Radar Recorder 2.pub

Radar Recorder 2.pub
OCTOBER 2011
Radar Recorder
Speed Detection Radar
User Guide
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Before going out to site
Before going out to the site, you should check that you have the following:
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Mounting Bracket
Banding
7-sided Tamtorque Driver
Radar Recorder
Inclinometer
Padlocks
Palm, with Cable
Check that the Palm is fully charged and that the latest version of
Collect is installed. Ensure that the time and date set on the Palm is
correct, as the Recorder will synchronise to it during a set-up.
Tips
The latest release of Collect is
always available for download
from:
We recommend charging the
Palm once the battery level
drops below half.
www.cawww.ca-traffic.com
Dependant on the model of
Palm, this can mean replacing
the battery, or simply placing
the Palm in the cradle.
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The Ideal Site
An ideal mount for the unit
would be:
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For optimum performance,
the unit should not be
mounted:
2-3m back from the
road.
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Near a junction, petrol
station etc.
At least 2m above the
ground.
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Near where vehicles are
likely to park.
At a 45º
45º angle to the
flow of traffic.
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Where the Far Side lane
measurement is no
greater than 15m.
In a position that causes
the radar head to be at
an extreme angle.
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Near where pedestrians
are likely to be crossing.
Located where traffic is
freely flowing.
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Where the Radar’s ‘view’
is obstructed.
The Date & Time can be set
by tapping Prefs on the Palm
main menu, and then selecting Date & Time from the top
right drop down menu.
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Installation
Pass the banding through the
bracket and around the pole,
and securely tighten it with
the Torx screwdriver.
Mount the recorder onto the
bracket, and secure it in place
with a padlock.
Open the Radar Recorder and
connect the Palm using the
Palm cable.
Tap Collect on the Palm main
menu to access the recorder
setup.
Tips
The bracket is a relatively low
cost item, and so it can be left
onsite to ease future installations at the same location.
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For security, once the set-up
is complete and the Palm and
cable are disconnected, ensure that the Radar Recorder’s door is padlocked
shut.
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Normal Direction Survey
A Normal Direction Survey refers to when traffic approaching the unit is in the near side
lane.
The Approach measurement is
the distance from the base of
the pole to the centre of the
near side lane.
Tips
Going through the Set-up
process, by default, synchronises the Recorder’s time to
that of the Palm.
Distances can be estimated,
but the height must be relative to the centre of the road.
The height is measured from
the centre of the orange label
on the Radar Head.
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Setting up the Radar Head
Tap Setup.
Setup
Tap Radar.
Radar
Input the values by tapping
the -/+
+ buttons. The angle is
automatically calculated.
If the site is on a hill or the
road is cambered, the position
of the Radar Head will need to
be tweaked to ensure that the
correct readings are being
generated.
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The Radar Head Angle is set
by rotating the Radar Head,
and measuring the angle using the Inclinometer.
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Reverse Direction Survey
A Reverse Direction Survey refers to when traffic approaching the unit is in the far side
lane.
The Approach measurement is
the distance from the base of
the pole to the centre of the
far side lane.
Tips
The Recorder does work well
when mounted backwards,
but we would recommend
mounting it forwards wherever
possible, as it is optimised to
work this way.
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The Reverse Direction Survey
functionality means that the
Recorder can be mounted on
the back of an existing sign,
which can allow it to be
mounted higher up.
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Setting up the Radar Head
Tap Setup.
Setup
Tap Radar.
Radar
Input the values by tapping
the -/+
+ buttons. The angle is
automatically calculated.
If the site is on a hill or the
road is cambered, the position
of the Radar Head will need to
be tweaked to ensure that the
correct readings are being
generated.
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The Radar Head Angle is set
by rotating the Radar Head,
and measuring the angle using the Inclinometer.
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Single Lane Survey
If the Recorder is to be used
to monitor a single track road,
or just one lane of a dual carriage way, then a Single Lane
Survey can be used.
This can be achieved by setting the approach and recede
lanes as equal distances.
Ticking the Single Lane box
locks the two distances to that
of the approach lane.
Tips
When the Single Lane box is
ticked, the Approach and Recede distances are locked together, and so increasing one
automatically increases the
other.
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Inputting the Site Number
With the Palm connected to
the Recorder, run Collect.
Tap Setup.
Setup
Assign a Site Number by tapping on it, and then tapping
the 123 on the graffiti pad.
Input the number and tap
Done.
The site number is used to
identify each site. It is important to make a note of the
number assigned to each site,
to ensure the correct data is
allocated to the correct site.
The site number can be a
maximum of 8 digits long. All
numbers entered are padded
to 8 characters, so for a site
number ‘00000012’, you
need only enter ‘12’
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Surveys - Binning
Any data on the Recorder
must be collected before entering the setup screen.
With the Recorder cleared, tap
Setup on the main screen.
Tap the down arrow next to
Config to bring up the drop
down list and tap Binning.
Tap the down arrow next to
Period to bring up the drop
down list.
Tips
To clear the data on the Recorder without Collecting it,
write an ‘s’ on the graffiti pad,
and then enter either 911 or
944.
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Ensure the site number is correct for the current location.
If this is a new site, make a
note of the location and allocate it a site number.
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Tap the desired time period.
Then tap SLC.
SLC
Bin parameters are set in the
SLC Screen. Tap the desired
box to check it.
Survey Types:
Tap a down arrow to bring up
the bin parameter list. Tap the
desired configuration.
