The DJI Matrice 300 CSM (Circular Scanning Millimeter-Wave) Radar enables the Matrice 300 RTK to better sense and avoid smaller obstacles that might be difficult for the vision sensor system to detect, like high-voltage power lines and tree branches. During night operations when the vision system cannot operate, the CSM radar will remain operational to enhance flight safety even in complete darkness.
A CSM Radar can provide a detection range between 1.5 to 30 meters (about 5 to 100 feet) and is mounted on top of the Matrice 300 aircraft.
Increased Obstacle Detection Ability
The Circular Scanning Millimeter-Wave Radar or CSM enhances the M300's safety systems even further, allowing the aircraft to detect obstacles up to 98 feet away, as well as covering the Matrice 300's detection blind spots. In addition to its long detection range, the CSM also allows pilots to detect smaller obstacles such as thin branches, powerlines, and wires- objects the M300's built in sensors aren't able to effectively register.
Alarms and Automated Braking
Operators can adjust the preset alarm distance to alert them whenever the M300 gets too close to an object. Similarly, pilots can also change the preset obstacle braking distance that automatically stops the drone when it comes too close to an object. The CSM is an especially valuable asset in nighttime operations where the drone's built-in vision system is rendered ineffective.
Enhanced Operational Safety
These detection and alarm capabilities ensure pilots can navigate their M300 drones safely and confidently even through tight quarters or otherwise complex mission environments.
Finally, the CSM Radar's IP45 protection rating matches that of the M300 itself, helping ensure it has the endurance needed to keep up even in challenging weather conditions.
Whatever the use case or industry, the CSM Radar ensures organizations have what they need to maximize their operational safety, even in the most challenging of environments.