Velodyne VLP-16

Velodyne VLP-16
Status Active


  • Ivan Penskiy (ipenskiy[at]umd[dot]edu)

Important documents and useful links


Velodyne VLP-16 is a 360º lidar capable of creating 3D images. It has 16 laser/detector pairs mounted in a compact housing that rapidly spins to scan the surrounding environment.


Engineering Annex building 093, Room varies.


Horizontal field of view 360°
Vertical field of view 30°
Rotational speed 5-20 rot/s
Maximum range 100 m


VLP-16 must be reserved before using. The reservation is done using the NanoCenter reservation system (see details in the Scheduling page).
You will be able to reserve the equipment personally only after being trained on it.

Video demonstration

The following videos demonstrate capabilities and the main steps of operating VLP-16:

VLP-16 overview Real-time mapping using VLP-16 VLP-16 set up overview

Note: these are promotional and instructional videos. They are included for demonstrational purposes only. The details of actual operational procedures in RRL can differ!

Standard operating procedure

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