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Decatur Genesis Vp Manual

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Decatur Electronics, Inc.



GENESIS-VP™

Users Manual

715 Bright Street

Decatur, IL 62522

USA/Canada: 1.800.428.4315

FAX: 1.217.428.5302

INTL: 1.217.428.4315

http://www.decaturradar.com

Revised December 28, 1999




INSERT INSERT

Genesis-VP


Instructions for use of the target direction tracking mode.


Your Genesis-VP speed radar pistol may have had target direction tracking

mode added to its program software during product configuration. The

following explanations and instructions apply to target direction tracking

mode with the Genesis-VP.


You can determine whether or not target direction tracking mode is on or off

by going into the secondary menu and toggling to the "dir" window. If it

says "on" then, of course, target direction tracking mode is on. If it says

"off" then, of course, it is off and the unit will function as a standard

Genesis-VP.


When operating the Genesis-VP in target direction tracking mode:


1.

The Genesis-VP will lock onto the target that has the strongest return

signal and also attempt to determine that targets direction of travel.

The targets speed will be displayed in the left window and, if

successful in determining target direction, the target direction will be

displayed in the right window. A "t" for "towards" will be displayed for

a target moving toward the Genesis-VP and an "A" for "away" will be

displayed for a target moving away from the Genesis-VP. If the

Genesis-VP is not successful in determining the targets direction of

travel then neither a "t" or an "A" will be displayed.

2.

When you lock a target the locked target speed will be displayed in the

right window. The right display will alternately flash this locked speed

and the direction of the locked target (if the direction was determined).

3.

If you use the faster target mode in conjunction with the target direction

tracking mode then this rule of thumb applies… When the right window

is not being used by another function then a "t" for "toward" or an "A"

for "away" will be displayed in the right window to indicate the targets

direction of travel.


GENESIS-VP™: Users Manual


Table of Contents


1. Quick Start Instructions ........................................... 4



2. Controls ..................................................................... 9



3. Displays ................................................................... 14



4. Modes of Operation ................................................ 16



5. Serial Communications Option ............................. 18



6. Field Tests ................................................................ 18



7. Care, Cleaning, and Storage .................................. 21



8. Limitations to Doppler RADAR .............................. 21



9. Warranty .................................................................. 25



10. Service Return Procedure ...................................... 26

Appendix 1, Specifications .............................................. 27

Appendix 2, FDA Notice ................................................... 28

Appendix 3, FCC/ISC Documents ................................... 30

Appendix 4, Case Law ...................................................... 31



Copyright © 1998, Decatur Electronics, Inc.


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1. Quick Start Instructions

1.1 Insert VersaPak™ batteries

Remove VersaPak™ batteries from their package and charge them (please

refer to VersaPak™ instruction sheet). When the VersaPak™ batteries are

charged, insert them into the base of the handle grip as shown until you hear

them snap into place.



Figure 1:

Inserting Batteries



1.2 Turn on the power

Push the power button. The Genesis-VP™ will do a display test and beep

and then blank the speed windows.


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1.3 Set Menu Options

Primary menu


You may use the factory default settings listed below or you may select your

own settings. To select your own settings, press and hold the MENU button.

You will see "bL" (for back light) in the left window and "OFF" in the right

window. If you wish to change this to "ON," then simply press the SEL

(select) button. (The SEL button is used to toggle/cycle through all available

values for a given parameter.) Release and press the MENU button again to

move to the next category and repeat the process. When finished, release the

buttons and your new settings will be in effect. The unit will "remember" the

last settings when turned off and will power up with the last set values in

each category. See section 2.3 on Menus for other settings.


Factory default settings:

bL (back light) .......................... = on

Aud (audio volume) .................. = 3

SEN (sensitivity) ...................... = 5

SLh (squelch) ........................... = on




Figure 2:

Primary Menu



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Secondary menu


You may use the factory default settings listed below or you may select your

own settings. To select your own settings, press and hold the SEL (select)

button and then press the MENU button. You will see "Prt" (for

communication port) in the left window and a "O" (for none) in the right

window. If you wish to change this to an other mode of serial port

communication, then simply release and press the SEL (select) button. (The

SEL button is used to toggle/cycle through all available values for a given

parameter.) Press the MENU button again to move to the next category and

repeat the process. When finished, release the buttons and your new settings

will be in effect. See section 2.3 on Menus for other settings.


