sufficient here.
The wide field of view enables the user to define up to four measurement (counting) lines inside the field of view.

Since vehicles are tracked over a longer period when they drive in the field of view, the driving behavior of vehicles can be analyzed which helps mitigating occlusions and increases counting accuracy. Moreover, changes in the speed can be monitored which are often an indication for possible incidents

Due to the very low power consumption the sensor can be powered by solar panels or batteries. This makes it the perfect sensor for mobile counting stations. Because of the modular application software design principle, the applications counting and classification, incident- and wrong way detection can be combined.

High performance model: UMRR-0C Type 42 up to 340m (1115ft).
Standard model: UMRR-0A Type 29 Forward + up to 160m (525ft).

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Incident Detection

For incident detection applications, with help of the Event Trigger Module zones of interest can be defined and can be combined with a specific event. 
If for example a car stops in the middle of a road or at the hard shoulder the sensor can send a trigger message
Because of the excellent speed accuracy, and with vehicles being tracked over a long period when they drive in the wide field of view, the driving behavior of vehicles can be analyzed. Even small changes in the speed will be detected immediately, vehicles slowing down are often an indication for possible incidents. No other sensor technology, not even loops, are able to provide this information.

The transmission to the control center of real time occupancy and the very precise average speed parameters makes it possible for freeway monitoring systems to determine if and where a vehicular accident happened. Because of the modular application software design principle, the applications counting and classification, incident- and wrong way detection can be combined.

High performance model: UMRR-0C Type 40 up to 450m (1476ft).
Standard model: UMRR-0A Type 29 up to 160m (525ft).

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Wrong Way Detection

While wrong way driving is one of the most dangerous situations, such situations can be detected easily, reliably and very quickly with Smartmicro traffic radars.
Measuring speed very accurately, for both directions, for up to six lanes, the Radar's application software will find and report wrong way drivers immediately.
On/Off ramps can be monitored as well. The sensor can easily be integrated into existing or future warning systems.
Because of the modular application software design principle, the applications counting and classification, incident- and wrong way detection can be combined.

High performance model: UMRR-0C Type 40 up to 450m (1476ft).
Standard model: UMRR-0A Type 29 up to 160m (525ft).

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Ramp Metering

On freeway ramps Smartmicro Radar sensors are used to adaptively control the freeway access from the ramp. The sensor is capable of measuring the demand and the capacity simultaneously, can count traffic and measure the speed.
Standard model: 

High performance model: UMRR-0C Type 42 up to 340m (1115ft).
Standard model: UMRR-0A Type 29 up to 160m (525ft).

Sensor Models and Data Sheets
Additional Information

New UMRR-0C models

All UMRR-0C models feature

Min. Range 1.5m. Accuracy typ. < ±2.5%.
Speed Interval ±0.36km/h (±0.1m/s) to ±300km/h (±83.34m/s).
Accuracy typ. < ±1km/h (±0.28m/s).
Cycle Time: 70ms. Power: 7...32V; 
RS485 and Ethernet interface.

UMRR-0C Type 40 Forward + 2DHD

Very long range wide beam sensor for arterial management (8 lanes).
Detection range 350m (passenger car, boresight).
Angle interval ±18° (Azimuth) x ±6° (Elevation).

Download Data Sheet (PDF)

English

UMRR-0C Type 42 Forward + 3DHD

Long range extra wide beam sensor for arterial management (8 lanes).
Detection range 250m (passenger car, boresight).
Angle interval ±50° (Azimuth) x ±8° (Elevation).

Download Data Sheet (PDF)

English

Our UMRR-0A models

All UMRR-0A models feature

Min. Range 1.5m. Accuracy typ. < ±2.5%.
Speed Interval ±0.36km/h (±0.1m/s) to ±320km/h (±83.34m/s).
Accuracy typ. < ±1km/h (±0.28m/s).
Cycle Time: 50ms. Power: 7...32V; 3.7W.

Additional features and interfaces are available with the UMRR-0F models, see datasheets

UMRR-0A Type 29 Forward +

Long range wide beam sensor for arterial management (4-6 lanes, narrower field of view).
Detection range 160m (passenger car, boresight). Optional 180m. 
Angle interval ±18° (Azimuth) x ±6° (Elevation).
Size: 11.0 x 9.9 x 3.1 cm (W x H x D). Weight: 330g.

UMRR-0A Type 30 Forward+

Medium range wide beam sensor for arterial management (6 lanes, wider field of view).
Detection range 105m (passenger car, boresight).
Angle interval ±35° (Azimuth) x ±8° (Elevation).
Size: 9.5 x 8.5 x 3.1 cm (W x H x D). Weight: 295g. 

Sensor Interface (Relay)

Event trigger module signals: per lane presence trigger, wrong direction trigger, ETA trigger, speed trigger or combination of those. 

  

Relay Contacts / RS485 / CAN Bus / Ethernet.

See interface options data sheet (pdf) for more details.
Communication protocols: Smartmicro, SDLC.

Physical Interface (Digital)

All event trigger module signals.
Count and statistic data per lane and per class: Headway, Gap, Volume, Occupancy, Avg. Speed, 85p Speed.
Object list: position(x,y), speed (x,y), class, object number for each tracked object.
Status: total time, cycle duration, number of cycles and more.
Self test results: BIT information.
Commands: sensor can be fully remote controlled by sending commands during operation.
Software upload in system: no disconnection or power cycle required.

TMC Easy Mode Software

The new TMC (Traffic Management Configurator) Easy Mode Installation Wizard makes planning and field installation of sensors simple, as an intuitive step-by-step guide starting with site planning over sensor selection and configuration to physically installing the radar at an intersection. Just one simple window for settings, and a map for the visualization, Easy Mode helps and explains all settings. Remarkable features are "local awareness" and "guided alignment", meaning that the sensor itself provides feedback to the installer about where it is mounted and how well it is physically aligned/pointed towards the area of an intersection which shall be covered.

See TMC Easy Mode page.

 

 

Accessories

Cabinet cards: NEMA TS1 and TS2 compatible interface cards for traffic cabinets to connect up to 4 sensors.
Field controllers.
3G and 4G communication modules. Ethernet communication modules.
Adjustable pole mount, mast arm mount brackets.
Alignment and installation tools, target simulators.
Cables, junction boxes, lightning protection.
See accessories page.