Let me propose a "sensitivity/filtering" theory.
Radar from a real LEO/Threat is aimed at you and can be received at a much further distance than a false. Most radar to get your speed will be shot directly at you, not from a parking lot at over a 30 degree angle or more. A typical false is usually a weak signal and will ramp up differently than a real threat. Radar from a gun can get your speed at approximately a maximum of 3000ft, how much more sensitivity do you really need? An extra 500, 1000ft, 3000ft? It only takes a few seconds to slow down.
Therefore if you find that equal medium of being "sensitive" but not overly "sensitive" to off axis radar you will have a quieter RD with almost the same real radar detection range.
Now add what some RD manufactures call "filtering" brief delay, thresh hold or whatever they want to call it. Now you have your self a RD with good detection range but not an overly "sensitive" one. Now you have your self a smart filtering system.
If I pick up a real threat with 10 seconds to react on a less "sensitive" RD, and 13 seconds to react with a more "sensitive" RD, does it really matter when it only takes 4 seconds to slow down? :roll:
I think the descriptions should be “sensitive RD” & “smart RD”. sensitivity doesn’t equate to no ticket, the ability to communicate a real threat correctly by the RD and the drivers reaction to that threat equates to no ticket. Its ˝ driver ˝ the RD responsibility to prevent a ticket. The most sensitive RD in the world won’t prevent a ticket if it doesn’t communicate the real threat clearly and the driver doesn’t react correctly. :wink:
Now what would be awesome is adjustable sensitivity with the ability to adjust off axis sensitivity via GPS location. :twisted: