Velodyne Puck Lidar Sensor
A Smart, Powerful Lidar Solution
Velodyne’s new PUCK (VLP-16) sensor is the smallest, newest, and most advanced product in 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.
Velodyne sensors support a dual return mode that enables lidar applications to more accurately capture the details of complex environments, such as forests, infrastructure and buildings, which contain scattered small objects and non-opaque surfaces. A significant advantage over single returns alone, providing the user with multiple returns greatly increases the number of useable points available to map or navigate any setting. This feature enables Velodyne’s sensors to deliver the precise 3D image data needed for insights to advance efficiency, safety, sustainability and more.
Real-Time 3D LiDAR
The VLP-16 has a range of 100 m, and the sensor’s low power consumption (~8 W), light weight (830 g), compact footprint (~Ø103 mm x 72 mm), and dual return capability make it ideal not only for autonomous vehicles but also robotics and mobile terrestrial 3D mapping applications.
Velodyne’s LiDAR Puck supports 16 channels, ~300,000 points/second, 360° horizontal field of view and a 30° vertical field of view, with ±15° up and down. The Velodyne LiDAR Puck does not have visible rotating parts, making it highly resilient in challenging environments (Rated IP67) while operating over a wide temperature range (-10°C to +60°C).
Patented Surround View Technology
The Puck, built on Velodyne’s ‘558 patent, provides a full 360-degree environmental view to deliver accurate real-time 3D data.
Applications: Robotics, Automotive, Industrial, Security, UAV, Mapping
- 100 m range with the compact form factor
- Higher-resolution option in the Puck family
- Proven, Class 1 eye-safe 905 nm technology
- Best-in-class accuracy and calibrated intensity
- Best-in-class power & temperature range
- Sensor-to-sensor interference mitigation feature
- Versatile, with attractive volume pricing
- Dual Returns