Cepton Technologies, Inc., a provider of 3D LiDAR solutions for automotive, industrial, security and mapping applications, unveiled the newest product in its SORA family of scanning LiDAR sensors.  The SORA-P60L is purpose-built to deliver long-range, high-resolution imaging for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).  

The SORA-P60L has a 400 Hz frame rate, enabling drones to fly faster while maintaining high point cloud density.  With a 550 gram payload, the SORA-P60L prolongs UAV flight time allowing more ground to be covered in a single trip.  Cepton’s Micro-Motion Technology (MMT™) faces all lasers downward at all times, providing a uniform point cloud that the company syas is over four times denser than other solutions. This, in combination with the high scan rate, makes the SORA-P60L the ideal solution for fixed wing and fast-moving rotary wing UAVs, Cepton continued.

“Cepton’s SORA-P60L leads the LiDAR industry with its best-in-class point cloud density that provides superior imaging for UAVs. With the affordable price point, long-range capabilities and high frame rate of SORA-P60L, UAVs can capture data faster and build more accurate maps,” said Neil Huntingdon, Cepton's VP of Business Development.