I’m new to ArduPilot and don’t find answer on the documentation (Or don’t see them =D)
I want to use two LIdar (one front and one back) due to the conception of the rover I can’t only use one.
So my questions :
o Ardupilot / PixHawk can handle two LiDar ?
o Can I use any LiDar or I can only use the 4 listed in documentation :
- [Lightware SF40/C (360 degree)]
- [Lightware SF45/B (350 degree)]
- [RPLidar A2 360 degree laser scanner]
- [TerraRanger Tower (360 degree)]
Thanks for your help,
To answer your questions:
ArduPilot makes a slight distinction between 360 degree Lidars like Lightware SF40/C/Lightware SF45/B and 1-D RangeFinders like TF-Mini.
The short answer is: You can configure only ONE 360-degree sensor with ArduPilot. You can configure multiple 1-D rangefinders though. Hope you understand
Thanks, So I need to rebuild a bit my rover to have only one 360° LiDar.
How I can know if my Lidar are compatible witth ArduPilot ? Only the four in the documentation are ok ?
The full list is here: Complete Parameter List — Copter documentation
Where it says “RangeFinder”, that’s used for 1-D rangefinders
Ok thanks !
My goal is to connect Lidar to the pixhawk to have obect avoidance, but I wouild like to get the data of the lidar into a companion computer to take other decision.
But, I don’t find on the mavlink protocol Message to get distance from object + the angle, number of spot etc.
So, it is possible to get lidar’s data / raw data to a companion computer ?