Innovative Design

Sleek, Lightweight and Compact Design

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GovComm microwave sensors are small, lightweight, and can be mounted either road-side, at the center of a highway or on a gantry, whichever sensor location is optimal.

The innovative forward facing beam minimizes occlusions and captures more data than traditional side firing devices, thereby allowing us to provide statistics with higher accuracy. This also allows our sensors to better monitor changes in speed, which are often indications of possible incidents.


Home Screen



GovComm’s graphical user interface (GUI) is easy to use when setting-up Microwave Vehicle Detection Sensors  or making adjustments. Set-up wizards are provided for step-by-step instructions.





1) Network

Enter the sensor’s network variables:

  • IP Address – The assigned network address of the sensor.
  • Port Number – The TCP/IP process ID (default value 4001).
  • Sensor Type – The sensor model number (self-populates).
  • Sensor ID – Identifies sensor (default value is “0” but can be changed to 1, 2 or 3 if configuring multiple sensors at the same location).



Sync Time

2) Sync Time

Click on this icon to synchronize time between the PC and sensor.  In the event of a power outage and deviation of time, GovComm embeds a tool in the sensor’s driver that communicates with the ITS software collecting data and statistics to synchronize time.





Location3) Location

Physical Installation Characteristics:

  • Mounting Height – The sensor’s physical elevation above the road.
  • Angle to the Road – This is the sensor’s azimuth position in relation to the road. First, position the sensor parallel to the road, then use the notches on the bracket to adjust (each notch is a 5° increment).
  • Elevation Angle – This is the sensor’s upward or downward in relation to the road. A flat (0°) elevation is recommended for flat road surfaces. Hills will require elevation adjustments (notch in the elevation angle is a                                                      2° increment).


Lanes and Measuring Lines

4) Lanes and Measuring Lines

  • Approaching Lane Count – Number of lanes with vehicles traveling towards the sensor.
  • Receding Lane Count – Number of lanes with vehicles traveling away from the sensor.
  • Distance to 1st Approaching Lane – Measurement from the sensor to the middle of the first approaching lane.
  • Distance to 1st Receding Lane – Measurement from the sensor to the first receding lane.
  • Lane Width – Measurement of the lane girth.
  • Measuring Line(s) – The capture point for statistical data.




Auto Calibration5) Auto Calibration

After the sensor is installed, GovComm’s Auto Calibration tool provides the user with the ability to automatically configure the sensor to the roadway, manually edit the settings (if needed) and save the configuration.

Click “Learn” to initiate the sensor’s examination of the roadway.  Depending on the accuracy of the sensor’s physical installation information entered, the sensor will correct the angle to the road (azimuth) in one or more rounds of study.  Once the examination is complete, the software will confirm and automatically correct the azimuth, then stop.

                                                               Click “Live” to start viewing Live traffic

                                                               Click “Stop” to close auto calibration.


Virtual Relays

6) Virtual Relays

A virtual relay is a system generated zone that can be configured to alarm when a programmed event occurs.  Virtual relays are commonly used for wrong-way detection, speed alerts and vehicle class notifications.

The user can configure up to 16 virtual relays per sensor.  Each virtual relay is configured on a specific lane and measuring line. 

Each virtual relay is configured within a range before and after the measuring line on which it is configured.





7)  Advanced

The advanced interface contains settings and configurations that affect desired operation of the sensor. GovComm preconfigures the advanced settings and configurations on each sensor with default values based on specific project requirements. Default configuration values will generally work best, but may require editing. GovComm recommends these inputs be modified only by microwave sensor experts.




View Statistics


8) View Statistics

If you are using GovComm’s tool to view statistics, update time interval and click “Start” to display class, volume, occupancy, average speed and 85th percentile statistics.  The statistical information will continue to update at the end of each time interval until the user clicks “Stop.”  Click “Exit” to leave the view statistics screen. Statistics are displayed on the screen and are also recorded in the log files by time period for future viewing and verifying, if needed.




MVDS Setup Wizards

GovComm provides setup wizards that walk the user through all necessary steps to configure each sensor. The setup wizards are provided for:


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