Sensor Overview

AP-LiDAR-One is a compact and lightweight LiDAR system that provides real-time point clouds with unmatched performance and versatility.
The system contains an industrial high-grade IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit), dual-band RTK GNSS receiver and a powerful embedded computer. The system is capable of processing and fusing all measurements into an accurate point cloud in real time. It also stores all raw measurements on a micro SD Card for later post-processing in our iOS app. This post-processing allows for trajectory enhancements using PPK and ground control points to produce even more accurate points clouds with absolute accuracies down to ±3 cm.
It measures only 87x95x113 mm and weight 590 grams.
AP-LiDAR-One dimensions and weight

Main Features


A continuous layer of our proprietary AP-SLAM algorithm runs on-top of the INS for an unmatched performance and accuracy.

Aerial Mapping

Compatible with most popular drones on the market, take AP-LiDAR-One to new heights.

590 grams

Experience the ultimate in portability with our ultra-light LiDAR sensor. Take it with you wherever you go and unleash its potential on a variety of drones.

170 m

Extensive LiDAR range to enhance mission performance.

360° x 45° FOV

Generate comprehensive point clouds by capturing every intricate detail with our expansive field of view, guaranteeing nothing escapes your attention.

Dual Return

Ensure complete point cloud coverage of the ground even in the presence of dense vegetation and tree canopies.

± 3 cm accuracy

Achieve precise scans with an exceptional survey-grade accuracy of up to 3 cm.

1.310.720 points/s

Maximise point density by harnessing the full capabilities of our advanced LiDAR unit.

Interfaces and Connectors

AP-LiDAR-One interfaces and connectors

Main Interface Connector

This is the main connector of the LiDAR sensor. It is a high density industrial connector that provides power and communication to the sensor. It connects to one of our mounts or interface cables. See the Accessories sections for more information.
AP-LiDAR-One can be operated in different ways. From mounted on a drone for aerial mapping to directly connected to an iPad for mobile or indoor mapping. Depending on how you will operate the sensor, you might need to change the mount or cable connected to this interface.

GNSS Antenna SMA Connector

AP-LiDAR-One requires an external Dual-band L1/L2 GNSS active antenna to operate and achieve optimal results. This antenna and cable is included with the sensor and connects to this port through an SMA connector.

LiDAR Cover Lens

This is the LiDAR sensor window and is considered to be the laser aperture. During operation, the entire cover lens can be regarded as the product's laser emitting window.

SD Card

AP-LiDAR-One captures its data in a proprietary APRAW file that gets stored in an external micro SD Card. The sensor comes with a 512 GB micro SD Card that, with a logging rate of 80 Mbps, allows for more than 15 hours of scanned data.

Status LED

This LED indicated the states of operation of the LiDAR sensor and has the following meaning:
Status LED color
Green flashing
Booting up
Blue flashing
Starting up
Green solid