The RPLIDAR A2 is a sleek, indoor, 360 degree 2D LIDAR. Each RPLIDAR A2 can take up to 8000 samples of laser ranging per second thanks to its high rotation speed. The on-board system can perform 2D 360° scans within a range of 12 meters (18m with a bit of firmware adjustment). Additionally, the generated 2D point cloud data can be used in mapping, localization and object/environment modeling!
The RPLIDAR A2M8 consists of a range scanner core and mechanical powering parts which makes the core rotate at a high speed. When it functions normally, the scanner will rotate and scan clockwise allowing you to be able to get the range scan data via the communication interface of the RPLIDAR and control the start, stop and rotating speed of the rotation motor via PWM. The typical scanning frequency of the RPLIDAR A2 360° Laser Scanner is 10hz (600rpm) with an actual scanning frequency that can be freely adjusted within the 5-15hz range according to the requirements of users.
The RPLIDAR A2 adopts a laser triangulation measurement system developed by SLAMTEC, which makes the RPLIDAR A2M8 have excellent performance in multiple indoor and outdoor environments without direct sunlight exposure. Also, before leaving the factory, every RPLIDAR A2 has passed strict testing to ensure the laser output power meet the standards of FDA Class I.