SVS installs radar-based MOVA solution for traffic lights in Taunton
ITS (UK) member Smart Video and Sensing has delivered another MOVA (Microprocessor Optimised Vehicle Actuation) site using the smartmicro UMRR11 multilane radar.
Working with JSTSM on behalf of Somerset County Council, two radar were installed on the busy A38 Wellington Road/Castle Street junction in Taunton. The radar monitors multiple lanes and were programmed for all MOVA loops on both carriageways in two directions as well as providing right turn demand at the junction.
The set-up was configured via Wi-Fi which allows modifications and additions to me made to the installed programme within the radar detector, such as enabling consultants to make adjustments to the ’virtual’ loops size and positions.
Siemens Traffic engineers facilitated the installation in Taunton working alongside the commissioning engineers from SVS.
The UMRR11 has multi-target capability. The sensor can detect up to 128 objects over 4 lanes of traffic within the field of view at any one time. The sensor measures range, radial speed, horizontal and vertical angle, reflectivity and more parameters of multiple stationary and moving ‘targets’ simultaneously. It is capable of high definition (4D/HD), where HD resolution means that the sensor can separate objects by their speed and distance to the sensor. The UMRR11 radar sensor is almost unaffected by weather, temperature, or lighting conditions.
(Picture – Smart Video and Sensing)