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Laser Distance Sensors Can Be Used as Laser Altimeters

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 UAVs selected AR3000 distance measurement 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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AR3000 Distance Measurement Sensor

AR3000 distance measurement sensors are Acuity’s longest-range models. Ideal for measuring positions of cranes and trolleys, the time-of-flight sensor can measure up to 300 meters to natural surfaces and up to 3,000 meters when using a retroreflective target.

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