Compact and rugged lidar for use in industrial automation, geodesy, mapping and autonomous driving.

The HDL-32E generates a point cloud of up to 695,000 points per second with a range of up to 100 m and a typical accuracy of ±2 cm. The resulting comprehensive point cloud coverage within a single data stream makes the HDL-32E an indispensable part of any sensor suite.

The HDL-32E, built on Velodyne’s ‘558 patent, provides a full 360-degree environmental view to deliver accurate real-time 3D data.

LiDAR (Light Identification Detection and Ranging) is a technology that, by processing a signal obtained by reflecting a light laser pulse, receives information about objects at a distance. Typically, a large number of laser pulses are emitted in a short period. This enables to obtain highly detailed and accurate digital models of the scanned space.

Unlike radio waves that effectively reflected only from large enough metal targets, light waves are reflected practically from all surrounding objects. Multiple reflections can be detected from a single emitted pulse.

Today, laser scanning technology is the most effective method of obtaining a digital terrain model from land, air and water. Modern geodesy is unthinkable without the using of LiDARs.



Scan system
Laser wavelength 903 nm
Data acquisition rate 695 kHz
Range 100 m
FOV 360°
Deflection unit rotation speed 20 rps
Range accuracy 2 sm
Weight 1.0 kg
Dimensions 85.3x85.3x144.2 mm
Power consumption 12 W (typical)
Operating voltage 9 V – 18 V
Environmental protection IP67
Operating temperature -10 ... +60 °C
Storage temperature -40 ... +105 °C