RIEGL UAV Laser Scanners

UAV Laser Scanners

Laser scanning utilizing high-end unmanned airborne platforms provides the possibility to acquire data in dangerous and/or hard-to-reach areas, while offering an excellent cost-to-benefit-ratio for numerous applications, e.g., precision farming, forestry, and mining.

For years, RIEGL Airborne Laser Scanners have been successfully used in powerful unmanned airborne platforms. With the RIEGL VUX-1, the ulitmate survey-grade UAS/UAV airborne scanner, and the RiCOPTER, RIEGL’s remotely piloted aircraft system for Unmanned Laser Scanning (ULS), RIEGL revolutionizes the commercial and civil market with its advanced systems providing first-class technique for this new dynamic topic.

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RIEGL VUX-1UAV

Lightweight UAV Laser Scanner with Online Waveform Processing

The RIEGL VUX-1UAV (formerly VUX-1) is a very lightweight and compact laser scanner, meeting the challenges of emerging survey solutions by UAS/UAV/RPAS, both in measurement performance as in system integration.

With regard to the specific restrictions and flight characteristics of UAS, the RIEGL VUX-1UAV is designed to be mounted in any orientation and even under limited weight and space conditions.

RIEGl VUX-1 UAV

Modest in power consumption, the instrument requires only a single power supply. The entire data set of an acquisition campaign is stored onto an internal 240 GByte SSD and/or provided as real-time line scan data via the integrated LAN-TCP/IP interface.

RIEGL miniVUX-1UAV

Miniaturized LiDAR Sensor for Unmanned Laser Scanning

The new RIEGL miniVUX-1UAV is an extremely lightweight miniaturized airborne laser scanner, designed specifically for integration with the newly emerging survey platforms within UAS/UAV/RPAS.

The small and sophisticated design of the stable aluminium housing enables integration with systems that have restricted space or payload weight. The 360° field of view allows complete acquisition of the environment.

RIEGL miniVUX-1 UAV

An easy to remove SD storage card for data acquisition, and/or the option for streaming the scan data via LAN-TCP/IP interface, in combination with the modest power consumption of the scanner, enables simple integration possibilities with most UAS/UAV/RPAS systems.

The RIEGL miniVUX-1UAV makes use of RIEGL’s unique Waveform-LIDAR technology, allowing echo digitization and online waveform processing. Multi-target resolution is the basis for penetrating even dense foliage. Additionaly the wavelength is optimized for the meaurement of snowy and icy terrain

RiCOPTER

Remotely Piloted Aircraft System

The RIEGL VUX-SYS is a complete miniaturized airborne laser scanning system solution of low weight and compact size for flexible use in UAS/UAV/RPAS, helicopter, gyrocopter and ultra-light aircraft installations. The system consists of the RIEGL VUX-1UAV laser scanner, an IMU/GNSS system, a control unit and up to 2 optional cameras.

RiCOPTER UAV