QTI Sensor

  • 555-27401: QTI Sensor
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Overview

The QTI Sensor is an infrared emitter/receiver that is able to differentiate between a dark surface) with low IR reflectivity) and a light surface (with high IR reflectivity). These little sensors can be very handy for line following, maze navigation, or sensing the outer rim of a SumoBot ring. Wiring options allow it to be used digitally for fast black/white line following, or as an analog sensor to detect different shades of gray. A daylight filter is built into the sensor.

What does QTI stand for?

  • Q = Charge
  • T = Transfer
  • I = Infrared

When your microcontroller measures the time it takes for the QTI's capacitor to decay, it's measuring a rate of charge transfer through an infrared phototransistor. This rate indicates how much infrared is reflecting off a nearby surface.

Key Features:

  • Capable of analog or digital outputs
  • No-contact surface sensing
  • Unfocused for sensing diffused surfaces
  • Daylight filter on sensor
  • Easy to interface with any Parallax microcontroller

Details

  • Power requirements: 5 VDC
  • Communication: Analog output of capacitor decay time depending on level of infrared reflectivity
  • Dimensions: 1.25 x 0.37 in (31.7 x 9.4 mm)
  • Operating temp range: -40 to +185 °F (-40 to +85 °C) 

Downloads & Documentation

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QTI Line Sensor Documentation - 50.04 KB | updated: 20 Sep 2012 - 5:19 pm

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