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(7 customer reviews)

SF45/B (50 m)

The world’s smallest and lightest scanning microLiDAR®

$449.00 excl. Taxes

70 in stock (can be backordered)


Detect and avoid, SLAM, BVLOS, Traffic management
Sensible weight

Weighing in at 58 grams
The SF45/B is a single-beam oscillating microLiDAR® sensor that weighs just under 58g

Custom scanning angle

320° scanning microLiDAR®
The SF45/B scanning angle of 320° can be set to an angle that matches your scanning requirements

Active obstacle detection

50 meter microLiDAR®
This microLiDAR® sensor offers ranging capabilities from 0.2 up to 50 meters using a horizontal Field of View (FoV)

SF45/B (50 m)


SF45/B (50 m)



905 nm

LiDAR type

Single beam, 320 degree oscillating


0.2 … 50 m / 0.6 … 164 ft

Update rate

Up to 5,000 readings per second and 5 sweeps per second

Signal processing

First and last pulse available


57.94 g / 2.04 oz


51 mm x 48 mm x 44 mm / 2″ x 1.9″ x 1.7″


USB, Serial UART and I2C (3.3 V TTL, 5 V tolerant)


PX4 (coming soon), ArduPilot,ROS, Arduino, Raspberry Pi and LW Studio
Want control over your FOV?

Introducing the SF45/B microLiDAR®, the world’s smallest and lightest scanning microLiDAR®. With a configurable Field of View of only a few degrees up to 320°, the SF45/B stands as a reliable solution for obstacle detection and environment mapping


Measures 0.2 to 50 m / 0.6 to 164 ft, even in bright sunlight conditions. Maximum range achieved on targets with 70% reflectivity.


Up to 5,000 readings per second and 5 sweeps per second, and both can be configured to best match your application.

In the box

SF45/B microLiDAR® sensor, a communications cable, five bolts and five nuts.


SF45/B (50 m)


Download all comprehensive guidance and resources here.


$11.95 excl. Taxes

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Customer reviews

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  1. MB

    I only bought this module a short while ago so I’m still at the beginning stages of learning about it but am happy that I can work things out with it within Lightware Studio; though I must admit that I did struggle with the zoom in/out functionality of it and could not find anything of it on the net anywhere but with the first rate Lightware support team I learnt that this functionality was via the mouse scroll wheel which I probably would have learnt this on my own if it wasn’t for the fact that I was doing things with it via the touchpad on my new laptop and not used to the scroll functionality within it. All in all I am very happy with it and now to configure it within Ardupilot and CubeOrange.

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  2. SK

    Very small and light, the best Lidar solution for small UAVs.
    Performance is also very good.

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  3. YK

    Drivers were buggy

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  4. A

    This product is small and light; so it is not burdensome to be mounted on a small drone. It is also well-connected with ardupilot; showing the level of compatibility that can work immediately when connected. I am couldn’t get signal strength working. Doesn’t work under sunlight above 75klux. Indoors seem okay. Customer service was nice and responsive but couldn’t solve my issues. very satisfied with the performance of the product; but I expect it to be a little difficult for SLAM because the rotation speed is slower than I thought.

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  5. SW

    So far; rather limited. Worked well out of the box connected to the PC. Have not connected it to the rover yet. More mods to make to accept it. Was surprised that the PC program did not show distance as the LiDAR painted the shop accurately.

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