The Popular LeddarOne Altimeter for Drones/UAS Now More Affordable

QUEBEC CITY, CANADA --- LeddarOne, the novel optical range finder from LeddarTech that was recently introduced for drone altimetry applications, is now being offered at the affordable price of $115. Rapidly growing demand in the UAS market for highly reliable height-above-ground measurement sensors that feature the patented Leddar technology has motivated the reduced pricing structure, a clear indication of LeddarTech’s strong commitment to supporting this industry’s rapid evolution.

LeddarOne optical altimeters measure the backscattered signal from infrared light pulses to deliver fast and highly accurate height-above-ground-level (AGL) measurements, which fulfill the drone market’s stringent requirements for takeoff and landing applications as well as in-flight height AGL measurements—both outdoors and indoors.

The compact, lightweight sensor modules leverage Leddar’s unmatched cost-performance ratio to deliver a larger detection zone, better sensitivity, and increased accuracy, compared with competing solutions, over the full range of operating conditions (temperature, ambient light, and weather).

The LeddarOne benefits from the same unique Leddar signal processing algorithms being implemented in the automotive sector as well as in a variety of other applications, which span from cinematography auto-focus devices to highway speed enforcement systems.

LeddarOne sensor modules are available for purchase immediately from the RobotShop online store as well as from the LeddarTech website.

LeddarOne Optical Range Finder specifications

• Three-degree field of view, diffuse infrared-light source (eye-safe LED light source)
• Rapid data acquisition time, up to 70 Hz
• Very compact: 2” diameter
• Lightweight: 14 g
• Detection range: 0 – 15 m on natural targets (up to 40 m on reflective targets)

LeddarOne key benefits

• Proven reliability, even in harsh conditions
• Immune to ambient light
• No moving parts, for ultimate robustness
• Easy to integrate, includes Leddar Enabler SDK
• Low power consumption
• Best cost/performance ratio

Learn more at http://leddartech.com/en/leddar-sensor-solutions/smart-vehicles/drones
 

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