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LiDAR Sensors and Systems / Remotely Piloted Airborne Platforms for Surveying, Mapping & Bathymetry

Austria
RIEGL
LiDAR Sensors and Systems / Remotely Piloted Airborne Platforms for Surveying, Mapping & Bathymetry
Riedenburgstraße 48, A-3580 Horn, Austria Austria Regional offices
+43 2982 4211

RIEGL is a leading developer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art, professional solutions for UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) and drone-based LiDAR surveying.

Our powerful LiDAR sensors, laser scanning systems and drone platforms provide reliable, high-quality data for a wide variety of commercial and civil LiDAR surveying applications, including forestry, construction, mining, topography and hydrographic surveys.

LiDAR Sensors & Systems for UAV-based Surveying

RIEGL miniVUX-3UAV

High-density lightweight LiDAR scanner for UAVs

miniVUX-3UAV

The RIEGL miniVUX-3UAV is a compact, lightweight laser scanner designed for the SWaP requirements of UAVs. With a selectable pulse repetition rate of up to 300 kHz, a field of view of up to 360°, and up to 200,000 measurements per second, it provides a high-density point pattern for acquisition of small details.

RIEGL miniVUX-3 lightweight LiDAR scannerUnique Waveform-LiDAR technology enables echo digitization and online waveform processing, with multi-target resolution for penetrating even dense foliage. The wavelength of the miniVUX-3UAV has been optimized for the measurement of snowy and icy terrain.

The miniVUX-3UAV can be used as a standalone unit or integrated with an external IMU. Scan data can be stored on an easily accessible SD card, or streamed via LAN-TCP/IP.

Specifications:

Dimensions 243 x 111 x 85 mm (with cooling fan)
243 x 99 x 85 mm (without cooling fan)
Weight 1.6 kg (with cooling fan)
1.55 kg (without cooling fan)
Power Supply 11 – 34 VDC
Laser Pulse Repetition Rate 100/200/300 kHz
Field of View 360° @ 100 kHz, 200 kHz reduced power
180° @ 200 kHz
120° @ 300 kHz
Scan Speed 10 – 100 scans/sec) @ 100 kHz, 200 kHz reduced power
20 – 100 scans/sec) @ 200 kHz
30 – 100 scans/sec) @ 300 kHz
Accuracy 15mm
Precision 10mm

RIEGL VUX-240

High-Point-Density, Lightweight Laser Scanner for UAV

VUX-240 – lightweight drone laser scanner

The RIEGL VUX-240 is a lightweight airborne laser scanner designed for fixed-wing and multirotor UAVs as well as unmanned helicopters. With scan speeds of up to 400 lines per second, the system can efficiently and accurately cover large areas even from fast-moving UAVs.VUX-240 – lightweight UAV laser scanner

A 75-degree field of view and ultra-fast data acquisition rate of up to 1.8 MHz makes the sensor ideally suited for high point density corridor mapping applications. RIEGL’s state-of-the-art Waveform-LiDAR technology provides echo digitization, online waveform processing, and multi-target capability for penetrating even dense foliage.

The VUX-240 provides an internal data storage capacity of 1 TByte, and can be interfaced to an external IMU/GNSS as well as up to four external cameras. The sensor can be directly accessed via WLAN, allowing users to quickly and easily change configuration settings and check system status.

Specifications:

Dimensions 380 mm x 164 mm x 185 mm (with IMU/GNSS)
292 mm x 164 mm x 185 mm (without IMU/GNSS)
Weight 4.9 kg (with IMU/GNSS)
4.1 kg (without IMU/GNSS)
Power Supply 11 – 34 VDC
Laser Pulse Repetition Rate Up to 1800 kHz
Field of View 75 degrees
Scan Speed 40 – 400 scans/sec
Accuracy 20mm
Precision 15mm

RIEGL VUX-160²³

High-Point-Density UAV Laser Scanner for Corridor Mapping

The RIEGL VUX-160²³ is a versatile UAV LiDAR scanner with a 100-degree field of view and incredibly fast data acquisition rate of up to 2.4 MHz. Delivering up to 400 scan lines and 2 million effective measurements per second on the ground, it is ideal for fixed-wing UAV corridor mapping.

RIEGL VUX-160-23The system’s measuring beam consecutively scans in three different directions – strictly vertical down, +10° forward oblique, and -10° backward oblique – providing data capture with an unrivalled completeness, even in challenging environments with vertical surfaces and narrow canyons. With a multi-target capability of up to 32 targets per pulse, the scanner penetrates even dense vegetation.

