Velodyne Puck (VLP-16) LiDAR

The Puck is a small, compact LiDAR for usage in automotive, mapping, robotics, security, smart cities and others sophisticated and responsible applications.

The Puck's reliability, power efficiency, and surround view make it the ideal solution for number of applications:

›  ADAS;
›  autonomous Vehicles (AV);
›  trucking;
›  drone/UAV;
›  robotics;
›  mapping;
›  smart City;
›  security;

There are special modifications of this lidar:

›  Puck Lite - is a lightweight version for use on various types of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
›  Puck Hi-Res - with increased angular resolution for use in specialized robotic systems and other applications where this parameter is especially critical.

Velodyne’s Puck (VLP-16) LiDAR sensor is the highest-value sensor on the market.

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.


Velodyne Puck (VLP-16) LiDAR.

Scan system
Laser wavelength 905 nm
Data acquisition rate 300 kHz
Range 100 m
FOV 360°
Deflection unit rotation speed 20 rps
Range accuracy 3 sm
Weight 830 g
Dimensions 103.3x103.3x71.7 mm
Power consumption 8 W (typical)
Operating voltage 9 V – 18 V
Environmental protection IP67
Operating temperature -10 ... +60 °C
Storage temperature -40 ... +105 °C