Continental ARS 308

  • Interface Name

    continental-ars

  • Supported Since

    V2.0.0-b.1

  • Sensor Communication Protocol

    CAN

  • PolySync Sensor Type

    80

  • PolySync Configuration

    * [Define the node](https://help.polysync.io/releases/2.0.8//articles/add-a-sensor-node/) in the SDF Configurator
    * [Locate the CAN hardware and circuit identifiers](https://help.polysync.io/releases/2.0.8//articles/parse-can-hardware-and-circuit-identifiers)
    * Copy the hardware and circuit IDs into the nodes entry in the SDF Configurator “IO Parameters” section
    * [Run the Dynamic Driver interface](https://help.polysync.io/releases/2.0.8//articles/manually-starting-nodes/)

  • Driver Notes

    * SDF sensor configuration’s serial number must match the sensor’s serial number in order to validate
    * -t perform a validation test on the Continental ARS interface [optional]
    * -a get the Continental ARS output type (tracks or targets). [optional]
    * -b get the Continental ARS measurement range setting (50 – 200 meters). [optional]
    * -d get the Continental ARS power saving mode (true or false). [optional]
    * -f set the Continental ARS output type tracks (0) or targets (1). [optional]
    * -g set the range configuration on the Continental ARS interface (50-200 meters).
    * -j set Continental ARS power saving mode. False(0), True(1).

  • (OEM) Sensor Description

    Typical areas of application:

    * Simple anti-collision protection for vehicles of every description (particularly autonomous)
    * Headway control also for far field (vehicles of every description as cranes, construction machinery, fork lifts, tractors, harvester combines….particularly autonomous as AGV, special transporter, module transporter…)
    * Collision avoidance cranes of every description e.g. STS, RTG, RMG, overhead cranes, gantry cranes…
    * Area monitoring system for far field, e.g. of hazardous or non-accessible areas
    * Unremarkable object detection by affix a protection cover before it
    * Classification of objects (app. 90 single targets)
    * Traffic light approximation recognition, classification of objects (app. 90 single targets)
    * Object detection, e.g. in confusing or unclear areas
    * General distance and speed monitoring
    * Road traffic technology e.g. traffic light approximation recognition
    * Rail traffic technology, approximation aid for bumper

    Advantages:

    * Fast and safe: The ARS 300 dispels with the apparent contradiction between excellent great measuring performance and a high degree of operational safety. The rugged ARS 300 radar sensor is capable of determining the distance to an object in real time scanning and dependent on the driving speed a possible risk of collision.
    * Reliable: The ARS 300 radar sensor is fail-safe and able to recognize troubles of the sensor and sensor environment and display it automatically. Without use of filter it is possible to detect no ghost targets – every target is a real target. The ARS 300 is applicable at all weather conditions and has only low performance losses in extreme situations (all-weather capability).
    * Cost-efficient: By using a radar technology with less complex measuring principle and the development and mass production in automotive supply industry, the costs are kept low.

    *Information taken from: http://www.conti-online.com/www/industrial_sensors_de_en/themes/ars_300_en.html

  • Input Message Types

    Input Message Type Input Message Note
    Native CAN message stored as ps_can_frame_msg Default bit rate: 500K
  • Output Message Types

    Output Message Type Output Message Note
    ps_radar_targets_msg Radar tracks
  • Command Line Arguments

    Flag Description
    -h Show this help message [optional]
    -o Enable output of log messages to stdout (in addition to syslog) [optional]
    -w Disable the hardware interface(s), allowing the node to run without hardware connected [optional]
    -r SDF runtime configuration key that specifies the domain to operated under, the default domain is used otherwise [optional]
    -n SDF node configuration key for the node [required]
    -i Use provided PAL interface file instead of what is stored in the SDF [optional]
    -e Export a JSON support string describing the interface, used by the SDF configuration tool [optional]
    -c Use provided CAN channel system index instead of what is stored in the SDF [optional]
    -t Perform a validation test on the Continental ARS interface [optional]
    -a Get the Continental ARS output type (tracks or targets). [optional]
    -b Get the Continental ARS measurement range setting (50 - 200 meters). [optional]
    -d Get the Continental ARS power saving mode (true or false). [optional]
    -f Set the Continental ARS output type tracks (0) or targets (1). [optional]
    -g Set the range configuration on the Continental ARS interface (50-200 meters)
    -j Set Continental ARS power saving mode. False(0), True(1)
  • Sensor Configuration Parameters

    Parameter ID Description Value Type Values Notes
    1001 Sensor 0 Identifier 1 1
    1002 Sensor 0 X Position 3 0
    1003 Sensor 0 Y Position 3 0
    1004 Sensor 0 Z Position 3 0
    1005 Sensor 0 Roll Orientation 3 0
    1006 Sensor 0 Pitch Orientation 3 0
    1007 Sensor 0 Yaw Orientation 3 0
  • IO Configuration Parameters

    Parameter ID Description Value Type Values Notes
    400 CAN Channel 0 Hardware Identifier 1 0
    401 CAN Channel 0 Circuit Identifier 1 0
  • Node Configuration Parameters

    Parameter ID Description Value Type Values Notes
    800 Active Coordinate Frame Identifier 1 4
    42 PolySync-Abstraction-Layer Interface File Name 4 /usr/local/polysync/lib/libps_continental_ars_interface.so
    40 Executable File Path 4 /usr/local/polysync/bin/polysync-dynamic-driver