Factory default settings:


Prt (communication port) ......... 0 = No serial communication



FSt (fastest vehicle style) .......... 1 = Fastest-toggle



tSt (test) .................................... off



You are now ready to measure the speed of targets.



Figure 3:

Secondary Menu


Master Reset


To reset all parameters (except the "tSt" setting) to their default values, press

and hold the SEL (select) button while pressing the PWR (power) button

when turning the unit ON. The unit will generate a long tone, reset all

parameters to the default values (see lists above), and continue powering up.


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1.4 Measuring the speed of a target

Measuring the speed of a target in strongest signal mode.


Point the Genesis-VP™ at a moving vehicle; pull and hold the trigger. While

the trigger is being held, the Genesis-VP™ is transmitting a signal and

measuring speeds. You should see a speed in the left window. This is the

speed of the vehicle returning the strongest signal. To lock the speed, simply

release the trigger and pull (and hold) it again quickly (within a half of a

second) and the current speed will be locked in the right window while the

left window continues to track the vehicles speed. To clear the locked speed,

either lock another speed in the same manner or release the trigger for more

than half a second and pull the trigger again.


Measuring the speed of a target in fastest vehicle mode.


The Genesis-VP™ can operate in one of two "fastest vehicle" modes,

selected in the secondary menu, fast-hold and fast-toggle. See section 2.3 on

Menus for changing to the other fastest vehicle mode.


Fast-hold style.


Point the Genesis-VP™ at two or more moving vehicles; pull and hold the

trigger. While the trigger is being held, the Genesis-VP™ is transmitting a

signal and measuring speeds. You should see the speed of the vehicle with

the strongest return signal displayed in the left window. To switch to fastest

vehicle mode press and hold the FAST button. You should now see the speed

of the strongest of the faster vehicles in the left window. You will remain in

fastest mode until you release the FAST button. To lock the speed, release

the trigger and pull it again quickly (within a half of a second) and the speed

in the left window will be locked in the right window while the left window

continues to track the fastest vehicles speed. To clear the locked speed,

either lock another speed in the same manner or release the trigger for more

than half a second and pull the trigger again. See sections 2.3 and 4.2.


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Fast-toggle style.


Point the Genesis-VP™ at two or more moving vehicles; pull and hold the

trigger. While the trigger is being held, the Genesis-VP™ is transmitting a

signal and measuring speeds. You should see the speed of the vehicle with

the strongest return signal displayed in the left window. To switch to fastest

vehicle mode, press and release the FAST button. You should see the speed

of the vehicle returning the strongest signal in the left window and the speed

of the strongest of the faster vehicles in the right window. You will remain in

fastest mode until you either press the FAST button again (button toggles

between strongest signal mode and fastest target mode) or until you lock a

speed (which automatically switches you back to strongest signal mode). To

lock the speed, release the trigger and pull it again quickly (within a half of a

second) and the speed in the left window (the strongest signal in this case)

will be locked into the right window while the left window will continue to

track the speed of the vehicle with the strongest return signal. Note that in the

fast-toggle style of fastest vehicle mode you are actually locking strongest

signal speeds. To clear the locked speed, either lock another speed in the

same manner or release the trigger for more than half a second and pull the

trigger again. See sections 2.3 and 4.3.


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2. Controls

2.1 Faceplate

When pressing the button of a valid function on the front panel, the computer

acknowledges the command with a beep.



MENU

The MENU button allows you to view the user programmable categories. To

change the menu category, press the MENU button.



SEL

The SEL (select) button allows you to choose values (settings) in each of the

menu categories. To change the menu category value, press the SEL (select)

button.



TEST


When the TEST button is pressed the Genesis-VP™ will complete a self-test.

See section 6.1.


FAST

When the FAST button is pressed the Genesis-VP™ will enter fastest target

mode.


