We are building a drone for our final year project. The Drone must autonomously fly and collect data through a lidar (no gimbal used due to budget restrictions). All the components were chosen wisely. Our remaining dilemma is the Lidar. They are expansive and they need stability ( gimbals).
My questionis: What are the affordable existing lidars that might help us to acheive our goal?!
The lidar will be fixed on the bottom of the drone using a special fixation (3D designed). The drone will swipe specific area autonomously ( 15 min of max flight time). A 3D map of the below area must be obtained!!
Thanks in advance!