I'm not sure I understand what your saying Jesse. How would you "chop it off" if you have a way ot determinng its response to be any diffirent then a legimate signal? The panasonic IR's use non-linear response signals.. and in 3 basic phases. Too close(1-5cm or something like that) it changes readings sharply, then from 5-80cm or so it returns a very useable non-linear response. Then from 80-XXX it returns another useless return. I am not trying to extend there range or anything, I am simply seeking a way to determine whether or not the response fits in category 1, 2, or 3. 1 = Too close, 2 = ideal range, 3 = too far. The first IR would return a range of say 55cm, and the second would return a distance of ~58cm. This would let me then do a quick calculation that the diffrence is ~3cm, which is where it should be. As such, I would know that the distance is correct. On the other hand though, is sensor 1 gave me 45cm, and sensor 2 gave me 64cm, I would know that its not in proper range. Because there diffirence is 16cm..
Does that make any sense?
Also.. I would like to think that I could also use this to create 3 non-linear formulas, Formula 1 for the super close range, formula 2, for the biggest range(5-90cm or whatever), and third for that long distance range.