New RIEGL VUX-120 is a lightweight and versatile airborne laser scanner

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New RIEGL VUX-120 is a lightweight and versatile airborne laser scanner

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The new RIEGL VUX-120 is a lightweight and versatile airborne laser scanner offering a wide field of view of 100 degrees and an extremely fast data acquisition rate of up to 1.8 MHz. Thus, it is perfectly suited for high point density corridor mapping applications. The measuring beam of the RIEGL VUX-120 is consecutively scanned in three different directions: it alternates from +10 degrees forward, to strictly nadir, 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 1 TByte and is equipped with interfaces for an external IMU/GNSS system as well as to control up to two external cameras. WLAN enables direct access to the laser scanner for changing configuration settings and checking the system status. The sophisticated design of the RIEGL VUX-120 allows smooth integration on UAS/UAV/RPAS, small manned aeroplanes like gyrocopters but also helicopters. It is offered as stand-alone UAV LiDAR sensor, but also in various fully-integrated UAV airborne laser scanning system configurations with appropriate INS/GNSS system and cameras to meet the special requirements resulting from various customers‘ applications.


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Main Features
  • laser pulse repetition rate up to 1.8 MHz
  • measurement rate up to 1,500,000 meas./sec
  • scan speed up to 400 lines/second
  • operating flight altitude up to 730m / 2,400 ft
  • Field of View up to 100°
  • compact & lightweight (2 kg / 4.4 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
  • easly mountable to unmanned platforms (UAVs) such as fixed-wings, multirotors, helicopters, gyrocopters, and other small manned aircrafts
  • mechanical and electrical interface for INS/GNSS integration
  • scan data storage on internal 1 TByte SSD Memory
  • removeable CFAST® memory card up to 256 GB
Main Applications
  • Corridor Mapping: Power Line, Railway Track and Pipeline Inspection
  • Topography in Open-Cast Mining
  • Surveying of Urban Environments
  • Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Documentation
  • Agriculture & Forestry
More information at:
http://www.riegl.com/products/unmanned- ... l-vux-120/
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