Recently, I destroyed the TFmini Lidar in my companies copter. I was flying into a very high powered (30 W) infrared laser at 100 meters height (a Wind-Lidar to measure wind speed), and forgot to put tape on the optics of the TFmini .
Now I would like to replace this sensor. However, I never really noticed any obvious benefit of the TFmini in the flight modes I am using (Loiter, Auto and Stabilize).
I have seen the new Hex HereFlow, and I wonder if that gives any benefit in these flight modes. Will it help to make GPS position hold (loiter) more reliable? We recently had some problems with GPS position hold when we needed to fly in between buildings.
Question: Is the velocity and (relative) position estimate of the optical flow sensor fused with the GPS position estimate?
Thanks for your help!!