Laser Altimeter


The AR3000 has been used by NASA and UAV manufacturers to create laser altimeters

Un-manned Autonomous Vehicle (UAV) projects depend on sensors to provide spatial information for route planning and crash avoidance. A developer of an un-manned airplanes selected AR3000 distance sensors to measure the height above the ground, whether it was the landing strip, grass or trees. A dual-sensor system can be used to give improved accuracy at both short range and long range distances. A 10 mrad version can be used for measuring between 0 - 50 meters, and a 2 mrad version can be used for 50 - 300 meters.  NASA has also used Acuity's products to create laser altimeters for their landers.

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