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76 GHz Radar for Shunting Locomotive

This specialized E-band radar assists in coupling operations of shunting loco and railcar. Precise data of distance and speed are intended to be passed to computerized control system of driverless loco or to be displayed for driver at manned loco on additional display (as option).

 Shunting locomotive radarAll-weather 78-GHz radar eliminates crucial drawbacks of laser speed & distance detectors such as errors in operation at “direct sun in the eye” conditions or at foggy / snowy weather.

FCC and national regulators over the globe allow unlicensed radar operations in the 76-77 GHz band for collision-avoidance purposes.


Live view of locomotive radar signal combined with record from frontal video camera

 E-band Radar Features for Shunting Loco

Presentation video of locomotive radar 

Loco Radar Specifications

Parameter name

Parameter value

Distance resolution

0.15 m

Distance detection range

1.5 to 300 m

Speed detection range

1 to 100 km/h 

Speed  resolution

0.5 km/h

Main reflector diameter size

600 mm (300 mm by order)

Beam width  

0.4 deg (0.9 deg for 300 mm antenna)

Radar transmitter emission power

10 mW

Radar operating frequency            

76 GHz

Operation mode


Sweep range

1000 MHz

Interface protocol

Ethernet UDP

Sampling rate

4096 points per 2.0 ms or 5.0 ms

Data range

14 bits



Communication connector


Ambient temperature

-40 to +50°С

Atmospheric pressure

84.0-106.7 kPa (630-800 Torr)

Relative humidity at < 35°С

< 95%

Power supply voltage

18 … 36 V DC  
with DC converter to loco voltage (optionally)

Power consumption

< 25 W

Weight of Distance sensor head

5.5 kg

Weight of 300 mm/600 mm antenna

3.5 kg / 4.6 kg


Radar Delivery Kit

According to customer order, an additional software application for visualization of radar data could be developed by ELVA team.

For more information, including video of radar operation, download product presentation.

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Case study: Driverless loco at Ust-Luga station (photos)

First loco equipped with76 GHz FCC unlisensed radar for shunting locomotive  

76 GHz radar for driverless locomotive