PWR


Turns Genesis-VP™ on and off


MENU TEST PWR

FAST

POWER RFI LOW BAT LOCK FAST

MPH

XMIT HOLD ERROR KPH

SEL

Figure 4:

Faceplate



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2.2 Other Controls and Features

Trigger


When the trigger is pulled, the Genesis-VP™ will transmit and receive

information. If the trigger is released and pulled again within half a second

then the speed displayed in the left window will be locked into the right

window. The lock will be cleared when the trigger is released for more than

half a second and pulled again.


Backlighting (controlled through primary menu)


Turns backlighting on and off.


Audio (controlled through primary menu)


Doppler tone volume control.


Sensitivity (controlled through primary menu)


Controls the maximum acquisition distance in five levels. Start with

maximum sensitivity and decrease until attaining the desired performance.


Squelch (controlled through primary menu)


Determines the type of Doppler audio heard. In squelched mode (SLh = ON),

the only sound heard is the Doppler tone for the displayed target. When

unsquelched (SLh = OFF) , the operator hears all of the Doppler tones vehicles,

interference, and noises - received by the antenna.


Communications port (controlled through the secondary menu)


Determines which communications port configuration is used.


Fastest vehicle mode style (controlled through secondary menu)


Determines whether the fastest vehicle mode will be fastest-hold or fastest-

toggle.


Test (controlled through secondary menu)


Determines whether the unit automatically performs a "mini" self-test at

regular intervals (required in some states).


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2.3 Menus

The MENU button allows you to view the user programmable categories.

There are two menus; the Primary and the Secondary.


Primary


Press the MENU button to enter the first category of the primary menu. To

advance to the next menu category, press the MENU button again.


Symbol Meaning Range

bL Back light on / off

Aud Audio volume 0 - 6

SEN Sensitivity 0 - 5

SLh Squelch on / off




Figure 5:

Primary Menu



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Secondary


To enter the secondary menu, press the SEL (select) button and hold it.

While holding the SEL button, press the MENU button. To advance to the

next menu category value, press the MENU button again.


Symbol Meaning Range

Prt Communication port 0 = None

1 = VISIMAX sign/video

2 = ATV sign/video

3 = Reserved

4 = Reserved

5 = Reserved

6 = Speed Tracker™ software

7 = STAR™ software

8 = Reserved

9 = Reserved

10 = Reserved

FSt Fastest vehicle 0 = Fast-hold

1 = Fast-toggle

tSt Mini-test on / off



Figure 6:

Secondary Menu



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NOTES:


1. The Genesis-VP™ will exit menu mode if neither the MENU or SEL

buttons are pressed for two seconds. If either the MENU or SEL buttons are

held, the Genesis-VP™ will stay in menu mode.

2. The primary menu functions in real time. The Genesis-VP™ will continue

to transmit accurate audio and serial communications while in menu mode. A

system reset will always occur when exiting the secondary menu.

3. The unit will "remember" the last settings when turned off and will power

up with the last set values in each category.

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POWER RFI LOW BAT LOCK FAST

MPH

XMIT HOLD ERROR KPH

3. Displays

3.1 Number Segments

Left side: Three large digits


(888) display speeds and menu

categories.

Figure 7:

Number Segments and


Right side: Three small digits


Status Indicators


(888) display speeds and

"select" values.

Displayed speed will be the

strongest signal, or, in fastest

mode, the next strongest signal

that is also going faster than the

strongest signal.



3.2 Status indicators (icons)

POWER


Indicates that power is on.


RFI


Indicates that there is radio frequency interference inhibiting the proper

operation of the unit. No new speeds will be displayed or transmitted via the

serial port while this icon is active. Locked speed will remain. Once the

condition no longer exists, the unit will operate properly. Possible causes of

this condition are patrol vehicle FM communications, proximity to radio

stations and other broadcast equipment.


LOW BAT


Indicates that the batteries need to be recharged. No new speeds will be

displayed or transmitted via the serial port while this icon is active. Locked

speed will remain.


LOCK


Indicates that the speed displayed in the secondary window is a stored value

that was previously displayed in the primary display window.


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FAST


Indicates that the Genesis-VP™ is in fast mode. When not in fast mode, the

Genesis-VP™ is assumed to be in strongest signal mode (the default mode).

