Data Sheet
LRF MODULES
Laser Rangefinder Modules
1027, 3020, 3027, 3042, 5020, 5042
07 / 2010, Christian Waschnig, Version 11, Datasheet LRF Modules V11.doc
DISCLAIMER
Technical parameters, provided in this document, are typical values, unless otherwise specified.
Do not use the typical properties shown in this technical profile and dimensions on interface drawings as a basis for preparing
your specifications. Please contact Vectronix AG for assistance and recommendations in establishing particular specifications.
For safe use of the Laser Range Finder modules, please refer to separate operator manuals (OML).
The information presented in this data sheet is believed to be accurate and correct for the intended use of the LRF module. All of
its contents and the LRF module specifications are subject to change without notice.
Illustrations, descriptions and technical data are not binding and may subject to change without prior information.
All other previous versions of this data sheet are invalid.
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Table of Content
1
Product overview
1
2
Key Benefits
4
3
Features
5
3.1
Overview
5
3.2
Range performance graphs
5
3.3
Range performance
6
3.4
Additional functions
6
3.5
Electrical interface
6
3.6
Communication
7
3.7
Environmental
7
3.8
Mechanical interface, dimensions and weight
7
4
Kits
8
4.1
Starter Kit
8
4.2
Interface Kit
8
5
Ordering Information
6
Part Numbers
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10
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1 Product overview
Your goal is to successfully integrate a laser rangefinder module into your host system, and Vectronix is here to help with its line of innovative LRF modules. The latest laser diode technology ensures a rapid and accurate measurement. Highly skilled technicians are
following Swiss quality standards during assembly. All electronic components as well as necessary optics are securely mounted to a
stable chassis which is then boresighted to its line-of-sight (LoS).
Vectronix offers a variety of LRF OEM modules available for applications requiring different ranges. Depending on visibility conditions
and target properties, ranges can be achieved up to 8 km. The diode laser technology utilized by the Vectronix LRF modules allows
cost effectiveness, minimum power consumption, small volume and weight, important for most applications and systems. A standardization of laser range finder modules, allows a large number of applications to be ad-dressed with the same interface conditions, which
again supports achieving the best price / performance ratio.
The LRF module for range measurement is a unique instrument combining excellent range performance with outstanding handling comfort. All rangefinder modules are class 1 eye-safe with respect to IEC as well as ANSI standards.
The LRF module provides digital output of range and with the optional DMC also azimuth (heading), elevation (pitch) and bank (roll).
The entire communication is done via a serial interface.
A stable and mechanical structure designed to be as small as possible results in a lightweight, low volume and robust module. The
modular application concept and the use of modern technologies provide the user with the best price/performance currently available.
The range performance depends on wavelength and optics aperture, but also greatly on the beam divergence. An emit-ting laser beam
with small divergence leads to more laser light on a sighted object, this results in more reflected light back to the receiver of the LRF
module. Enhancing the “concentration” of laser light is possible with several technologies.
The LRF family offers three different laser technologies:
LRF 1000 series: for standard range measurements
The laser source of the LRF 1000 series is a 905nm laser diode. This is invisible to the unaided eye.
The LRF 1027 has a 27mm optical aperture.
LRF 3000 series: for extended range performance
The laser source of the LRF 3000 series is a 1550nm laser diode. This is invisible even to an image intensifier device.
The LRF 3020 has a 20mm, the LRF 3027 a 27mm, the LRF 3042 has a 42 mm optical aperture.
LRF 5000 series: with beamshaper for maximum range performance
The proprietary beamshaper technology reduces the divergence and extends the range of this 1550 nm range finder.
The LRF 5020 has a 20mm optical aperture, the LRF 5042 has a 42mm optical aperture.
