Rangefinders (landing page)¶
Copter/Plane/Rover support a number of different rangefinders including Lidars (which use lasers or infra-red beams for distance measurements), 360 degree Lidars (which can detect obstacles in multiple directions) and Sonars (which use ultrasonic sound). This category also includes Maxbotix Sonar and Pulsed Light LED range finders. These devices can be used for measuring distance near to the ground for precision landings and altitude control, water depth, or object distance as proximity sensors for Object Avoidance. Vision systems (see Intel RealSense Depth Camera) can also be used for Object Avoidance.
A forward facing rangefinders can also be used for Obstacle Avoidance. See Rangefinder Setup Overview to know more.
Downward facing rangefinders are automatically used in flight modes which have height control, such
as Altitude Hold, Loiter and PosHold Mode. The data from the sensor
will be used until you exceed
RNGFNDx_MAX_CM, after that it switches to
Copter includes support for Terrain Following in Auto mode.
Copter can also use rangefinders for Object Avoidance.
RNGFNDx_MAX_CM must be set to a tested, appropriate value. If
RNGFNDx_MAX_CM is set to a value
greater than the range of the sensor, the autopilot will not respond correctly to the
Follow the links below (or in sidebar) for configuration information based upon your set-up.
- Aistein US-D1 Radar Altimeter
- Attollo Engineering Wasp200
- Avionics Anonymous DroneCAN LIDAR Interface
- Benewake TF02 / TF03
- Benewake TFmini / TFmini Plus / TF-Luna
- Garmin Lidar-Lite
- GY-US42 Sonar
- Hondex Sonar
- HC-SR04 Sonar
- JSN-SR04T Sonar
- LeddarTech Leddar One
- LeddarTech LeddarVu8
- LightWare SF10 / SF11 Lidar
- LightWare SF20 / LW20 Lidar
- Lightware SF02 Lidar
- Maxbotix I2C Sonar
- Maxbotix Analog Sonar
- ST VL53L0X / VL53L1X Lidar
- TeraRanger One/EVO Rangefinders
- Underwater Sonar