Implementing multiple sensors in obstacle avoidance

Hi Folks
I would like to implement multiple sensors for obstacle avoidance so I can cover up, down (and for landing), left, right, forward. One option would be multiple stereo cameras but I was thinking of the mini Lidar for all but forward, attached direct to the flight board, then a companion computer for a camera forward for avoidance.

Question is would this work for autonomous flight?

Any input to my design headache would be much appreciated!

This should now be supported in the firmware. You can have up to 4 distance sensors onboard.

Note, however, that collision prevention in manual mode only operates in 2D, so up/down LIDARs will be ignored.