The RIEGL miniVUX-1UAV is an extremely lightweight airborne laser scanner, designed specifically for integration with UAS/UAV/RPAS.

The small and sophisticated design of the stable aluminum housing offers various integration possibilities with platforms that offer restricted space or payload capabilities. The 360° field of view allows complete acquisition of the environment.

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

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. As a further special feature, the wavelength is optimized for the measurement of snowy and icy terrain.

In addition to the stand-alone version of the miniVUX-1UAV, RIEGL also offers system solutions with IMU/GNSS systems and cameras fully integrated.

NEW: RIEGL now offers their own miniVUX series LiDAR system solution with a fully integrated subsystem for localization and orientation (Localization/Orientation Component), the RiLOC-E.
This version of the miniVUX-SYS includes a Micro Electro Mechanical System (MEMS) Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), a GNSS unit, and appropriate software. All components are included in a compact and lightweight housing, that is directly attached to the RIEGL miniVUX-1UAV/-3UAV laser scanner.
The combination of a miniVUX series LiDAR sensor and the RiLOC-E into a compact complete LiDAR system is the ideal solution for small-scale LiDAR surveying with drones. In such applications, using a nearby local base station ensures the shortest base length and thus maximum accuracy in the georeferencing of the high-precision LiDAR data from the RIEGL miniVUX series LiDAR sensor.

Main Features
  • Very compact & lightweight (1.55 kg / 3.4 lbs)
  • 360° field of view
  • Robust aluminium housing, ready to be mounted on multi-rotor, rotary-wing, and fixed-wing UAVs
  • makes use of RIEGL’s unique echo signal digitization and online waveform processing
  • Multiple target capability – up to 5 target echoes per laser shot
  • Scan speed up to 100 scans/sec
  • Measurement rate 100,000 measurements/sec
  • Mechanical and electrical interface for IMU mounting
  • Exceptionally well suited to measure snowy and icy terrain
  • user-friendly, application- and installation-oriented solutions for integration
  • with fully integrated, cost-optimized RIEGL IMU/GNSS solution RiLOC-E
Main Applications
  • Agriculture & Forestry
  • Glacier and Snowfield Mapping
  • Archeology and Cultural Heritage Documentation
  • Construction-Site Monitoring
  • Landslide Monitoring



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