RIEGL Terrestrial

Terrestrial Laser Scanning

RIEGL terrestrial laser scanners provide detailed and highly accurate 3D data rapidly and efficiently. Applications are wide ranging, including Topography, Mining, As-Built Surveying, Architecture, Archaeology, Monitoring, Civil Engineering and City Modelling.

All RIEGL terrestrial laser scanners are rugged and fully portable instruments, tested under strict conditions for a reliable performance even under highly demanding environmental conditions.

Here, Ananda Fowler and Tan Nguyen from RIEGL explain how their laser scanners work, with attention to online waveform processing.

A member of our technical team has also explained in detail the uses and benefits of echo digitization and online waveform processing, and why REIGL are leading the way with their use of this technology.

‘Online Waveform Processing in Terrestrial Laser Scanning – What Exactly is it?

NEW RIEGL VZ-400i

The RIEGL VZ-400i is a 3D Laser Scanning System which combines an innovative new processing architecture, internet connectivity, and a suite of MEMS sensors with RIEGL’s latest Laser Scanning Engine technology.This real-time data flow is enabled through dual processing platforms: a dedicated processing system for data acquisition, waveform processing and system operations, and a second processing platform which enables real-time data registration, georeferencing, filtering and analysis to be executed simultane-ously. The VZ-400i harnesses this power by streaming it in real-time via the integrated 3G/4G/LTE modem, WiFi, Bluetooth, and Ethernet communications hardware.With its integrated gyroscope, accelerometer, compass and barometer, the VZ-400i’s 1200kHz pulse repetition rate can be fully utilized in nearly any environment and orientation. The system enables an incredible range of flexibility by providing support for numerous external peripherals and accessories via its integrated USB Ports and stable mounting points.

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Terrestrial

Main Features

  • New, innovative processing architecture for data acquisition and simultaneous geo-referencing, filtering and analysis in real-time
  • Cloud connectivity via Wi-Fi and 4G LTE
  • High laser pulse repetition rate of up to 1.2 MHz
  • Eye safe operation at Laser Class 1
  • Wide field of view, 100°x360°
  • High speed data acquisition up to
  • 500,000 measurements/sec
  • Range up to 800 m, accuracy 5 mm
  • High accuracy, high precision ranging based on echo digitization, online waveform processing, and multiple-time-around processing
  • Multiple target capability for an unlimited number of target echoes
  • Optional full waveform data output
  • User friendly touch-screen interface
  • MEMS IMU for pose estimation

Main Applications

  • As-Built Surveying
  • Architecture & Facade Measurement
  • Archeology & Cultural Heritage Documentation
  • City Modelling
  • Tunnel Surveying
  • Civil Engineering
  • Forestry
  • Research
  • Monitoring

RIEGL VZ-400

The V-Line 3D Terrestrial Laser Scanner RIEGL VZ-400 provides high speed, non-contact data acquisition using a narrow infrared laser beam and a fast scanning mechanism. High-accuracy laser ranging is based upon RIEGL’s unique echo digitization and online waveform processing, which allows achieving superior measurement capability even under adverse atmospheric conditions and the evaluation of multiple target echoes. The line scanning mechanism is based upon a fast rotating multi-facet polygonal mirror, which provides fully linear, unidirectional and parallel scan lines.The RIEGL VZ-400 is a very compact and lightweight surveying instrument, mountable in any orientation and even under limited space conditions.

Terrestrial

Main Features

  • High speed data acquisition
  • Wide field-of-view, controllable while scanning
  • High-accuracy, high-precision ranging based on echo digitization and online waveform processing
  • Multiple target capability
  • Superior measurement capability in adverse atmospheric conditions
  • High-precision mounting pads for optional digital camera
  • Integrated inclination sensors and laser plummet
  • Integrated GPS receiver with antenna
  • Various interfaces (LAN, WLAN, USB 2.0)
  • Internal data storage capability

Main Applications

  • Architecture & Facade Measurements
  • As-Built Surveying
  • Archaeology & Cultural Heritage
  • City Modelling
  • Tunnel Surveying
  • Civil Engineering

RIEGL VZ-1000

The V-Line 3D Terrestrial Laser Scanner RIEGL VZ-1000 provides high speed, non-contact data acquisition for ranges up to 1400 m using a narrow infrared laser beam and a fast scanning mechanism. High-accuracy laser ranging is based upon RIEGL’s unique echo digitization and online waveform processing, which allows achieving superior measurement capability even under adverse atmospheric conditions and the evaluation of multiple target echoes. The line scanning mechanism is based upon a fast rotating multi-facet polygonal mirror, which provides fully linear, unidirectional and parallel scan lines.The RIEGL VZ-1000 is a very compact and lightweight surveying instrument, mountable in any orientation and even under limited space conditions.

