Sensor Magnification with the CYCOGS® modular Sensor Ring platform (SRing)

For primary sensing, as shown in red on this robot, uses two modular sensor rings (SRing). 

The rotary sensor ring (SRing) Cyber-Physical System (CPS) consists of an intelligent modular rotating sensor platform featuring our patented technology.

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The function the Sring performs is to scan or point sensors in the area around the Sring. 

Sensors can include vision/cameras, LIDAR, Radar, Sonar, and the list goes on.  Think of it as “Sensor Magnification”,  one sensor can now cover 360 degrees as the sensor platform rotates.

The Sensor Ring is capable of many movement types: 

Movement types include rotary position placement, selectively set position, object tracking, sector scan and other rotation movements. 

Additionally, the rotating sensor arrays (SRing) provide primary sensor coverage using fewer, but more capable sensors.  Using two primary sensor arrays allows for stereoscopic vision/sensing with “Eyes Everywhere" and allows for following and guiding robots and other systems.  The Sring can also employ “outputs” and actuators.  Save sensor run-time and turn on when needed?  Need to point a laser beam, shine a light, emit a sound, or mechanically extend a micro-arm?  If it fits, it will be possible.

The CYCOGS® Sring is a self-contained system with an onboard rotational drive, and battery enabled UPS, embedded computer/s signal processing and positional controls. 

External wired supply power is used, and communication is by ethernet TCP/IP client/server.

Applications can vary, the SRing is designed to observe in a 360-degree field of view, useful for control, surveillance, guidance, monitoring, manufacturing, AGV, self-guided vehicles, etc.

Please note that the modular SRing system is capable of continuous 360-degree varying speed and direction independent rotation.

CYCOGS® Sring Design Specifications:

Chassis: Aluminum
Lower model Diameter: 700mm  (27.5")
Lower model Height: 100mm  (4")
Upper model Diameter: 400mm  (15.75")
Upper model Height: 100mm  (4")
Internal Battery and Power: 48V
Power Use: Vary depending on movement and sensor load.
Maximum Rotation Rate: 60 RPM depending on sensor weight and distribution.
Positional Accuracy: 0.1 Degrees
Data Transfer: 1Gb/s Ethernet
Sensors Included: None,  Unless specified and purchased by the customer, plus an integration fee.
Sensor Platform Removal: Yes,  Depending on the size and options.

The CYCOGS® Sring sensors are added as needed, and sensors can be added after shipment. 

Some sensors can be integrated at the customers site, and some will require returning the unit back to the CYCOGS Company.  Please specify if you need sensors when you place an order, and size, type and quantity of sensors in order to determine the platform, sensors and integration cost.  Some features are not available depending on sensor expansion integration, such as the ability to track an object using no sensors, or sensors that are non-directional like barometric pressure, gas levels or humidity.

Suggested sensors include Vision/Cameras, Radar systems, LIDAR systems, Ultrasonic/Sonar systems, Environmental monitoring systems, Auditory systems, etc.

A CYCOGS example order would be a 400mm diameter Sring,  full motion, onboard UPS and embedded computer, with one color Vision camera, one scanning LIDAR sensor, one directional sound sensor and one IR sensor.

The CYCOGS® Sring is a project under development and is currently a customized manufactured product, standard models are not yet available at this time, so please order a customized version.  Sensors and other options are not included without an additional cost.  Please select and specify your design requirements for purchase.

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Please note:  The CYCOGS® Sring system is not waterproof or properly made for extended outside use or in wet or condensation prone environments.  In addition, the Sring system should not be operated in an excessively dusty or combustible or other hazardous environments.

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Although the Sring systems movements may result in unexpected movements, personal and property damage may occur if used in an unsafe fashion or unsuitable environment.  Proper end-user design, operation, safeguarding, programming and training, among other safe operation tasks and safety procedures are recommended and remains the end-user’s responsibility.  OEM manufacturers and other purchasers of CYCOGS products and systems, as the purchaser, assumes responsibility and potential liability for safe implementation and use of these CYCOGS products and systems.

Please contact us here at the CYCOGS Company if you encounter additional questions or environmental application needs.

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The CYCOGS® Sring project is under ongoing development and offered in advance as a customized manufactured system; Standard models may not yet be available at this time.  As the CYCOGS development effort in core technology and key concepts continues, the CYCOGS Company reserves the right to progressively change some specifications and data or is not available or suitable for widespread dissemination for all products.  Pre-production information is not fully available for some specific products at this time.  Sensors, customizations and other integrations may result in an additional cost.

For a story about the CYCOGS Sring, please see its story here.
For a Sensor platform and Sring tutorial on the CYCOGS® Sring, please see its education page here.

Liability Disclaimer:

The CYCOGS® Company is not liable for the use, installation, performance or fitness of this component or system.  Your purchase properly indicates you fully assume the risk of its proper use and its subsequent installation and end user training and potential liability.  The CYCOGS Company patented intellectual property is strictly enforced and carefully protected.  The CYCOGS Company warranties the systems it sells from component defects or hardware failure for the period of one year after completing the purchase.

Please specify your design requirements for quotes and purchase.  Advanced orders may be accepted, please contact CYCOGS sales for more information.

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The CYCOGS® Company is a privately owned, 100% American company and is based in the state of Wisconsin.
The CYCOGS OEM engineered products and systems are carefully designed, made, built and assembled in the state of Wisconsin, USA.
The CYCOGS Company strives to intentionally use American domestic components whenever possible.  Some of the key components may be sourced from the only available manufacturer, which may be owned, created or delivered from other countries.

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