RIEGL VUX-1 Laser Scanner for UAS

RIEGL VUX-1 Laser Scanner for UAS

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RIEGL VUX-1 Laser scanner for UAS

The RIEGL VUX-1 is a lightweight and compact laser scanner, meeting the challenges of emerging survey solutions by unmanned aerial system (UAS), gyrocopters and ultra-light aircraft, both in measurement performance and in system integration. With regard to the specific restrictions and flight characteristics of UAS, the RIEGL VUX-1 is designed to be mounted in any orientation. It is tailored for platforms with limited weight, space, and supply power for payloads. The entire dataset of an acquisition campaign is stored onto an internal 360 GB SSD and/or provided as real-time line scan data via the integrated LAN-TCP/IP interface.

 

How it works: The RIEGL VUX-1 employs echo signal digitisation, online waveform processing, a measurement rate of up to 500 kHz and a fast scan speed with upto 200 scan/sec. The field of view is 300 degrees.

The RIEGL VUX-1 provides high-speed data acquisition using a narrow infrared laser beam and a fast line scanning mechanism. High-accuracy laser ranging is based on RIEGL’s unique echo digitisation and online waveform processing, which enables achieving superior measurement results even under adverse atmospheric conditions, and the evaluation of multiple target echoes. The scanning mechanism is based on an extremely fast rotating mirror, which provides fully linear, unidirectional and parallel scan lines, resulting in excellent regular point pattern distribution.

Best suited for: With its high-resolution multi-target capability, the instrument is perfectly suited for agricultural and forestry applications, power line, railway track or pipeline inspection, as well as surveying of urban environments, mapping of mines, or terrain and canyon mapping, to name just a few possible applications.

Measurement results acquired with this new, fully survey-grade UAV airborne laser scanner are planned to be presented at AUVSI conference (May 12-15, Orlando, USA) and at FIG conference (June 16-21, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia). RIEGL will provide insights on the employed technologies as well as integration and operation of the instrument. The results are analysed with respect to precision, resolution, and other application-related aspects like the provided point attributes.

Unique features

• RIEGL VUX-1 is a lightweight and compact laser scanner and can be mounted on any orientation.

• Has an internal 360 GB SSD memory and provides real-time line scan data via the integrated LAN-TCP/IP interface.

• It provides high-speed data acquisition using a narrow infrared laser beam and a fast line scanning mechanism.