Laser Altimeter Posted in: Height Measurement – Tags: Academia University and Government Research, Aerospace and Defense
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.
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.