The Genesis-VP™ is capable of internally tracking multiple speeds

simultaneously. Each vehicle return signal is ranked by its strength and

speed.


XMIT


Indicates that the Genesis-VP™ is transmitting.


HOLD


Indicates that the Genesis-VP™ is not transmitting.


ERROR


Indicates that the Genesis-VP™ has suffered an internal hardware error

which could affect the operation of the unit. Please contact Decatur

Electronics, Inc. for instructions. 1.800.428.4315.


MPH


The MPH icon is not used. The Genesis-VP™ is assumed to be displaying

speeds in miles per hour.


KPH


Indicates that the Genesis-VP™ is displaying speeds in kilometers per hour.


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4. Modes of Operation

4.1 Strongest signal mode

The Genesis-VP™ sets itself to strongest signal tracking mode when you

turn it on (it will stay in this mode unless you press the "Fast" button). In

strongest signal tracking mode, the Genesis-VP™ will display the speed of

the vehicle with the strongest return signal in its field of view. This speed

will appear in the left window.


Strongest / fastest.


The Genesis-VP™ internally tracks multiple speeds simultaneously. In fast

(fastest target) mode the Genesis-VP™ takes the strongest vehicle return

signal present and uses it as a reference point to determine a faster vehicle.

The Genesis-VP™ looks at all other vehicle speeds and compares them to

the reference point. It determines which vehicles are going faster than the

reference point, and then, of those vehicles, which one has the strongest

signal. The speed of this vehicle will be displayed. This method of fastest

vehicle identification is used to add certainty to vehicle identification. There

are two styles of fastest mode operation available on the Genesis-VP™. The

unit can operate in only one method at a time (selected in the secondary

menu).


4.2 Fastest-hold

If your Genesis-VP™ uses the "fastest-hold" mode of operation and you

want to see the fastest vehicle speed, then you must press and continue to

hold the FAST button. When you hold the FAST button while measuring

speeds, the fastest vehicle speed (if one is present) will be displayed in the

left window. Removing your finger from the FAST button will cause the

Genesis-VP™ to return to strongest signal mode. You will know you are in

fastest target mode when the "FAST" icon is illuminated. If you lock a speed

by quickly releasing and pressing (and holding) the trigger while in this style

of fastest vehicle mode, the speed which is displayed in the left window

(fastest vehicle in this case) will be locked and displayed in the right window.

The Genesis-VP™ will remain in fastest vehicle mode as long as the FAST

button is pressed.


Note that the vehicle returning the strongest signal may also be the fastest

vehicle. In this case this vehicles speed will be displayed in the left window

whether you are in strongest signal mode for fastest vehicle mode. See

section 2.3 on Menus for changing to the other fastest vehicle mode.


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4.3 Fastest-toggle

If your Genesis-VP™ uses the "fastest-toggle" mode of operation, then you

may toggle between fastest vehicle mode and strongest signal mode by

pressing the FAST button. Each time you press the FAST button, you switch

from one mode to the other. When you are measuring speeds in fastest mode

using the fastest-toggle style of operation, the strongest of the faster vehicles

speed will be displayed in the right window, and the speeds of the vehicle

with the strongest return signal will be displayed in the left window. You will

know you are in fastest vehicle mode when the "FAST" icon is illuminated.


In the "fastest-toggle" mode, only the strongest vehicle speed can be locked.

When the speed is locked the Genesis-VP™ will revert to strongest signal

only mode. See section 2.3 on Menus for changing to the other fastest

vehicle mode.


If the strongest signal is also the fastest signal, no display will appear in the

right window.


55 65 70

50 85

Radar Strongest Strongest of the Faster Vehicles

Fastest

Faster Vehicles


Strongest Signal Fastest-hold Fastest-toggle



Figure 8Modes of Operation



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5. Serial Communications Option

If your Genesis-VP™ has a communications connector on the side, you may

connect it to Decaturs large display signs, in-car video, or a Personal

Computer which is running Decatur Electronics software. If connecting to a

Personal Computer, plug the 9-pin end (DB-9 connector) of the computer

cable into the serial communications port on your computer. Use the cable(s)

that come with the sign or software (if purchased). Make sure you select the

correct value under "port" on the secondary menu.