2 Key Benefits
Features
Benefits
Class 1 eyesafe laser
Rapid measurement
High repetition rate
Low divergence
Unrestricted, safe operation
Nearly instantaneous results about the target
Accurate tracking of a moving target
Easier finding with more accurate results
Wavelength 1550nm
invisible even for NV goggles
Wavelength 1550 with beamshaper
longest range, good results also in bad conditions
All series
3000 series
5000 series
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3 Features
3.1
Overview
unit
1027
3020
3027
3042
5020
5042
Nom. wave length
nm
905
1550
1550
1550
1550
1550
Optical aperture
mm
27
20
27
42
20
42
Range capability
Spec. range perf.
on NATO target
Max length
m
2'500
2'000
4'200
6'000
4'500
8'000
m
1'700
1'400
2'500
2'800
2'500
5'500
mm
105
100
105
114
100
114
Max width
mm
80
50
80
100
50
100
Max height
mm
40.5
35
40.5
50.25
35
50.25
g
250
120
250
325
120
325
Weight (w/o DMC)
3.2
Range performance graphs
1550nm BS
5042
5020
3042
1550nm
3027
3020
905nm
1027
-
2'000
4'000
6'000
8'000
6'000
8'000
Range Capability
1550nm BS
5042
5020
3042
1550nm
3027
3020
905nm
1027
-
2'000
4'000
Specified Rangeperformance on NATO target (m)
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3.3
Range performance
Name
Nominal wave length
Eye safety per IEC 60825-1, Second Edition (2007-03)
Optical aperture
Beam divergence (typical)
1)
Range capability
2)
Specified range performance on NATO target
2)
Typical range performance 1Hz on NATO target
3)
Typical range performance on man size target
Minimum range (functional)
2)
Accuracy 50 – 1’500 m (1 )
Accuracy > 1’500 m (1 )
Measurement time for range measurement
Repetition rate for single measurement mode
High repetition rate
unit
nm
mm
mrad
m
m
m
m
m
m
m
s
Hz
Hz
1027
3020
905
Class 1
27
0.1 x 1.3
2'500
1'700
1'300
1'300
5
±3
±5
0.3 – 1.1
0.3
1
1550
Class 1
20
2.0 x 0.3
2'000
1'400
1'200
800
5
±3
±5
0.3 – 1.3
0.25
1
Up to three separate distances can be obtained with a single measurement.
The typical target discrimination (distance between the targets) is 30m.
3027
3042
5020
5042
1550
Class 1
27
2.0 x 0.5
4'200
2'500
1'600
1'200
5
±3
±5
0.3 – 1.1
0.3
1
1550
Class 1
42
2.0 x 2.0
6'000
2'800
2'000
1'600
5
±3
±5
0.3 – 1.1
0.3
1
1550
Class 1
20
1.0 x 1.6
4'500
2'500
1'800
1'400
5
±3
±5
0.3 – 1.3
0.25
1
1550
Class 1
42
0.4 x 0.7
8'000
5'500
3'300
3'000
5
±3
±5
0.3 – 1.1
0.3
1
Conditions
1)
target size: beam filling, reflectivity 60%,
detection rate 90%, visibility 10 km,
20 °C environmental temperature,
1013 mbar pressure
2)
analogue 1, except:
target size: NATO (2.3 x 2.3 m), reflectivity 30%
3)
analogue 1, except:
target size: man (1 x 1 m), reflectivity 10%
this is a typical range only and not specified
3.4
Additional functions
Name
DMC-SX 5000 included (optional)
Multiple target ranging (allows interpretation as first
Operating modes (via serial interface)
Built-in Test (BIT) (via serial interface)
3.5
unit
1027
3020
3027
3042
5020
5042
possible
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
possible
yes
yes
yes
possible
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
possible
yes
yes
yes
3042
5020
5042
4…6
100
4 … 12
50
4…6
100
650 RMS typ.
(1300 peak)
700 typ.
(1100 peak)
650 RMS typ.
(1300 peak)
600
(no DMC)
600
DMC: 600
STD.: 250
1
DMC: 600
STD.: 250
0.055
0.1
0.055
Electrical interface
Note: The xx20 modules have different electronics than the LRF xx27 and xx42 modules.
