Morgan Hill-based Velodyne Lidar, a fabricator of intense definition LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensors, has launched a novel miniature, weight-less, economical devise called the HDL-32E for carrying out independent automobile and mobile mapping operations.
The HDL-32E is an advancement of the HDL-64Ecore technology implemented in 2007. The HDL-32E is capable of monitoring 5.9 inches height by 3.4 inches width, mass is lower than three pounds and satisfies crucial automotive and military requirements.The devise is equipped with a maximum of 32 lasers arranged across a 40° Vertical Field of View ranging from +100C to -300C degrees, and produces 800,000 distance points each second. The HDL-32E is capable of rotating at 360° and delivers calibration and intensity data throughout a series of 5 cm to 100 m, with a precision greater than +/- 2 cm. This leads to the formation of an high definition 3D point cloud, serving vehicle and mobile mapping purposes for environmental information analysis compared to the traditional LiDAR sensors.
Bruce Hall, President of Velodyne, stated that the HDL-32E offers an identical point cloud and can be deployed in individual automobiles, meeting size, weight and price requirements. This can also be utilized for indoor, outdoor, and for other unique mapping purposes. He explained that this particular system has been devised incorporating 32 lasers, reducing the expenses. And that they are highly pleased with the performances offered by the HDL-32E.