IMPORTANT: This version (A1M8R5), with maximum laser power of 5mW, is a class 3a laser apparatus and does not require license to possess or use. The A3 module has increase the laser power to 10-12mW which make it a controlled class 3b apparatus. Licenses are required to legally possess and/or use the class 3b apparatus.
The RPLIDAR A1M8R5 360° Laser Scanner is the low cost 360 degree 2D LiDAR. The system can perform 360 degree scan within 12-meter range. The produced 2D point cloud data can be used in mapping, localization and object/environment modeling.
RPLIDAR A1's scanning frequency reached 5.5 hz when sampling 1450 points each round. And it can be configured up to 10 hz maximum (require separate 12V supply to motor). RPLIDAR A1 is basically a laser triangulation measurement system. It can work excellent in all kinds of indoor environment and outdoor environment without direct sunlight exposure.
Before leaving the factory, every RPLIDAR A1M8R5 has passed strict testing to ensure the laser output power meets the standards of FDA Class I.
NOTE: The RPLIDAR A1M8R5 works with supply voltage of 5VDC, however, the logic level of TX/RX and MOTOCTL pin is 3.3V and is not 5V tolerant. A Logic Level Converter is recommended if connect directly to a 5V device (e.g Arduino Uno and Mega).
- Measurement Range: 0.15 - 12 meters
- Angular Range: 0-360 degree
- Distance Resolution: <0.5 (0.15~1.5 meters) and <1% of the distance (All distance range)
- Angular Resolution: < 1 degree (5.5Hz scan rate)
- Sample Duration: 0.125 millisecond
- Sample Frequency 8000Hz
- Scan Rate: 5.5Hz - 10Hz