Name
unit
1027
3020
3027
Power supply, ripple < 100mVpp (min ... max)
V
4…6
4 … 12
4…6
Voltage ripple (maximum allowable)
mVpp
100
50
100
Typical current consumption at 5V while lasing
650 RMS typ.
700 typ.
650 RMS typ.
mA
(1300 peak)
(1100 peak)
(1300 peak)
(peak value for not more than 500 µs)
Typical power consumption at 5V during
mW
600
(no DMC)
600
heading & tilt measurement (with DMC-SX 5000)
Typical power consumption at 5V in
DMC: 600
DMC: 600
mW
1
STD.: 250
STD.: 250
standby mode (SWT or Com_switch to GND)
Typical power consumption at 5V in
mW
0.055
0.1
0.055
shutdown mode (no SWT or Com_switch to GND)
Capacity to charge when applying power
uF
2.5
2.5
Capacity to charge when powering up to standby
mode (Note: Depending on the power supply, these
uF
600
600
capacitance can cause high current spikes)
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2.5
600
600
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3.6
Communication
Note: The xx20 modules have different electronics than the LRF xx27 and xx42 modules.
Name
Connector Interface (PCB is with FCI Minitek)
Interface type
Voltage level
Serial interface baud rate, factory setting
Serial interface baud rate, optional user settings
3.7
1027
2 PCB
RS232
-3…-15V
V
+3…+15V
9600
Baud
no
3020
3027
3042
5020
5042
ERNI
RS232
-3…-15V
+3…+15V
38'400
yes
2 PCB
RS232
-3…-15V
+3…+15V
9'600
no
2 PCB
RS232
-3…-15V
+3…+15V
9600
no
ERNI
RS232
-3…-15V
+3…+15V
38'400
yes
2 PCB
RS232
-3…-15V
+3…+15V
9'600
no
Environmental
Name
Operating temperature
Storage temperature
Functional Shock (half sine) at 11ms
Shock (half sine) at 1ms in z-direction (optical dir.)
Shock (half sine) at 1ms in x and y-direction
Vibration (Random 10 to 500Hz, x,y,z, 30 min.)
3.8
unit
unit
1027
3020
3027
3042
5020
5042
°C -35 … +55 -35 … +55 -35 … +55 -35 … +55 -35 … +55 -35 … +55
°C -40 … +85 -40 … +85 -40 … +85 -40 … +85 -40 … +85 -40 … +85
g
50
50
50
50
50
50
g
1'000
1'500
1'000
1'000
1'500
1'000
g
500
500
500
500
500
500
2
0.04
0.04
0.04
0.04
0.04
0.04
g /Hz
Mechanical interface, dimensions and weight
Name
unit
1027
3020
3027
Positioning holes
2x 3H8
2x 3H8
2x 3H8
Mounting threads
4x M4/5
3x M3/4
4x M4/5
Tolerance (laser to mechanics)
mrad
+/-0.5
+/-0.5
+/-0.5
Max length
mm
105.00
100.00
105.00
Max width
mm
80.25
50.00
80.25
Max heigth
mm
40.50
35.00
40.50
Weight
gr
250
120
250
Weight with DMC-SX 5000 [x|y]
gr
275
+25g (sep.)
275
Note: LRFxx20 - no compass can be attached to the LRF (neither electronically, nor mechanically)
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3042
5020
5042
2x 3H8
4x M4/5
+/-0.5
114.00
100.00
50.25
325
350
2x 3H8
3x M3/4
+/-0.5
100.00
50.00
35.00
120
+25g (sep.)
2x 3H8
4x M4/5
+/-0.5
114.00
100.00
50.25
325
350
LRF xx42
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4 Kits
4.1
Starter Kit
Vectronix supports LRF Module test and initial integration by supplying a LRF Interface Box.
New customers have the possibility to order a LRF starter kit, which could consist of several different LRF modules as well as a complete interface kit. Existing customers already using LRF modules can also order a separate interface kit.
