PE PDH
PDH Online

Innovative Scanning Antenna Systems for Advanced Recognition of Rail Collision Obstacle Detection and Automobile Collision Avoidance

Credit: 3 PDH or CE Hours
Course Fee: $45.00
22 pages

Course Summary:

The innovative Spinning Grating Antenna developed as a result of this course is a low-cost millimeter wave (MMW) antenna that can be applied to collision avoidance systems for both railroads and automobiles. The antenna is unique in that it uses the optical phenomenon of diffraction to define and steer a beam of MMW energy. Unlike electronically steered antennas and more traditional gimbaled antennas, the Spinning Grating antenna is both low in cost and reliable, ideal features for the transportation market. This technology was first developed for radar imaging systems for aircraft autonomous landing guidance.

Learning Objective:

  • APPLICATIONS OF THE SCANNING ANTENNA TO RAIL COLLISION OBSTACLE DETECTION
  • APPLICATIONS OF THE SCANNING ANTENNA TO AUTOMOBILE COLLISION WARNING
  • MMW SCANNING ANTENNA
  • SENSOR CONCEPTS
  • ESTIMATED PRODUCTION COSTS OF THE SPINNING GRATINGTM ANTENNA
  • PLANS FOR IMPLEMENTATION

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Course Content

Course Author: Transportation Research Board

 

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