Saint Genis-Pouilly, France: Sensor and sensing solutions company, Terabee, has announced the latest addition to their line of lightweight, small-size, low-cost distance and ranging sensors.
Ideally suited to drone use, the new TeraRanger Evo sensor weighs just 9g (12g with communication board) but can make distance readings at up to 60m range! Rather than laser, the sensor uses LED technology.
Ease of use has always been a key feature of TeraRanger sensors and Evo is no different. There are no calibrations, compensations or data translations to do, so the sensor is essentially plug and play, streaming distance values in digital format. Adding to the ease of use is the clever two-part construction where the black coloured optical sensor module simply clips to the yellow coloured backboard for power management and communications. Two backboards are available; UART/I2C or USB, but custom backboards can be made on request. Greg Watts, Commercial Manager at Terabee explains, “With this sensor, we’ve taken both ease of use and performance to another level. We’ve always had strong demand for our sensors from the drone community, so we have made sure the sensor is easy to mount on drones and set up and use with popular autopilots such as Pixhawk, for example.”