RIEGL VUX-1UAV

The RIEGL VUX-1UAV is a very lightweight and compact laser scanner, meeting the challenges of emerging survey solutions by UAS/UAV/RPAS both in measurement performance as well as in system integration. With regard to the specific constraints and flight characteristics of the 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.

The RIEGL VUX-1UAV provides highspeed 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 digitization 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.

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 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 1TByte 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