Universal Laser Rangefinders (ULS)

The ULS is a user configurable laser rangefinder that has four primary measurement modes:
Averaging mode: the ULS takes a specified number of individual distance measurements and averages them into a single output result. Last target mode: used in poor environments to achieve a measurement to the last object the laser hits. Binning mode: allows the ULS to acquire a single specific target in the presence of multiple intervening unwanted targets (or system noise, in the case of an extremely weak target) by taking a ‘burst’ of individual measurements and determining the prominent target in the aggregate data set. Detection mode: a dedicated, rapid update, proximity detection configuration used to detect the presence of fast moving objects.
Accuracies of several cms at hundreds of meters are achievable.

Applications

• Collision avoidance
• Ground profiling
• UAV auto landing & take-off
• Altimetry
• Level monitoring (clear & dusty cond.)
• Outdoor water measurements
• In-line positioning (tripper car)
• Object counting
• Ship docking
• Camera focusing
• Presence detection
• Scanning
• Proximity verification
• Traffic engineering
• Custom O.E.M. projects

Product Specifications

Measurement laser:
Wavelength: 905 nm (infrared)
3 power settings: 400 nJ, 200 nJ and 100 nJ per pulse
Average power: proportional to laser pulse firing rate
Eye Safety: Class I, 7mm (FDA, CFR21)
Class I M (IEC 60825-1:2001)
Beam divergence: 3 milliradians (~ 0.3 m @ 100 m)

Aiming laser (for alignment only):
Wavelength: 650 nm (visible red)
Eye safety: Class IIm (FDA, CFR21)
Activation: software controlled
Average output power: 1mW

Accuracy:
Non-cooperative target: +/- 2 cm typical
Cooperative target: +/- 1 cm typical

Max. range (high power):
90% target reflectivity: 450m
20% target reflectivity: 225m
Cooperative target: 1664m

Optical sighting scope (optional):
Zoom: 1.5-4 x 16

Input power:
Absolute min/max: 10 – 30V DC
Nominal: 12 – 24V DC
Max. current: 170 mA

Communications:
Configuration interface: RS232 serial
Output interface: RS232 and RS485 serial; 4-20 mA analog

Physical:
Dimensions: 5.3″ L x 4.75″ W x 2.5″ H (13.5 cm x 12 cm x 6.3 cm)
Weight: 1.75 lbs (800 g)
Enclosure: anodized Aluminum
Mounting: 75 mm hole spacing front/back and 110 mm spacing side/side (four hole pattern)

Environmental:
Sealing: IP 54
Temperature: -22° F to +140° F (-30° C to +60° C)
Shock/vibration: MIL-STD-810E