Length:
Length Resolution to 0.1m
Speed:
Speed Accurate to 1mph
Length+Speed:
Length+Speed Carries out both
of the above surveys.
Speed by Length:
Length One can view
speed statistics for each length
bin and vice versa.
However, it is more common to
use a Per Vehicle Survey to
achieve this.
The available options on the
SLC Screen change depending
on which survey box is ticked.
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You can move the bin parameter list up and down using either the arrows on
screen, or the up/down buttons on the Palm.
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Surveys - Per Vehicle
With the Recorder connected,
tap Setup on the main screen.
Tap the down arrow next to
Config to bring up the drop
down list.
Tap Per Vehicle to select a Per
Vehicle survey.
Tips
Any data on the Recorder
must be collected before entering the setup screen.
The Period option and SLC
menu do not apply to Per Vehicle surveys, and so those
buttons are not available once
A Per Vehicle survey is selected.
Tap Collect to do this.
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Surveys - Volume
On the Setup Screen, tap the
down arrow next to Config to
bring up the drop down list.
Tap Volume to select a Volume Survey.
Tap the down arrow next to
Period to bring up the drop
down list.
Tap the desired time period to
select it.
Ensure the site number is correct for the current location.
If this is a new site, make a
note of the location and allocate it a site number.
In both Volume and Binning
surveys, data storage is not an
issue, even with a 1 minute
period.
Even in Per Vehicle mode, the
counter would need to exceed
500,000 vehicles to fill the recorder.
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Checking the Installation with Live View
From the Main Screen, tap
Live to enter Live View mode.
The Radar Recorder will configure itself as cars pass by.
The signal strength will be displayed as two sets of bars on
the right hand side.
Once you’re happy with the
live results, tap Return.
Return
Tips
Live view displays the data
collected in real time, and is
used to check the installation
quality.
It can take up to 5 cars in
each lane to fully configure
the Radar Head.
Maximum signal strength for
a lane is represented by a
value of 9.
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Downloading Data from the Palm
From the Main Screen, tap
Col
Collect to retrieve the data
from the counter.
With the data on the Palm, place
the Palm into the cradle, and
perform a HotSync.
Click Download.
Download The data will
be downloaded to the Data Directory shown on screen.
The .dmp files can then be
opened in VDA2 or VDA-pro.
Tapping Collect clears the
data from the Recorder.
You can initiate a HotSync by
using either the HotSync button on the cradle, or by tapping the HotSync icon on the
Palm main menu.
For this reason, it is advisable
not to Clear the Data on the
Handheld until you have verified that it has downloaded
successfully.
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Additional Graffiti Commands
The following commands are written onto the graffiti pad whilst connected to the Recorder:
‘i’ or ‘y’
‘s’
‘t’
Sleep Mode
Special Action (Pass Code Required)
Time Check
Clearing A Recorder
Recorder Without Collecting
To clear a recorder without collecting the data, write an ‘s’ on the graffiti pad, and then enter the correct pass code. All data in the recorder
will then be erased.
Clear Recorder pass codes are 911 and 944
Clearing the Database
To remove all the DMP files from the database, write an ‘s’ on the
graffiti pad and then enter the correct pass code. All files in the database will then be removed.
Clear Database pass codes are 119 and 449
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Troubleshooting
Low Signal Strength
When in Live View, if the signal strength for a lane is low, slightly rotate the Radar Head towards that lane.
Missing Vehicles in Close Proximity Scenarios
If the Radar Recorder is mounted close to the road, determining the
correct Radar Head Angle is critical to ensure that all vehicles are observed.
Status LED Flashing Rapidly
The status LED will flash quickly if the time and date is not set-up.
This can often indicate that the battery has gone flat and the clock has
reset itself. Connecting a Palm and entering the Setup screen will, by
default, synchronise the Recorder’s clock to the Palm’s.
It is advisable to leave the main battery connected after resetting the
time, to allow the backup battery to recharge.
Status LED Not Flashing
The Status LED should flash indefinitely, so long as the backup battery is providing power. If the Status LED is not flashing, check that the
batteries are connected securely, and that they are charged.
If you encounter problems onsite that are not dealt with in the manual,
you can contact CA Technical Support on 01296 333490
If you encounter problems with HotSyncing or using the .dmp files collected, check the support page on our website, accessible via the Top
Tips or Software sections.
The support page contains guides to getting set-up and using the software available. There are also some commonly needed files available
for download, which are often needed during technical support calls. If
at all possible, it is advisable to be able to access this webpage during
a support call, as it is designed to facilitate quicker fixes to problems.
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Accessories
Stock No
Description
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010121
010125
050030
010100
010076
010124
010123
Radar Recorder Bracket A4-2533/2
Jubilee Clip, Tamperproof, 3” Post (TTK70P)
Jubilee Clip, Tamperproof, 4” Post (TTK100P)
Jubilee Clip, Tamperproof, 6” Post (TTK160P)
Battery, Rechargeable 6v-12AmpHr
Charger, Universal (9640 6V/2.7Amp)
Gang Charger, 6 Way
Radar Recorder, Tamtorque Driver
Radar Recorder, Angle Meter (KEN597700K)
Industrial Palm
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Built for field work
Sealed to IP67 standards
Palm Powered
16MB Memory
USB Hot-Sync
Li-ion Battery
Custom Connector
Supports High Speed Download
2 Year Warranty
CA Traffic Ltd
Aylesbury, Bucks, HP19 8BP
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Tel: +44 (0) 1296 333499
Fax: +44 (0) 1296 333498
Web: www.ca-traffic.com
E-mail: [email protected]
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