Introducing LightWare’s SF45 – Drones Information


We are particularly proud of this device as we received a nomination in the Hardware Components category at the Auvsi Xcellence Awards, which recognizes companies that have committed themselves to advancing the technology and security of unmanned systems.

The SF45 undoubtedly fits that description: its overall purpose is to give UAV / UGV / robots the gift of “seeing” and increasing the safety factor (not to mention reliability) by viewing the world in 3D rather than as Can see series of code. The difference is noteworthy: it is possible to navigate a room that you know from memory versus navigating the same room, but adjust your actions because you find someone moving a chair or a piece of Lego on yours Left away.

It is also the smallest scanning sensor in the world. And it’s these scanning capabilities that make this 35g microLiDAR really remarkable: while most units are fixed, the swivel motion of the SF45 allows it to capture a 320 ° field of view to take your UAV / UGV / robot to the next level by adding this makes it possible to “see around the corner”.

Not that it’s just for drones. These features will surely benefit every type of autonomous ground vehicle, from floor robots to carpet vacuums, pallet trucks, food truck delivery trucks to automatic butlers. From height measurement to object recognition, the versatility of the sensor is impressive.

SF000: The smallest and lightest microLiDAR in the world

It’s no exaggeration to say that we made microLiDAR history with this tiny model that weighs just 8.8g and measures less than an inch. Don’t let its size fool you though – when it comes to features, the SF000 is a giant: easy to use, highly accurate, and super fast. The SF000 can deliver 388 readings per second and is insensitive to background light, noise and wind. An adapter board ensures that the device can be connected quickly and easily to a variety of different interfaces such as Pixhawk, Arduino and Raspberry Pi. It can just as easily be modified with a specially supplied cable so that it can be connected to the breakout board.

Then there is the range: thanks to multiple return signals, the SF000 can “see” up to 50 m even in rain and dusty conditions – a performance that other smaller units cannot achieve. These features ensure that the SF000 offers a range of uses, from landing assistance or ground confirmation to defining height above ground and height, detecting obstacles or keeping position – whether from a drone, unmanned ground vehicle, or as part an Internet of Things activation.

Register for the SF45 Launch Webinar Date: September 10, 2020 Time: 9:00 a.m. London (GMT) 1:00 p.m. New York (EST) Register: Click here

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