Compact, Micro LiDAR Sensors, Range Finders and Laser Scanners for Drones and Autonomous Vehicles

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LightWare is a leading developer of miniature LiDAR sensors for drones, robotics and self-driving vehicles. Our compact, lightweight microLiDAR™ laser rangefinder systems provide essential vision capabilities for unmanned and autonomous systems, enabling solutions such as sense and avoid, terrain following and precision landing.

Product Comparison:

LightWare SF45 microLiDARSF45LW20/C microLiDAR Single-beam long-range laser rangefinderLW20/CSF40/C Scanning laser rangefinder for UAVsSF40/CSF000/B Ultra-compact LiDAR scannerSF000/B
Size (mm)40 x 40 x 3530 x 20 x 4370 x 79
(height x diameter)
22 x 34 x 21
Weight (g)48.3202568.8
Measurement RangeUp to 50mUp to 100mUp to 100mUp to 50m
Measurement SpeedUp to 20,000 points/secUp to 388 readings/sec20,010 readings/secUp to 388 readings/sec
Resolution1cm1cm3cm1cm

SF45 – ultra-miniature scanning microLiDAR

Lightweight laser scanner for drones and UGVs

LightWare SF45 microLiDARThe SF45 is an extremely compact and lightweight scanning microLiDAR sensor featuring a 320º field of view and an update rate of up to 20,000 measurements per second.

Designed to provide enhanced 3D depth perception for UAVs and ground robots, it can be mounted either on the top of the side of a vehicle.

The high-accuracy, high-precision microLiDAR delivers reliable performance even under poor weather conditions and dense vegetation. With a scanning range of 50m in bright sunlight, it is ideal for a wide range of applications including altitude measurement, obstacle detection, sense and avoid, and SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping).

LW20/C microLiDAR™ – compact laser scanner

Single-beam long-range laser rangefinder

LW20/C microLiDAR Single-beam long-range laser rangefinderThe LW20/C microLiDAR™ is a compact laser scanner designed to provide professional-grade performance for drones, self-driving cars and vehicles, and other robotic platforms. Measurements can be made up to 100 metres away for long-range remote object detection, and the system provides a rapid scan rate of up to 388 readings per second.

The LW20/C provides driver hardware and software for easy interfacing with servos, enabling the creation of lightweight drone collision avoidance solutions. It can also be used as an altimeter for multirotor UAVs, providing high-accuracy measurements of height above ground level for proximity warning and automated landing systems.

The miniature LiDAR sensor can be easily connected to a wide variety of processors via serial or I2C, and runs from a single 5V power source. A rugged IP67-rated enclosure provides protection against water and dust.

SF40/C – collision sensing single beam rangefinder

Scanning laser rangefinder for UAVs

SF40/C Scanning laser rangefinder for UAVs