6. Field Tests

There are two field tests to verify the accuracy of the GENESIS-VP™.


6.1 Self test

Pressing the TEST button on the display initiates a system self-test. This test

checks the left and right numeric displays and runs a simulation of the target

speeds. The Genesis-VP™ will not power down while a self-test is in

process.


Display (LCD) test


The segments in the left and right displays will be illuminated in a circular

pattern to test for faulty Liquid Crystal segments.


Circuitry (DSP) test


The Digital Signal Processor will be tested. "PASS" or "FAIL" will appear

on the display when test is completed.


Speed simulation


The Genesis-VP™ verifies vehicle speed acquisition using synthesized

Doppler frequencies corresponding to the series of four speeds listed below.

"PASS" or "FAIL" will appear on the display when test is completed.


The speeds are:


MPH 15, 30, 45, 60 (if your Genesis-VP™ is in MPH)

KPH 25, 50, 75, 100 (if your Genesis-VP™ is in KPH)


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6.2 Tuning Fork Test

NOTE: Keep Trigger pressed during entire test.


In addition to the system test, the operator can verify the overall system

accuracy by using a tuning fork.


After tapping one of the tines of a tuning fork, the fork vibrates at the

frequency stamped on the handle. When the operator places the tuning fork

in front of the antenna, the system detects the fork and displays a speed.

Compare the speed displayed to the speed stamped on the fork. The

displayed speed must be within one (1) mph (or kph if testing a kph unit) of

the speed stamped on the fork.


Tapping the tines against surfaces like metal and concrete may damage the

tines and invalidate the fork for future tests. Tap the tines against hard

plastics or wood to avoid unnecessary damage. Using the fork at temperature

extremes may also affect the readings.



Figure 11:

Tuning Fork



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The tuning fork test consists of the following steps:


• Grasp the tuning fork by the handle and tap one of the tines against a firm

surface.

• Hold the vibrating tuning fork approximately three (3) inches from the

front of the antenna.

• Verify that the displayed speed and speed marked on the tuning fork are

within one (l) mph of each other. If there is a large difference between the

displayed speed and the fork, check the tuning fork for damage. Repeat the

procedure with another, certified tuning fork. If the error is still greater than

one (l) mph, remove the unit from service.

• Verify that the Doppler audio is correct for the speed displayed and not

corrupted by noise. (Tone can be compared to the tones generated during a

test initiated with the TEST button.)

• The display should blank when the fork is not in front of the antenna or the

vibrations have ceased.

Figure 12:

Tuning Fork Placement



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7. Care, Cleaning, and Storage

Do not spill food, beverages or other liquids and substances on the Genesis-

VP™. When the Genesis-VP™ is not in use or when it is being transported,

store it in its original packaging. To clean the Genesis-VP™, dust it lightly

with a soft clean cloth. The cloth should be free from any cleaning solutions.


8. Limitations to Doppler RADAR

When properly used, the Doppler radar system is extremely accurate and

reliable. However, the variations in the environment can cause situations and

circumstances which may create speeds that appear incorrect.


8.1 Cosine Effect

The cosine effect causes the system to display a speed that is lower than

actual vehicle speed. This condition exists whenever the target vehicles path

is not parallel to the antenna, including curves and hills. In all uses of police

radar, there is always a slight angle between the patrol and target vehicle to

avoid collisions.


Whenever the angle between the beam of the antenna and the target vehicle

increases, the displayed speed decreases. Ideally, an angle of zero (0) degrees

is preferable, since the displayed speed will be the actual target vehicle

speed. The following table shows the effects that an increasing angle can

have on the speed displayed.


At angles less than 10°, there is not much difference between the target and

actual speed. As the angle increases, the error increases. At 90°, the TARGET

speed is zero mph - grossly incorrect.


