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Puck LITE™

Velodyne LIDAR's Puck LITE is a lighter weight version of the VLP-16 PUCK for applications that demand a lower weight to meet their requirements. The Puck LITE has identical performance to VLP-16 with the only difference in weight of 590 g vs. 830 g for the latter. No other changes have been made to Puck LITE as it retains its patented 360° surround view to capture real-time 3D LIDAR data that includes distance and calibrated reflectivity measurements.

  • 590 grams

  • Dual Returns

  • 16 Channels

  • 100m Range

  • Up to ~600,000 Points per Second

  • 360° Horizontal FOV

  • ± 15° Vertical FOV

  • Low Power Consumption

  • Protective Design

  • Connectors: RJ45  /  M12

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3D - Real-Time - LIDAR

Key Applications

User Data Examples

Data provided by Phoenix Aerial Systems.

Data provided by XactSense.

Data provided by Real Earth.

In Action

Vehicle Localization

Single VLP16 (Velodyne 16) is being used for map based localization in fusion with IMU/Wheel-Encoder and prior 3D map (build using pose graph SLAM). A step towards low-cost localization.

UAV LIDAR Mapping System

This video is an overview of the Phoenix Aerial AL3-16 LIDAR Mapping system. In this video, a DJI S1000 is used and for the demonstration, we flew over an over an open pit. You'll see how LIDAR can pick up points underneath vegetation vs Photogrammetry will only map tree canopy.

UAV Airborne Laser Scanning

First experiment with the Velodyne VLP-16 LIDAR 'Puck' mounted on a brushless gimbal on a Devourer X8 heavy-lift multi-rotor UAV.


Puck LITE Data Sheet

VLP-16 Manual

Interface Box Manual
(VLP-16 & HDL-32E)

Puck LITE Angular
Correction File

VLP-16 Envelope Drawing
(2D PDF)

VLP-16 Envelope CAD
(3D File)

VLP-16 Wiring Diagram

Interface Box Models

VLP-16 Firmware
(Most recent version:

VLP-16 Firmware
Release Notes

VLP-16 Photos

Interface Box Lid Models