This is the world we live in now 🙂
Based on a SiGe process technology and operating in the 24GHz ISM band (24.0 – 24.25GHz), Infineon’s new 24GHz radar sensors feature the highest integration radar system-on-chip transceivers in the market and a companion receive only chip, which collectively provide system designers with the flexibility to achieve cost and performance targets in a diverse range of applications. ??The three devices in the new family are the BGT24MTR11 (single transmit and single receive channel), BGT24MTR12 (single transmit and two receive channels) and BGTMR2 (twin receiver). Moving from one single receiver to two or more receive channels allows implementation of systems that detect objects more precisely and at wider angles. ??The range of potential motion sensing applications for the new device family includes level monitoring in storage tanks (solids and liquids), lighting control, security systems, intelligent door openers and collision avoidance on industrial vehicles.
The press release talks a lot about mundane applications like door sensors and active lighting, but I think it’s only a matter of time before this stuff becomes standard equipment on civilian UAVs.