The Pulsar® Model R80 radar transmitter is the latest generation of Magnetrol® 24 VDC, loop-powered, non-contact radar transmitters. Utilizing Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) radar technology, this transmitter offers enhanced performance, proactive diagnostics, and various configuration wizards to bring simplicity to an often complex technology.
Non-Contact Radar level transmitters are offered with various operating frequencies, each having their own advantages.
There are two types of Non-Contact Radar transmitters:
- Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW)
- Pulse Burst Radar
FMCW devices transmit a continuous signal with a constantly changing frequency down toward the liquid. The detected difference in frequencies between the transmitted signal and return echo is proportional to the distance.
Pulse Burst Radar transmitters, the older of the two types, emit short bursts of energy to a liquid surface, and incorporate ultra-high-speed timing circuitry to measure the time of the return signal reflected off the liquid surface. Distance is then calculated utilizing the equation:
Distance = C x Transit Time/2, (where C = Speed of Light)