KiloLambda's Proximity Sensor is an electro-optical sensor subsystem that optically detects fast moving objects from distances ranging from a few centimeters to several meters. The sensor is based on several optical source-detector pairs, supported by analog and digital electronic circuits. The sensor combines proprietary noise reduction techniques in both the optical and electronic layers. These result in improved signal to noise ratio (SNR), which allows for fast and highly accurate response. Consequently, detection of fast moving objects is possible. Moreover, the sensor is capable of being deployed on fast-moving platforms, as it is small, lightweight and can withstand extremely high accelerations.
Additional features that can be incorporated in the Proximity Sensor include microprocessor control, which allows for advanced algorithms, data logging and data transfer to peripheral units. Also, the multiplicity of source-detector pairs allows for built-in redundancy.
Fast detection (down to 10usec)
Detection ranging from few centimeters to 20 meters
Precise (resolution down to 1cm range at high speed)
Reliable, with built-in redundancy
Sun blind protection
Single or multiple detection points
Possible detection in different directions or for surface entry
Small dimensions - typically a few centimeters length in each axis
Structure could be customized
Integrated CPU - optional
Built-in-test (BIT) - optional
Firm structure endures high accelerations and excessive environmental conditions