DR1500 OEM Doppler Radar

Availability: Full Production

Houston Radar's DR1500 K-Band Doppler sign activation/speed radar is a state of the art ultra low power Digital Signal Processing (DSP) based OEM radar for the traffic calming/VATCS market. Due to its power consumption and thin profile it is highly valued in solar power/battery operated applications and premium products where portability is important. It is the premier product in its class available in the world.

  • World's lowest power long range OEM K-Band Doppler radar at 0.36 Watts, 2X lower than our DR500S radar and up to 10X lower than some other industry offerings
  • 1200 feet (360m) typical pickup range for compact vehicle
  • FCC pre-approved, CE mark can be obtained on request
  • Fully configurable via 2x RS232 serial port for enhanced flexibility
  • Wide input voltage operating range allows solar operation
  • 3.7Wx3.2Lx0.9D in (95x83x23 mm) open frame ultra-thin profile
  • Firmware "bootloader" allows for field upgrading of firmware
  • Best in class "Advanced In-Radar" traffic statistics option available
  • True Average Speed feature built-in for very low cost, easy to deploy, average traffic speed measurements on the road
  • Available in 0.5mph to 38mph (0.8 to 61kph), 1.3mph to 105mph (2 to 167kph) and 2.8mph to 200mph (4.5 to 321kph) speed range options and update rates as fast as 29ms.

Specifications & Recommended Operating Conditions

VCC 9.6VDC min 18VDC max (21V tol.)
ICC@12VDC 28mA min 34mA max (32mA nom)
RF out 5mW  
Freq out 24.125GHz center ±25MHz(24.2 available)
Operating °F/C -40min 185°F/85°C max
Trigger output 600mA sink max
Comm Interface 2x 3 wire RS232
Baud Rate 1200 to 115200 baud configurable
Pickup Distance 1200 feet(366m) typical for compact car
Beam Angle 11°x11°
Polarization Linear
FCCID TIADR1500
CE Mark On request
Dimensions 3.7" W x 3.2" H x 0.9" D (9.5 x 8.3 x 2.3 cm)
Weight 0.5lb (0.2Kg) approx
Note: Pickup range will vary with target, installation and road conditions. Range listed is typical on open road with radar mounted 5 feet above ground.

IO/PWR Connection Details

Pin# Function Dir Description
1 VCC PWR 9.6 to 18VDC
2 PRI 232TX Out Primary RS232 TX
3 PRI 232RX In Primary RS232 RX
4 AUX 232RX In Auxiliary RS232 RX
5 GND PWR VDC Ground
6 AUX 232TX Out Auxiliary RS232 TX
7 Trig Out Open Drain Trigger
8 N/C - Do not connect
9 GND PWR VDC Ground

Note: Connector is female DB9 right angle