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Figure 13:

Possible Cosine Effect on Curve

Actual

Speed

Angle, in degrees

0 1 3 5 10 15 20 30 45 60 90

30 mph 30 29 29 29 29 28 28 26 21 15 0

40 mph 40 39 39 39 39 38 37 34 28 20 0

50 mph 50 49 49 49 49 48 46 43 35 25 0

60 mph 60 59 59 59 59 57 56 51 31 30 0

70 mph 70 69 69 69 68 67 65 60 49 35 0

80 mph 80 79 79 79 78 77 75 69 57 40 0


Table 1: Actual and Displayed Speeds at Different Antenna-to-Target Angles


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8.2 Interference

Radar systems, like any other radio system, are subject to external

interference. The two most common kinds are radio frequency interference

and undesired moving objects.


Radio Frequency


The system may inadvertently process radio frequency energy from airport

radar, streetlights, high-tension power lines, microwave transmission towers,

CB radio transmitters, and AM/FM transmission towers as Doppler speeds.

The Genesis-VP™ unit has a radio frequency interference (RFI) detection

circuit, designed to detect excess radio frequency energy. When stray radio

frequency energy reaches an excessive level, the system will illuminate the

"RFI" icon in the display. Once the source of radio interference ends, the

system will resume normal operation. Also, any locked speeds will return to

the lock window.


Moving Objects


The system may also detect other moving objects in the antennas beam. Fan

blades, in the patrol vehicle, can generate undesired Doppler signals.


Since these signals can be similar to moving cars, the operator needs to

discern between a valid target and a source of interference. Usually, a source

of moving interference exhibits the following characteristics:


•

A reading when there is not a target vehicle in the operational range of

the antenna.

•

A target vehicle, upon entering the operational range, will override the

interference signal-causing the displayed speed to change suddenly.

•

The Doppler audio will be corrupted with noise, unlike a good, clear

Doppler tone.

•

Interference is irregular and does not provide a valid tracking history.

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8.3 Multi-path Beam Cancellation

When multi-path beam cancellation occurs, the target vehicle speed display

will sporadically blank and reappear. This occurs when the radar looses track

of a target vehicle at semi-random intervals. The target vehicle is reflecting

two signals that are interfering with one another. When the phase of the two

signals is 180°, maximum interference occurs and the signals cancel, causing

the system to ignore the target vehicle. When there is only one target vehicle,

the system will reacquire the speed of the vehicle. However, when more

target vehicles are present, the system could lock onto another vehicle. The

operator can minimize the confusion of multi-path beam cancellation with an

accurate tracking history of the original target vehicle.


8.4 Scanning

All radar antennas, for police applications, are designed to be operated from

a fixed mounting, or to be hand-held in a steady position. Moving or

"scanning" the antenna past stationary objects can cause the system to detect

the motion. A speed-reading obtained from scanning requires deliberate

misuse.


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9. Warranty

TWO YEAR RADAR WARRANTY


Decatur Electronics, Inc. guarantees the Genesis-VP™ to be free from

defects in workmanship and material, and to operate within specifications for

a period of two years. During this period, Decatur Electronics, Inc. will

repair or replace, at its option, any component, except batteries or chargers,

found to be defective, without cost to the owner, provided the unit is returned

to the factory.


The full warranty on parts and workmanship does not include normal wear

and tear, crushing, dropping, fire, impact, immersion, or damage from

attempted repair or modifications by unauthorized service agents.


Simply return the unit (transportation prepaid) directly to the factory or to an

Authorized Decatur Electronics Warranty Service Center near you.


If you have any questions, or want a quick problem diagnosis, please call our

customer service hot-line and ask for the service department:


phone: 1.800.428.4315


fax: 1.217.428.5302


TWO YEAR WARRANTY EXCEPTION


If the unit was purchased under a special buying program (state purchase

contract, etc.), then the above warranty may not apply. Please refer to the

buying program contract for the appropriate warranty terms, or contact

Decatur Electronics, Inc. at the above phone number.


EXTENDED WARRANTY OPTIONS


If you are interested in an extended warranty, contact your sales

representative to discuss extended warranty options.


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10.Service Return Procedure


If it becomes necessary to return the Genesis-VP™ to the factory, please

follow the procedure below:


•

Return ALL pieces of the Genesis-VP™ in the original packaging

•

Include a note describing the malfunction of the system, or the incident

that resulted in a malfunction. Failure to do so may delay the return of

the system.

