Sensors for UAV Applications

Browse our selection of sensors hand-picked for use in UAV applications. MaxBotix engineers have written a full evaluation, seen here, that covers proper mounting of a sensor to avoid acoustic interference from the propellers, and corrections for electrical noise. To read about this application, click here. If you need any further help selecting the right sensor for you, please reach out to our support team at [email protected].

Sensors For All Environments

XL-MaxSonar-WR Outdoor Ultrasonic Sensor


This is a great choice for users who may fly in rain or inclement weather. This sensor has the same pin interface as the MB1240, making it a perfect drop in replacement.

Each $99.95

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XL-MaxSonar-WR Ultrasonic Sensor


Ultra-compact, lightweight IP67 rated sensors that is perfect for users that fly UAVs in inclement weather. Great for weight sensitive UAVs, this sensor only weighs 18 grams.

Each $99.95

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 Is your preferred interface not mentioned? Contact us!

Table Legend

Logic — Digital High/Low
AN — Analog Voltage
PW — Pulse Width
AE — Analog Envelope
I2C — I2C Bus
USB — USB Connector
RS232 — RS232 Serial
TTL — TTL Serial
Serial — RS232 or TTL serial


 Sensors For Protected / Indoor Use

MB1240 ultrasonic sensor


The MB1240 is recommended for powerful UAVs. During UAV testing, our engineers have seen this sensor demonstrate the best performance. This sensor has great resistance to the acoustic and electric noise present on many UAV platforms.

Each $39.95

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Other Sensors to Try

MB1230 ultrasonic sensor


The MB1230 is great for UAVs that require slightly more sensitivity than the MB1240 offers.

Each $39.95

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MB1220 ultrasonic sensor


The MB1220 is a great balance between noise rejection and small target detection. This is a great starting point for UAV operators confident in their electrical engineering ability. A clean, stable power supply and proper ADC reference (or digital input) will be required. Users should test propellers and motors for acoustic noise at 40kHz. (Recommended SPL levels should not exceed 70db at 40kHz).

Each $39.95

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Is your preferred interface not mentioned? Contact us!

Table Legend

Logic — Digital High/Low
AN — Analog Voltage
PW — Pulse Width

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