Downloads

VDR24 Dual-Radar Vehicle Detection Data Sheet

Download the Island Radar data sheet, providing the basic functionality and operating specifications for the SmartSensor-Rail radar sensors and the VDR24 Vehicle Detection Radar controller. Now featuring continuous radar correspondence verification.

GPR14 General Purpose Radar Detection System Data Sheet

Download the GPR14 single-radar, four-zone, General Purpose Radar system data sheet. Deploy anywhere for reliable detection of vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians, trains, and other objects in up to sixteen zones. Now featuring four powered, vital outputs.

VDR24 Radar Installation and Operation Manual - Vehicle Detection

The VDR24 System supports two radars operating with 100% redundancy, providing four output zones of virtually any shape or size. Download the I&O Manual here.

VDR24 Radar Installation and Operation Manual - Train Detection at Interlockers

The VDR24 System supports two radars operating with 100% redundancy, monitoring dead sectoins of interlockers for train presence. Download the I&O Manual here.

Typical Installation and Hookup CAD Drawings

Download V1.2 CAD drawings (.pdf format) showing typical layout and connections for the VDR24 Dual-Radar Vehicle Detection System. Radar location and siting information is provided for gate mast mounting and dedicated pole mounting at four-quadrant gate crossings.

 

Download V1.2 CAD file (.dwg format) showing typical layout and connections for the VDR24 Dual-Radar Vehicle Detection System. This AutoCAD file is also a convenient source for Radar system CAD blocks that may be incorporated into site-specific engineering drawings.

SmartSensor-Rail Firmware, V2.1.0 

The radar sensors' current firmware and libraries are contained in the SmartSensor Manager application (SSM Rail). To load the current firmware into the radar, the most recent version of SSM-Rail, version 2.1.0, needs to be downloaded and installed on the PC that will be used to configure the radar.  Download the most recent SSM-Rail application here, and run the application to install it on the PC - which will also create a convenient desktop shortcut. When connected to a radar, the new SSM-Rail application will prompt you if the radar sensor firmware needs to be upgraded. During the upgrade process, current radar configuration settings are temporarily stored and then re-written into the sensor. Be sure to delete previous versions of SSM-Rail to assure that current firmware is operating in all sensors.

AREMA 2017 - Use of Ultra-Wideband Radar for Train Detection in Islands 

This AREMA paper discusses the use of ultra wideband, micropower impulse radar operating as a train detection system with intrinsically failsafe features. BNSF's Joseph Schnell and Island Radar's Tom Hilleary recently presented this paper at the AREMA 2017 conference.

AREMA 2014 - Use of Microwave Radar for Train Detection at Diamond Crossings 

Reporting on initial installations that utilize radar for train detection in dead sections of diamond crossings, BNSF's Jerry Specht and Island Radar's Tom Hilleary recently presented this paper to the AREMA 20214 conference.

NC State Report - Study of Radar Performance at Norfolk Southern Four Quadrant Gate Crossing Sites 

North Carolina State University, in association with its Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE), is engaged in a long-term performance study on the Island Radar detection system at a number of four quadrant gate crossing warning systems in North Carolina. Here, you can download a copy of a paper recently given by ITRE at the 2014 Global Level Crossing Symposium at the University of Illinois in Urbana, Illinois.