•

Telephone the Customer Service Department, at Decatur Electronics: 1800-

428-4315, to obtain a return authorization (RA) number. Write the

RA number on the note and shipping label.

•

Return the system to:

Decatur Electronics, Inc.

715 Bright Street

Decatur, IL 62522 USA

RA#: xxxxxx



The shipping charges, for sending the system to Decatur Electronics, Inc., are

the responsibility of the customer.


If a system, still under warranty, is received COD from a customer, the

customer will be charged for the amount of the COD freight charges plus an

additional 10% for handling, after the system is repaired. The COD and 10%

handling fee will be added to the repair bill as out-of-warranty repairs.


Decatur Electronics, Inc. will pay the freight (up to $10.00 US) for shipment

of the system from the repair facility to the customer, provided that the

system is still under warranty. Any shipping charges, above the initial $10.00,

will be charged to the customer. If Express or Next Day Air is desired, the

customer will be invoiced for the freight charges, even if the system is still

under warranty.


An estimate can be furnished for repairs that are out-of-warranty, at the

customers request, for $50.00 US. Even if the customer decides to not have

the repairs completed, they will be invoiced for the $50.00, plus return

freight. If Decatur Electronics proceeds with the repairs, there will be no

charge for the estimate.


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Appendix 1, Specifications

Antenna Parameters

K-Band

IACP Type

Nominal Transmission Frequency

Nominal Horizontal Beamwidth

Polarization

Nominal Microwave Power Output

Maximum Aperture Power Density

III

24.150 ±50 MHz

12°

Circular

10 mW

=1 mW/cm2

Environment

Ambient Operating Temperatures

Maximum Humidity

Water Resistance

-30°C to +70°C

-22°F to +158°F

90% relative humidity at 37°C

(non-condensing)

Meets International Robustness

Standard IEC 529:1989 and

European Community Standard

EN 60529 Classification IP55.

These set international standards

for immunity from damage by

solid protrusions and water.

Voltages

Supply Voltage

Low Voltage Threshold

5.5 VDC — 8 VDC

Power supplied from replacable

Ni-Cad batteries

5.5 VDC

Speed Range Parameters

Speed Display Ranges

Target: mph Option

kph Option

Minimum

5

8

Maximum

200

320


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Appendix 2, FDA Notice



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Appendix 3, FCC/ISC Documents


This page reserved for Grant of Equipment Authorization.


Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits of

a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits

are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in

residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio

frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the

instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.

However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular

installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or

television reception which can be determined by turning the equipment off

and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or

more of the following measures:


•

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna

•

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver

•

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit that is different

from that which the receiver is connected

•

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

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Appendix 4, Case Law


Judicial notice is an elementary principal of law. The principal applies to

facts that are common knowledge and states that it is necessary to introduce

evidence to prove what is common knowledge.


The following landmark rulings have made it simpler to introduce RADAR

SPEED MEASUREMENTS as evidence.


1. State v. Dantonio in June 1995, State of New Jersey.

The New Jersey Supreme Court took judicial notice of the Doppler Principle.

Other States quickly followed.


2. State v. Tomanelli in 1966.

The court pointed out that while the tuning fork method is acceptable, the

result of the test is only as good as the tuning fork used.


3. Honeycutt v. Commonwealth in 1966.

The court ruled that it is sufficient for an officer to have enough knowledge

and training to properly:


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Setup RADAR.

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Test its accuracy.

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Read the instrument to obtain the speed measurement.

4. State v. Hanson in 1978.

The court decreed that the officer must be able to testify:


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To having had adequate training and experience in the operation of

the moving RADAR.

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That the moving RADAR instrument was in proper working order

and that its testing had followed suggested methods.

•

That the instrument was used in an area where road conditions

presented only the minimum possibility of distortion.

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That the patrol cars speed was verified.

•

That the instrument was expertly tested soon after the arrest and that

the testing did not rely on the instruments own internal circuit testing.

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Manual is out-dated / no longer used.

Above is merely a suggestion/thought and in no way constitutes legal advice or views of my employer. www.OHTA.ca
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