Easily the most convenient traffic data gathering device on the market
“Having used other traffic study devices, I believe that the Armadillo Tracker is far superior in quality and accuracy. The software is versatile and I found it easy to use. Last, but definitely not least, is the safety factor; it is really nice not having to enter the roadway or have any traffic control to install the unit”. -David Towne, Infrastructure Manager, Tehama County Public Works.
“The Armadillo Tracker is a great tool for traffic counting. Setup, data retrieval and processing are very easy. The Armadillo Tracker will greatly improve our traffic counting program. – Jeffrey Gollner, GIS Systems Planner, Eastgate Regional Council of Governments”
Armadillo® Tracker Traffic Collector is a fully integrated multi-lane bidirectional traffic data gathering device. Featuring small size, no hassle field setup, non-intrusive sensing technology, and long range wireless connectivity Armadillo Tracker ensures operational safety during installation and data retrieval.
Proven Radar Technology
Built on rock solid foundation of our DC310 microwave sensor, Houston Radar’s Armadillo® Tracker™ provides a turn key solution to your traffic monitoring needs. We packed a world class feature set in a small, portable and easy to deploy form factor.
- 2+ Weeks Run Time On Batteries
Ultra low power consumption of our proprietary radar and Lithium Iron Phosphate rechargeable batteries allow over 2 weeks of run time. Optional MPPT solar charger efficiently charges the battery from a small 5 watt solar panel even in overcast conditions to keep it going year around.
Aggregate Multilane Bidirectional Counting
Collect data in both directions in up to four lanes with single Armadillo Tracker device.
One incoming and one outgoing lane with Armadillo Tracker mounted on the side.
Two incoming lanes with Armadillo Tracker mounted on the side.
Two incoming and two outgoing lanes with Armadillo Tracker mounted in a median.
With Geo-tagging option, users can move Armadillo® Tracker from location to location before downloading all data sets and be confident that every data set will be properly associated with its location.
Small Package, High Performance
At 3lbs (1.4 Kg), this lightweight system is easy to transport and can be deployed in minutes.
|Type||True dual beam side-fire FMCW traffic measurement radar|
|VCC||Standard: 7 to 15VDC
Optional: Isolated 9 to32VDC
|Icc@12VDC||Ethernet Off: 71mA (0.85 W)
Ethernet On: 97mA (1.2W)
With GSM Modem Option:
On Line: 97 mA (1.2W)
Upload New Data: 108mA (1.3W)
|Reverse Power||Protected w/ resettable fuse|
|RF Power||5 mW maximum each radar|
|Occupied Band||24.020 GHz to 24.230 GHz|
|Modulation Type||Frequency with linear ramp|
|Speed Accuracy||Average per lane: +/- 1%
Average per direction: +/- 1%
Per Vehicle: +/- 6% for 90% of vehicles
|Volume Accuracy||Per Direction Typical: 98 to 99%
Per Direction Minimum: 95%
Per Lane Typical: 98 to 99%
Per Lane Minimum: 90%
|Length Class Accuracy||+/-5.7ft (1.7m) or 15% whichever larger for 90% vehicles|
|User Defined Lanes||8 max|
|Trigger outputs||Optional 8 Isolated electronic switch|
|Range||160 feet (49m) max
145 feet (44m) recommended
|Minimum Setback||7 feet (2m)|
|Sample rate||500 Hz x 2 Radars|
|Ethernet||Optional: 10 BaseT Half/Full Duplex auto polarity detect|
|Power Over Ethernet||Yes, optional
802.3af. Mode A/ Type 1 (power over data pairs)
|Rechargeable Battery||Optional built-in 96WHr LiFePO4|
|Solar Kit||MPPT charger, 30W solar panel|
|Storage Capacity||Speed, lane and class for 1,000,000 vehicles. Per lane average speed, 85th percentile speed, occupancy, gap, headway for 3+ months|
|Sighting Camera||1.3MP HD video (Ethernet only) or HD snapshots. 60° field of view 1280×960, 800×600, 640×480, 320×240 (800×600 10fps video)|
|Bluetooth||Ultra low power 800+ feet Class I 2.1+ EDR 460KB baud rate|
|Remote Access||Optional built-in ultra-low power penta band 3G GSM modem|
|Operating °F (°C)||Without battery:
-40F (-40C) to +185F (+85C)
With LiFePO4 battery:
-4F (-20C) to +140F (+60C)
|Dimensions without mounting bracket||26”length x 3”diameter (670mm x 76mm Diameter)|
|Weight||Without battery: 4.6lb (2.1 Kg)
With battery: 6.4lb (2.9 Kg)
|Armadillo Carrying Case||Weatherproof rugged carrying case for the Armadillo and accessories.|
|9.6V LiFePO4 AC charger & 900-0030||Armadillo Complete Charger|