The VUX-160²³ provides an internal data storage capacity of 1 TByte, and can be connected to an external IMU/GNSS as well as up to five external cameras. Additionally, the sensor is equipped with a AP+board for smooth integration of Applanix AP+50 and AP+30 IMU/GNSS system.

Specifications:

Dimensions 282 mm x 117 mm x 134 mm
Weight 2.65 kg (without integrated Applanix AP+board)
Power Supply 18 – 34 VDC
Laser Pulse Repetition Rate Up to 2400 kHz
Field of View 100°
Scan Speed 50 – 400 scans/sec
Accuracy 10mm
Precision 5mm

RIEGL VUX-120²³

High-Point-Density UAV Laser Scanner for Corridor Mapping

The RIEGL VUX-120²³ is a versatile UAV LiDAR scanner with a 100-degree field of view and incredibly fast data acquisition rate of up to 2.4 MHz. Delivering up to 400 scan lines and 2 million effective measurements per second on the ground, it is ideal for fixed-wing UAV corridor mapping.

RIEGL VUX-120-23The system’s measuring beam consecutively scans in three different directions – strictly vertical down, +10° forward oblique, and -10° backward oblique – providing data capture with an unrivalled completeness, even in challenging environments with vertical surfaces and narrow canyons. With a multi-target capability of up to 32 targets per pulse, the scanner penetrates even dense vegetation.

The VUX-120²³ provides an internal data storage capacity of 1 TByte, and can be connected to an external IMU/GNSS as well as up to two external cameras.

Specifications:

Dimensions 225 mm x 117 mm x 126 mm (without Interfacing Unit)
242 mm x 117 mm x 126 mm (with Interfacing Unit)
Weight 2 kg (without Interfacing Unit)
2.3 kg (with Interfacing Unit)
Power Supply 11 – 34 VDC
Laser Pulse Repetition Rate Up to 2400 kHz
Field of View 100°
Scan Speed 50 – 400 scans/sec
Accuracy 10mm
Precision 5mm

RIEGL VQ-840-G

Compact Topo-Bathymetric Airborne Laser Scanner

VQ-840-G - fully integrated drone LiDAR laser scanner

The RIEGL VQ-840-G is a compact and lightweight laser scanner for combined bathymetric and topographic surveying. The system is offered with an optionally integrated and factory-calibrated GNSS/IMU system and can be complemented with an optional camera or IR rangefinder. The VQ-840-G can be installed on various platforms including UAVs.

VQ-840-G drone LiDAR laser scanner

A visible green laser provides water penetration for high-resolution surveying of underwater topography and measurement of submerged targets. A measurement rate of up to 200 kHz and high scanning speed of up to 100 scans/sec provides superior spatial resolution, and the system offers concurrent full waveform storage of all measurements for subsequent analysis.

The VQ-840-G is ideal for a wide range of applications, including coastline and shallow water mapping, surveying for hydraulic engineering, and hydro-archaeological surveys.

Specifications:

Dimensions 360 mm x 285 mm x 200 mm
Weight 15 kg (with IMU/GNSS and camera or IR rangefinder)
12 kg (without)
Power Supply 18– 34 VDC
Laser Pulse Repetition Rate 50 – 200 kHz
Field of View 40 degrees
Scan Speed 10 – 100 scans/sec
Accuracy 20mm
Precision 15mm

RIEGL VQ-840-GL

Light-Weight LiDAR Scanner for Combined Topographic and Bathymetric Surveying

RIEGL laser scanner

RIEGL VQ-840-GL UAV Lidar scannerThe RIEGL VQ-840-GL is a high-performance laser scanner for combined airborne topographic and bathymetric surveying. Lightweight materials and state-of-the-art design have resulted in a weight of less than 10 kg (22 lbs), making the system ideal for UAV integration.

The scanner uses a visible green laser that can penetrate water, allowing  measurement of submerged targets. Digitized echo waveforms can be stored on a removable data storage card for later full waveform analysis, allowing users to capture targets with complex multiple-echo signals. The unit can also be integrated with an inertial navigation sensor and a high-resolution digital camera for further accuracy and functionality.

The RIEGL VQ-840-GL is ideal for a range of applications, including coastline and shallow-water mapping, engineering surveys, and river surveys.

