Designed to guide users in the understanding and use of Toposens smart ultrasonic sensor technology, the ECHO ONE® development kit (DK) enables collision avoidance in autonomous platforms, area surveillance, presence detection and ADAS applications. The DK platform gives you the flexibility to evaluate the sensor in line with the demands of your project.
The Toposens 3D echolocation sensor works by combining the time-of-flight principle of conventional ultrasonic sensors with triangulation and advanced signal processing algorithms.
A CAN communication interface aids ease of integration, along with three software packages C++ library, a ROS implementation package and the cross-platform Toposens 3D visualiser.
With this development kit, you will be able to demonstrate and validate the functionality and performance of the highly accurate Echo One 3D collision avoidance sensor, including 3D multi-object detection (including complex and transparent objects) ultra-wide field-of-view and considerable detection range.
3D multi-object detection – generate 3D echolocations (x/y/z) of the environment
Ultra short-range detection – 3D data from 20 cm
Ultra-wide field-of-view – up to 180° at short-range, 110° at 3 metres (horizontal)
Best in class detection capability – detects dark, transparent, complex and small objects
Highly robust – rugged IP67 protection, and immunity to lighting conditions
Compact design and flexible mounting – flat housing design and multiple fixing options
Simple software integration – CAN and ROS driver delivering x,y,z data output
Low power consumption – 2.2 W average for greater uptime
|Ultrasonic frequency||~40 kHz|
|Frame rate||Up to ~20 Hz (adjustable)|
|3D operating range||20 – 300 cm|
|Horizontal FoV||20 – 60 cm up to ± 90°|
60 – 300 cm up to ± 55°
|Vertical FoV||20 – 60 cm up to ± 90°|
60 – 300 cm up to ± 25°
|Communication interface||CAN 2.0A. Default data rate 1 Mbit/s|
(other data rates/interfaces on request)
Target was a 7.5cm wide, 100 cm tall pole located in front of the sensor
|Dimensions||12.2 x 6.8 x 2.3 cm|
|Weight||0.253 Kg including cable|
|Protection class (sensor unit)||IP67|
|Fixed sensor cable||D-sub 15 female (others on request)|
85 cm length
|Nominal supply voltage||12 V|
|Supply voltage range||6 – 28 V|
|Power consumption||2.2 W (at 12 V)|
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