Velodyne’s VLP-16 sensor is the smallest, newest and most advanced production Velodyne’s 3D LiDAR product range. Vastly more cost-effective than similarly priced sensors and developed with mass production in mind, it retains the key features of Velodyne’s breakthroughs in LiDAR: Real-time, 360°, 3D distance and calibrated reflectivity measurements.
The VLP-16 has a range of 100m, and the sensor’s low power consumption (~8W), lightweight (500-gram or 830-gram options available), compact footprint (~Ø103mm x 72mm), and dual return capability make it ideal for UAVs and other mobile applications.
Velodyne’s LiDAR VLP-16 supports 16 channels, ~300,000 points/sec, a 360° horizontal field of view and a 30° vertical field of view, with /- 15° up and down. The Velodyne VLP-16 does not have visible rotating parts, making it highly resilient in challenging environments (Rated IP67).
ROS driver available
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- Dual Returns
- 830-grams (500-grams available)
- 16 Channels
- 100m Range
- 300,000 Points per Second
- 360 Horizontal FOV
- ± 15° Vertical FOV
- Low Power Consumption
- Protective Design
Single VLP16 (Velodyne 16) is being used for map based localization in fusion with IMU/Wheel-Encoder and prior 3D map (build using pose graph SLAM). A step towards low-cost localization.
First experiment with the Velodyne VLP-16 LiDAR ‘Puck’ mounted on a brushless gimbal on a Devourer X8 heavy-lift multi-rotor UAV.