Specifications:

Dimensions 360 x 285 x 200mm
Weight ~9.8kg
Power Supply 18 – 34 VDC
Laser Pulse Repetition Rate 50 – 200 kHz
Scan Speed 10 – 100 scans/sec
Accuracy 20mm
Precision 15mm

RIEGL VUX-1UAV22

Lightweight, Survey-Grade UAV LiDAR Sensor

RIEGL VUX-1UAV – Lightweight, Survey-Grade UAV LiDAR Sensor

The RIEGL VUX-1UAV22 is a survey-grade LiDAR sensor, with a rugged compact design that allows it to be easily mounted to UAVs in any orientation and even under extensive SWaP constraints.VUX-1UAV professional LiDAR scanner

The measurement rate of up to 1200 kHz and 360-degree field of view provide superior measurement performance and practically unrestricted data acquisition.

The system can be interfaced with an external IMU. Survey datasets are stored on an internal 1TByte SSD, and line scan data can also be streamed in real-time via the integrated LAN-TCP/IP interface.

Specifications:

Dimensions 227 x 209 x 129 mm (with cooling fan)
227 x 180 x 125 mm (without cooling fan)
Weight 3.75 kg (with cooling fan)
3.5 kg (without cooling fan)
Power Supply 11– 34 VDC
Laser Pulse Repetition Rate Up to 1200 kHz
Field of View Up to 360 degrees
Scan Speed 10 – 200 scans/sec
Accuracy 10mm
Precision 5mm

RIEGL miniVUX-1UAV

Compact and Extremely Lightweight UAV LiDAR Sensor

RIEGL miniVUX-1UAV – Compact and Extremely Lightweight UAV LiDAR Sensor

The RIEGL miniVUX-1UAV is an extremely lightweight laser scanner specially designed for integration into UAVs. Featuring a robust aluminium housing, the system has a small footprint that makes it ideal for unmanned platforms with restricted layouts or payload capacities.

RIEGL miniVUX-1UAV – Compact and Extremely Lightweight UAV LiDAR SensorThe sensor is capable of up to 100,000 measurements per second and up to 100 scans per second with a 360-degree field of view. RIEGL’s unique Waveform-LiDAR technology allows echo digitization and online waveform processing, with multi-target resolution for penetrating even dense foliage.

The wavelength of the miniVUX-1UAV is also optimized for the measurement of snowy and icy terrain.

The miniVUX-1UAV provides mechanical and electrical interfaces for external IMU integration. Scan data can be stored on an easily accessible SD card, or streamed via LAN-TCP/IP.

Specifications:

Dimensions 243 x 111 x 85 mm (with cooling fan)
243 x 99 x 85 mm (without cooling fan)
Weight 1.6 kg (with cooling fan)
1.55 kg (without cooling fan)
Power Supply 11– 34 VDC
Laser Pulse Repetition Rate 100 kHz
Field of View Up to 360 degrees
Scan Speed 10 – 100 scans/sec
Accuracy 15mm
Precision 10mm

LiDAR Scanning Drones & UAVs

RiCOPTER with VUX-SYS – Fully Integrated, Miniaturized Airborne Laser Scanning System

RiCOPTER with VUX-SYS – Fully Integrated, miniaturized Airborne Laser Scanning System

The RiCOPTER with VUX-SYS is a ready-to-fly airborne laser scanning UAS that integrates RIEGL’s RiCOPTER UAV with a complete, fully integrated, miniaturized airborne laser scanning system, which comprises the RIEGL VUX-1UAV22 LiDAR sensor, a high performance IMU/GNSS system, and camera(s).

The complete system is designed for acquisition of high-accuracy, high-resolution laser scan and image data for a wide variety of survey-grade professional applications, such as precision agriculture and forestry, aerial pipeline inspection and urban environment surveying.Airborne Laser Scanning System

The VUX-1UAV22 scanner features a 230-degree field of view, a 770 kHz measurement rate and 10 mm accuracy, and can be interfaced with up to three digital cameras via a control unit. Precise timestamps of camera release events are stored within the raw scan data stream, enabling subsequent combination of point cloud data and imagery.

Specifications:

Dimensions 1920 x 1820 x 470 mm (ready to fly)
624 x 986 x 470 (folded)
MTOM 25 kg
Max Payload Weight 6.5 kg
Max Operational Altitude 3000m (10,000 ft)
Flight Endurance Up to 30 min
Cruising Speed 6 – 8 m/s
LiDAR Scanning Drone
RiCOPTER with VUX-SYS

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RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH Austria Riedenburgstraße 48, A-3580 Horn, Austria +43 2982 4211 Contact Office Send Message Website
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RIEGL Japan Ltd. Japan Fuji Building, 2F 5- 1 1 -29, Yayoi-cho. Nakano-ku, Tokyo 1640013, JAPAN +81 (3) 3382 7340 Contact Office Website
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RIEGL Canada, Inc. Canada 1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801, Toronto, Canada M5E 1W7 +1 416-306-2488 Contact Office Website
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