RIEGL VUX-1UAV

The RIEGL VUX-1UAV (former 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.
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.

Main Features
  • 10 mm survey-grade accuracy
  • scan speed up to 200 scans / second
  • measurement rate up to 500,000 meas./sec
    (@ 550 kHz PRR & 330° FOV)


  • operating flight altitude up to more than 1,000 ft
  • field of view up to 330° for practically unrestricted data acquisition
  • regular point pattern, perfectly parallel scan lines


  • cutting edge RIEGL technology providing
    - echo signal digitization
    - online waveform processing
    - multiple-time-around processing
  • multiple target capability - practically unlimited number of targets echoes


  • compact (227x180x125 mm), lightweight (3.5 kg), and rugged
  • easily mountable to professional UAS / UAV / RPAS
  • mechanical and electrical interface for IMU mounting


  • electrical interfaces for GPS data string and Sync Pulse (1PPS)
  • LAN-TCP/IP interface
  • scan data storage on internal 240 GByte SSD Memory
Main Applications
  • agriculture & forestry
  • archeology and cultural heritage documentation
  • corridor Mapping: power line, railway track, and pipeline inspection
  • topography in Open-Cast Mining
  • construction-site monitoring
  • surveying of urban environments
  • resource management

Application Examples using the RIEGL VUX-1UAV LiDAR Sensor