4.2
Interface Kit
The intention of the LRF Interface Box is to avoid data cable wiring and powering the LRF before starting. The LRF Interface Box, a
standard terminal software and the LRF User Manual is enough to get a first impression of the LRF Module. The Laser Range Finder
Interface Box can be powered either through a single 9V battery block or through the external power.
The Universal Interface Kit consists of
Interface Box with On / Off Switch
Banana connectors for external power supply
Battery connector in the battery case on the back of the Interface Box
RS232 connector, female 9 pin Sub-D
LRF Module connectors (serial, power)
Screw set
USB stick with manuals
5
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5 Ordering Information
Customer: ........................................................................................................................................................................................................
Project: .............................................................................................................................................................................................................
Order Nr: .........................................................................................................................................................................................................
Units
Part No.
906 590
906 591
906 665
906 592
906 593
901 860
901 859
905 284
901 862
901 861
905 501
907 281
Name
LRF 1027
LRF 1027-DMC *)
LRF 3020
LRF 3027
LRF 3027-DMC *)
LRF 3042
LRF 3042-DMC *)
LRF 5020
LRF 5042
LRF 5042-DMC *)
LRF Interface Kit
LRF Interface Kit CPU
Description
27.5 mm optics, 905 nm wavelength
27.5 mm optics, 905 nm wavelength, incl. DMC-SX
20 mm optics, 1550 nm wavelength
27.5 mm optics, 1550 nm wavelength
27.5 mm optics, 1550 nm wavelength, incl. DMC-SX
42 mm optics, 1550 nm wavelength
42 mm optics, 1550 nm wavelength, incl. DMC-SX
20 mm optics, 1550 nm Beamshaper
42 mm optics, 1550 nm Beamshaper
42 mm optics, 1550 nm Beamshaper, incl. DMC-SX
LRF Interface Kit for LRF xx27 and xx42
LRF Interface Kit for LRF xx20
*)
Note:
In case of choosing a DMC, the normal orientation (1) is delivered as standard.
Other orientations (2, 3, 4) on request. LRF xx20mm modules are not available with DMC.
LRF Orientation
Standard
1
Orient. Text
Picture
Description
Normal
orientated LRF
(2/1)
Normal LRF orientation,
modules feet are pointing to the earth
Inverted LRF
(2/4)
Inverted LRF orientation,
modules feet are pointing to the sky
Left tilted LRF
(2/6)
Left side LRF orientation,
modules feet are pointing to the left
Right tilted LRF
(2/3)
Right side LRF orientation,
modules feet are pointing to the right
On request:
2
On request:
3
On request:
4
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6 Part Numbers
20mm
LRF 3000
Art. No without DMC
Art. No incl. DMC
LRF 5000
Art. No without DMC
Art. No incl. DMC
x000
0x00
00xx
xxxx-DMC
42mm
LRF 1027
905nm
1550nm
Art. No without DMC
Art. No incl. DMC
1550nm BS
LRF 1000
27mm
906590
906591
LRF 3020 LRF 3027
906665
906592
906593
LRF 3042
901860
901859
LRF 5020
LRF 5042
905284
901862
901861
laser technology
option
optics diameter
for an integrated DMC
1= 905nm, 3= 1550nm, 5= 1550nm BS
0= standard, 1= pointer possible, 2= integrated photosensor
20, 27, 42
(optional)
The information presented in this data sheet is believed to be accurate and correct for the intended use of the LRF module.
All of its contents and the LRF module specifications are subject to change without notice.
Illustrations, descriptions and technical data are not binding and may subject to change without prior information.
All other previous versions of this data sheet are invalid.
Without the prior written permission of Vectronix this document may neither be copied in part or whole by mechanical, photographic, electronic or any other means (this includes converting it to any machine-readable form), nor be stored in an information storage system, nor be used for any purpose other than that intended, nor be made available or passed on to any
third party who has not been expressly authorized by Vectronix.
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