AUVSI: Velodyne to Showcase Industry-Leading LiDAR Sensors

By Caroline Rees / 13 May 2014
Phoenix Aerial AL2

Alongside Velodyne, Phoenix Aerial will demonstrate AL2, its latest integration of the HDL-32E

At AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems 2014 Velodyne will demonstrate its pioneering LiDAR technology and welcome two partner providers who will show the technology in action.

Velodyne will display its flagship HDL products – the classic HDL-64E and the lightweight and compact HDL-32E. The HDL-32E is particularly suited for LIDAR measurements with UAVs, thanks to its light weight (1kg/2.2lbs) and the vast amount of data it can capture (~700,000 data points per second). Its 32-beam approach minimizes shadows as the same points are being measured from different angles. The multiple beam approach means that even when the UAV is shaking back and forth, at least one of the 32 beams hits the desired target. By contrast, with a one-beam approach, any oscillation of the UAV could leave gaps in the scan pattern.

Joining Velodyne in Booth #615 will be UAV solution providers Phoenix Aerial Systems and LiDAR USA.com. Phoenix Aerial will demonstrate AL2, its latest integration of the HDL-32E into a UAV platform. LiDAR USA will exhibit Snoopy, a compact mobile mapping solution built around the HDL-32E. The system includes GPS/IMU and data acquisition, and is small enough to be mobile for cars, boats, trains, and even gyrocopters.

Posted by Caroline Rees Caroline co-founded Unmanned Systems Technology and has been at the forefront of the business ever since. With a Masters Degree in marketing Caroline has her finger on the pulse of all things unmanned and is committed to showcasing the very latest in unmanned technical innovation. Connect & Contact