Exciting news! A lighter weight lidar sensor from Velodyne – the VLP-16 (Puck LITE). So what does this mean for us? Reducing the payload on UAS equipment will allow for longer flight times. Great news for everyone.
Velodyne LiDAR’s Puck LITE™ is a lighter weight version of the VLP-16 PUCK for applications that demand a lower weight to meet their requirements. The Puck LITE™ has identical performance to VLP-16 with the only difference in weight of 590 g vs. 830 g for the latter. No other changes have been made to Puck LITE™ as it retains its patented 360° surround view to capture real-time 3D LiDAR data that includes distance and calibrated reflectivity measurements.