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Collision avoidance and navigation for drones and UAV
Available UAV sensing solutions for position and range measurements as well as for collision avoidance are still far from perfect: GPSs and barometers aren’t full-proof—even outdoors—and can’t be relied upon when navigating indoors. Ultrasonic altimeters have very limited range. Optical flow sensors require good lighting and textured surfaces, and camera vision are still a work in progress and tend to be processing-intensive.
Leddar solid-state LiDAR technology, with its narrow or wide field-of-view, rich data acquisition, and multi-segment/multi-object detection capability, might be the best all-around sensing solution to provide efficient and reliable spatial awareness for a new generation of UAVs.
Leddar benefits for drones and UAV
- Highly accurate, stable measurements
- Wide field-of-view and rich spatial awareness
- Enabling up to 360° obstacle and surface detection
- Rapid data acquisition time of up to 140 Hz
- Reliable operation indoors and outdoors
- Immune to light, noise, vibrations, and wind
SINGLE POINT LIDAR FOR DRONE ALTIMETER
New optical altimeters integrating the highly optimized Leddar technology deliver accurate distance measurements above ground level while meeting size, weight, and cost requirements of UAV manufacturers.
Highly optimized optical range finders, such as the LeddarOne, are being implemented in new generations of commercial drones.
MULTI-SEGMENT SOLUTIONS FOR DRONE COLLISION AVOIDANCE
LeddarTech’s multi-segment solutions such as LeddarVu leverage a no-moving-part, solid-state design that combines multiple independent active elements into a single device, generating critical ranging data for safe navigation and precise positioning. Its obstacle detection capabilities over a wide field of view makes it a top performer as part of a sense-and-avoid solution.
Learn more about LiDAR technology and its benefits for Drones and UAS in the Unmanned Vehicle LiDAR Magazine, published by LeddarTech.
CUSTOMER STORY: DRAGANFLY
Leading commercial drone vendors are starting to integrate specific distance sensors (also called rangefinders) that perform as altimeters and complement the on-board navigational equipment. And these days, the LeddarOne sensor is catching the industry’s attention.
One of the first major UAV manufacturer to leverage the LeddarOne’s advanced distance measurement capabilities is Draganfly Innovations Inc., which integrated the optical rangefinder as a standard feature on its Draganflyer Commander model.
CUSTOMER STORY: Robota
When drone-maker Robota began designing the Eclipse, a brand-new model of advanced fixed-wing drone for surveying applications, its engineers knew they would have to leverage the latest and best technologies available in order to set their offering apart from the competition.
Learn why LeddarTech was selected as the best LiDAR sensor technology for Robota’s needs.