Laser Developer's Blog – May 2015 Archive (2)

Overhead power line detection at 60km/h using the SF30 laser

The SF30 laser range finder module has been designed to detect all kinds of different obstacles from a moving UAV. The most difficult obstacle to detect is an overhead power line because of its small diameter and dark color giving it a very small "laser cross-section". Add into this mix the issue of moving past these lines at speed and the real magnitude of the task…


Added by Laser Developer on May 25, 2015 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

SF30 LRF - how fast is fast enough for obstacle detection?

Developing a new product starts with a pretty clear idea of what you expect the finished thing to do. Mathematically, you can can work out the expected performance and logically you can understand how this performance translates into useful…


Added by Laser Developer on May 10, 2015 at 2:01am — 9 Comments

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