The Development of a Novel Integrated
Super High Frequency (SHF) Non Contact Detector Unit For Mobility Detection And
Start Date: 1st September 05,
End Date: 31st August 07
False intruder alarm activations waste
€3.3 billion p.a. and are normally caused by motion detectors. These are the
direct costs to police and 3,200 SME crime prevention companies, with additional
costs and distress to property owners (domestic and commercial). The 5 million
European SME retailers are one of the most vulnerable groups to these false
alarms. There is therefore an urgent need to improve the performance of the
motion detectors to reduce this failure level. With price a main buying driver,
performance improvement at the same cost is critical. This will directly
increase crime prevention efficiency, impacting on over 2 million p.a.
burglaries in Europe. To improve performance quality, it is necessary for
improved, more reliable and cost effective sensors.
The objective of the WaveShift® project
is to create a microwave Doppler phenomenon based detector unit operating in
K-Band that will allow for detection of motion through measurement of speed of a
moving object as well as movement direction sensing. The developed unit will be
validated by testing against the requirements of key applications in security
and building automation systems. As the detection unit is developed, the
frequency harmonisation requirements will be addressed and the number of
potential applications will be increased.