Airborne Laser Scanners

Airborne laser scanning is a rapid, highly accurate and efficient method of capturing 3D data of large areas, such as agricultural or forestry sites, urban areas, industrial plants, etc. RIEGL airborne laser scanners make use of the latest state-of-the-art laser and signal processing technology. They are exceptionally compact, lightweight and cost effective, and are designed to meet the most challenging requirements in airborne surveying.


Lightweight Airborne Laser Scanner with Online Waveform Processing

The VUX-1LR Long Range is a very lightweight, compact and rugged laser scanner, that was especially designed for airborne surveying missions from helicopter, gyrocopter, and other small aircraft. The sensor provides a maximum measurement range of 1,350 m, an effective measurement rate of up to 750,000 measurements/sec., and an operating flight altitude of up to 1,740 ft AGL.

In conjunction with an appropriate IMU/GNSS unit with antenna, a control unit, and a digital camera the sensor is integrated into the VP-1 Helipod. This user-friendly turnkey solution can be easily mounted on standard hard points and typical camera mounts of manned helicopters for applications like corridor mapping, power line, rail track and pipeline inspection.

RIEGL VQ-1560i

Dual Channel Waveform Processing Airborne LiDAR Scanning System

The new ultra high performance, fully integrated and calibrated Dual Channel Airborne Mapping System RIEGL VQ-1560i makes use of RIEGL‘s sophisticated Waveform-LiDAR technology enabling an excellent multiple-target detection capability and Multiple-Time-Around (MTA) processing. The system is capable of online waveform processing as well as full or smart waveform recording, resulting in unsurpassed information content on each single target.

The new VQ-1560i provides a laser pulse repetition rate of up to 2 MHz resulting in more than 1.3 million measurements per second on the ground and operates at an altitude of up to 15,500 ft. That allows operation at varying flight altitudes resulting in a wide range of point densities. Thus, the system is ideally suited for aerial survey of ultra wide areas as well as of complex urban environments. By the way, faster and more efficient flight planning and safer flights are enabled.


Full Waveform Digitizing Airborne Laser Scanner for Wide Area Mapping

The RIEGL LMS-Q780 long-range airborne laser scanner makes use of a powerful laser source, multiple-time-around (MTA) processing, and digital full waveform analysis. This combination allows the operation at varying flight altitudes and is therefore ideally suited for aerial survey of complex terrain.Unique features of this instrument include the automated resolution of range ambiguities, typically occurring at large measurement ranges and high repetition rates. The effect of range ambiguities appearing in airborne laser scanning is known as “multiple-time-around” or “multiple-pulses-in-the-air. RIEGL’s new generation of airborne laser scanners overcome this limitation by multiple-time-around (MTA) processing.

The RIEGL LMS-Q780, with more than 10 simultaneous pulses in the air, results in the best point spacing on the ground. This eliminates the need of terrain following while retaining a high effective rate. Industry leading digital signal processing, combined with the comprehensive RIEGL Software Suite, delivers best in class results.


Topo-Hydrographic Airborne Laser Scanner
with Online Waveform Processing

Repetitive surveying of inshore waters is becoming more and more essential to evaluate reservoir sedimentation, river degradation, water flow and water level dynamics, structure and zone variations of rivers and riparian areas. This can only be achieved in an effective way by employing high-resolution hydrographic airborne laser scanning.

The VQ-820-G Topo-Hydrographic Airborne Laser Scanner is specifically designed to survey seabeds or ground of rivers or lakes integrated into a Complete Platform for Airborne Scanning, simply installed in any type of aircraft platform, e.g. fixed wing or helicopter.