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3D Ultrasound Sensor

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Toposens develops 3D sensors based on ultrasound. The sensor uses the principle of echolocation, just like a bat, to detect 3D positions of objects and people in real time. Compared to existing alternatives, e.g. 3D cameras and 3D laser systems, the 3D ultrasound sensors has many important advantages: It is small, lightweight and uses very little energy. Further, the sensor is very robust (changing lighting conditions, reflecting surfaces, dirt or dust are no problem) and effectively protects people's privacy, because it does not identify them. The sensor is also less expensive than optical systems, because it does not need any costly components. The true power of 3D ultrasound sensors can be realized in the near-field perception.

The 3D ultrasound sensor can be used for various use-cases. Toposens newest sensor unit: The Automotive DevKit is optimized for the field of automotive. The Automotive DevKit can be mounted onto autonomous vehicles, wehere it will map its environment, detecting both still and moving objects. Features such as improved collision avoidance (reverse AEB) and fully automated parking can be realized.Further the sensors can be applied in the car interior, to determine the number and position of passengers present.

The ultrasound sensor TS ALPHA can also be used for collision avoidance of mobile robots as well as for further industrial applications.

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