RIEGL produces commercial LiDAR systems and focuses on pulsed time-of-flight laser radar technology in multiple wavelengths.
RIEGL’s core “smart waveform” technologies provide pure digital LiDAR signal processing, unique methodologies for resolving range ambiguities, multiple targets per laser shots, optimum distribution of measurements, calibrated amplitudes and reflectance estimates, as well as the seamless integration and calibration of systems.
At INTERGEO 2019 RIEGL added the new miniVUX-2UAV LiDAR sensor to the versatile portfolio of professional solutions for UAV-based surveying.
The sister type of the proven RIEGL miniVUX-1UAV sensor offers 100 kHz and 200 kHz laser Pulse Repetition Rate (PRR). With the 200 kHz PRR, the sensor provides up to 200,000 measurements per second and thus a dense point pattern on the ground for UAV-based applications that require the acquisition of small objects.
With the miniVUX-1UAV, the miniVUX-2UAV, and the miniVUX-1DL a broad line of extremely light-weight, compact and powerful UAV LiDAR sensors for the integration to small unmanned aircraft are available.
Every type is also provided as part of a RIEGL miniVUX-SYS laser scanning system with IMU/GNSS system and optional cameras fully integrated. These systems can be optimally adapted to the special requirements of the user’s applications.
Additionally, the RIEGL Integration Kit 600, an add-on to the miniVUX-SYS laser scanning system, enables quick and straight-forward integration to multi-rotor UAVs, e.g. a DJI Matrice 600.
The RIEGL portfolio for UAV-based surveying is completed by the VUX-1UAV LiDAR sensor, a versatile and powerful scanner engine for wide area UAV surveying ready for integration with appropriate IMU/GNSS systems and various cameras, and the RiCOPTER, RIEGL’s remotely piloted airborne laser scanning platform equipped with a RIEGL VUX-1UAV or VUX-1LR sensor, a high-performance IMU/GNSS unit and optional cameras.
Integrated to medium-sized unmanned aircraft, small manned aero planes, or helicopters, the RIEGL VUX-240 offers up to 2150m measurement range at 80 % target reflectivity and up to 1,500,000 measurements/sec on the ground for high point density corridor mapping applications.
For bathymetric applications, the RIEGL VQ-840-G, a compact Topo-Bathymetric Airborne Laser Scanner especially suited for coastline and shallow water mapping, is available.
The scanner provides high spatial resolution due to a measurement rate of up to 200 kHz and a selectable laser beam divergence. Complemented by an optionally integrated IMU/GNSS system and an optional camera or IR rangefinder, the VQ-840-G represents a fully integrated system for integration in various aircraft platforms including UAVs at a low weight of just 12 kg.