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Making the Electronics for a 24GHz doppler motion sensor

Posted on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 in sensors by DP

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Limpkin has a nice write-up on his tiny CDM324 Doppler speed sensor:

You may recall the article I wrote a couple of years ago about a nearly identical Doppler sensor, the HB100.
While the HB100 is using a 10.525GHz frequency, this new module uses 24.125GHz! This has the main advantage of being compatible with European regulations (ETSI #300 400) and having good penetration in dry materials. Moreover, as the main frequency is higher the patch antennas are smaller, hence the tiny 25x25x6mm module.
This motion sensor can easily be purchased on eBay under the name CDM324. Oddly enough, looking for “cdm324” on your favorite search engine won’t bring any interesting results.
I therefore spent several hours tracing the origins of this tiny sensor. I finally arrived to the conclusion that it likely is a clone of the InnoSenT IPM 165, which is itself very similar to the AP96 from Agilsense.

Project info at Limpkin’s blog and the  GitHub repository here.  It’s also up on Tindie.

Check out the video after the break.

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