There is a requirement for small, lightweight, economical, Laser based sensors, that still offer the user adjustments for accuracy, range and measurement time. The Garmin Lidar Lite V3 is a high-performance 40M Sensor that allows for a balance of the above parameters and uses just 130mA during operational image acquisition.
LIDAR-Lite v3 - Features:
for Drones UAV, Robot or unmanned vehicle applications.
40-meter laser-based optical ranging sensor
Small form factor
low power consumption - less than 130mA during acquisition.
Operating Voltage - 5V DC
User-configurable - adjust between accuracy, operating range and measurement time.
Has edge-emitting, 905nm (1.3 watts), single-stripe laser transmitter
4 m Radian x 2 m Radian beam divergence
Optical aperture - 12.5mm.