KB010 What optical disturbance sources can influence the sensors?

The sensors operate in the wavelength range of 620 to 690 nm (corresponding to red light in the visible electromagnetic spectrum). This means that all optical light sources in the same color range can act as potential sources of disturbance.

Possible disturbance sources that have to be eliminated / minimized:

  • Other optical sensors in the same wavelength range
  • Rotary lights / flashing lights / flashlights
  • Sunlight

Possible approaches to minimizing such disturbance sources:

  • Separate the sensor from other sensors of the same spectrum
  • Shield sensors with housing / covers