The RIEGL VUX-160²³ is a lightweight and versatile airborne laser scanner offering a wide field of view of 100 degrees and an extremely high pulse repetition rate of up to 2.4 MHz. Thus, it is perfectly suited for high point density corridor mapping applications.
The measuring beam of the RIEGL VUX-160²³ is consecutively emitted in three different directions: it alternates from strictly nadir, to  +10 degrees forward, and to -10 degrees backward. This allows  data acquisition with an unrivaled completeness in data capture, especially in challenging environments with vertical surfaces and narrow canyons.

The scanner provides an internal data storage capacity of 2 TByte and a removeable CFast card and is equipped with interfaces for integration of an external IMU/GNSS system. Additionally, interfaces for up to five optional external cameras are available.

The sophisticated design of the RIEGL VUX-160²³ allows smooth  integration on UAS/UAV/RPAS, small manned aeroplanes (like  gyro-copters), but also on helicopters. It is offered both, as stand-alone  UAV LiDAR sensor and also in various fully-integrated UAV-based laser scanning system configurations with appropriate IMU/GNSS system and optional cameras. This allows the scanner to perfectly meet all the specific requirements of the customers‘ applications.

Main Features
  • laser pulse repetition rate up to 2.4 MHz
  • measurement rate up to 2,000,000 meas./sec
  • scan speed up to 400 lines/second
  • operating flight altitude up to 900 m / 2,950 ft
  • Field of View up to 100°
  • compact & lightweight (2.65 kg / 5.8 lbs)
  • Nadir/Forward/Backward Scanning for unrivaled completeness of scan data even on vertical structures and narrow canyons
  • cutting edge RIEGL technology providing: echo signal digitization, multiple target capability, online waveform processing, multiple-time-around processing
  • easily mountable to unmanned platforms (UAVs) and small manned aircraft
  • mechanical and electrical interface for IMU/GNSS integration
  • interfaces for up to 5 external cameras
  • scan data storage on internal SSD Memory
  • removeable CFAST® memory card
Main Applications
  • Corridor Mapping: Power Line, Railway Track and Pipeline Inspection
  • Topography in Open-Cast Mining
  • Surveying of Urban Environments
  • Archeology and Cultural Heritage Documentation
  • Agriculture & Forestry