The drone lidar sector is growing rapidly and especially over the past 2 years. In only a short period of time, manufacturers of the best aircraft lidar sensors have engineered lidar sensors for small drones. The output from these UAV lidar sensors is outstanding and will keep improving as more manufacturers enter this sector. Over the coming years, we are going to see most of the lidar sensor work moving from aircraft to UAVs.
In this post we look at 3 of the best tested lidar sensors of Benewake for small unmanned aerial vehicles. These lidar sensor manufacturers are Benewake. We also discuss some of the many great uses of lidar technology and how each lidar sensor works well in different sectors such as mining, forestry, surveying, corridor mapping etc.
1.TF02--Single Point Ranging LiDAR
TF02 highly optimizes the energy system, product structure, fusion algorithm,
and shell material so as to achieve a 22-meter-long range and a more stable
ranging performance. Combining an innovative production process and multiple
software and hardware optimizations, Benewake upgrades LiDAR truly to a
consumer level and makes it applicable in numerous fields.
- Remote, Accurate and Stable
- The optimal range can be up to 22 m.
- Impeccable data processing algorithms
2. TFmini--Micro LiDAR Module
TFmini is a milestone for Benewake with its unique optical, structural, and electronic designs, the product possesses 3 major advantages:
- Low cost,
- Tiny volume
- Low power consumption
The built-in algorithm adapted to indoor and outdoor environments can guarantee an excellent ranging performance at a low cost and in a tiny volume, which highly expands the application fields andscenarios of LiDAR and lays a solid foundation for future “eyes” in the smart era.
Benewake launches CE30, a solid-state LiDAR with large FoV. It could simultaneously output grey and depth information within 132° horizontal FoV and 9° vertical FoV. Meanwhile no mechanical rotating components exist internally, so higher reliability and stability could be ensured.
- Focus for Broad Space FoV 132°x 9°,
- Solid State for High Stability and Reliability
- Two Modes for Flexibility
Based on the optimized obstacle avoidance mode, the region of interest (ROI) can be customized to focus on the obstacle information in the ROI and enable unimpeded driving. It can be applied in the general vehicle field, including Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV, such as intelligent warehouse vehicle), autopilot cars and industrial automation, etc.
The brief introduction of Benewake
Benewake（www.benewake.com）is a national high-tech enterprise. The company is located in Keshi Building, Haidian district, Beijing. Benewake focuses on thesolid-state LiDAR. Benewake’s DE-LiDAR, a mass production level product, possess complete intellectual properties and recognition. The products have been launched in the American, European and Japanese market already. The Benewake products can be widely applied in the autonomous driving (obstacle avoidance navigation), the drones (plant protection in agriculture), robots (smart home), AGV (warehouse logistics in industry). In 2016, Benewake was awarded the champion of the Audi Innovation Lab. In 2017, Benewake has entered BOSCH Accelerator.