Terrestrial

Main Features

  • Very long range up to 1400 m
  • High speed data acquisition
  • Wide field-of-view, controllable while scanning
  • High-accuracy, high-precision ranging based on echo digitization and online waveform processing
  • Multiple target capability
  • Superior measurement capability in adverse atmospheric conditions
  • High-precision mounting pads for optional digital camera
  • Integrated inclination sensors, laser plummet, and compass
  • Integrated GPS receiver with antenna
  • Various interfaces (LAN, WLAN, USB 2.0)
  • Internal data storage capability

Main Applications

  • Topography & Mining
  • Archaeology & Cultural Heritage
  • As-Built Surveying
  • Monitoring

 RIEGL VZ-2000

The V-Line® 3D Laser Scanner RIEGL VZ-2000 is characterized by an extremely high measurement rate offering high accuracy data acquisition up to 400,000 measurements/sec and up to 240 scan lines/sec. The scanner further offers exceptional long range measurement performance of more than 2,000 m to natural surfaces while still maintaining completely eye safe operation (Laser Class 1).RIEGL´s unique V-Line technology, based on echo digitization, online waveform processing, and multiple-time-around processing is the key to enabling such high speed, long range, high accuracy measurements even in poor visibility and demanding multi target situations caused by dust, haze, rain, snow, etc.

Terrestrial

Main Features

  • Very long range up to more than 2,000 m
  • Very high effective measurement rate up to 400,000 meas./sec
  • Eye safe operation in Laser Class 1
  • Wide field of view, 100° x 360°
  • Fully customizable scan parameters (field of view, laser pulse repetition rate PRR, measurement rate)
  • Ideal for use within the RIEGL VMZ Hybrid Mobile Laser Mapping System
  • High accuracy, high precision ranging based on echo digitization and online waveform processing
  • Multiple target capability – unlimited number of targets
  • High-precision mount for optional digital camera
  • On-board inclination sensors
  • Integrated L1 GPS receiver with antenna
  • Interface for external GNSS receiver
  • Integrated compass and laser plummet
  • Various interfaces (LAN, WLAN, USB 2.0)
  • Internal data storage

Main Applications

  • Stand-alone Static and (within RIEGL VMZ) Mobile Laser Scanning
  • Surveying in Open-Pit Mining
  • Measurement of Bulk Materials
  • Civil Engineering
  • City Modelling
  • Mapping of Contruction Sites and Construction-Site Monitoring
  • Archaeology & Cultural Heritage
  • Monitoring
  • Topography & Mining

RIEGL VZ-4000

This 3D VZ-Line Laser Scanner offers superior and unrivalled long range measurement performance of up to 4000 m reflectorlessly while still maintaining completely eye safe operation (Laser Class 1).

RIEGL\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s unique V-Line technology is based on echo digitization and online waveform processing and is the key to enabling such extreme long range measurements. The VZ-4000 operates even in poor visibility and demanding multi target situations caused by dust, haze, rain, snow, etc. which are frequently found in difficult environments such as mine sites.

Terrestrial

Main Features

  • Very long range up to 4000 m
  • Eye safe operation in Laser Class 1
  • Wide field of view, 60° x 360°
  • High speed data acquisition up to 222,000 meas./sec
  • High accuracy, high precision ranging based on echo digitization and online waveform processing
  • Multiple target capability – unlimited number of targets
  • Optional waveform data output
  • Built-in calibrated digital camera
  • On-board inclination sensors
  • Integrated L1 GPS receiver with antenna
  • Integrated compass
  • Built-in SSD data storage media
  • Compact and rugged design
  • Advanced camera options

Main Applications

  • Topography & Mining
  • Monitoring
  • Civil Engineering
  • Archaeology & Cultural Heritage

RIEGL VZ-6000

The new high speed, high resolution terrestrial 3D Laser Scanner VZ-6000 offers an extremely long measurement range of more than 6000 m for topographic (static) applications. Being the Laser Class 3B companion to the VZ-4000, it is, due to its laser wavelength, exceptionally well suited for measuring snowy and icy terrain in glacier mapping and monitoring applications in mountainous regions.

The RIEGL VZ-6000 is compatible with the well-proven RIEGL software package RiSCAN PRO for terrestrial laser scanning, RIEGL\’s interface library RiVLiB, as well as the workflow-optimizing software packages RiMONITOR and RiMINING. The software plugin RiMTA-3D provides automatic assignment of the correct MTA zones in multiple time around processing.

Terrestrial

Main Features

  • Ultra long range up to 6000 m
  • Laser Class 3B
  • Wide field of view, 60° x 360°
  • High speed data acquisition up to 222,000 meas./sec
  • High accuracy, high precision ranging based on echo digitization and online waveform processing
  • Multiple target capability – unlimited number of targets
  • Multiple time around processing
  • Optional waveform data output
  • Built-in calibrated digital camera
  • On-board inclination sensors
  • Integrated L1 GPS receiver with antenna
  • Integrated compass
  • Built-in SSD data storage media
  • Compact and rugged design
  • Advanced camera options

Main Applications

  • Glacier & Snowfield Mapping
  • Topography & Mining
  • Monitoring
  • Civil Engineering
  • Archaeology & Cultural Heritage