This year’s Intergeo event in Berlin is a busy one for Riegl, with multiple LiDAR systems being introduced, in addition to UAS and mobile mapping solutions.
The VZ-2000i 3D is a long-range, high-speed 3D laser scanner for terrestrial use. It captures up to 1.2 million measurements per second and covers ranges up to 2,500 meters, with 5-millimeter accuracy and 3-millimeter precision. It features Riegl’s Waveform-LiDAR technology, which enables high-speed, long-range, high-accuracy measurements in poor visibility and demanding multi-target situations.
For airborne applications Riegl is introducing the VQ-780i waveform processing airborne laser scanner. It is capable of ultra-wide area mapping. The advancement of the LMS-Q780 is a high-performance, rugged, lightweight and compact airborne sensor that provides up to 666,000 measurements per second at a 60-degree scan angle. The versatile system is designed for efficient data acquisition at low-, mid- and high-altitude, covering a variety of different airborne laser scanning applications.
Riegl also unveiled the VQ-1560i-DW dual LiDAR channel airborne mapping system. The new type of the VQ-1560i offers enhanced target characterization by simultaneous measurements with both green and infrared laser wavelengths.
For bathymetric laser scanning, Riegl introduced the VQ-880-GH. The topo-hydrographic airborne laser mapping system now has an optimized form factor with reduced height for helicopter integrations and flexible camera options.
In the UAV segment, RIEGL announced the new miniVUX-1DL, a “downward-looking” UAV LiDAR sensor. The newest member of the VUX series is suited for applications such as powerline or pipeline mapping. The RiCOPTER-M is a multi-purpose type of the RiCOPTER octocopter for commercial UAV missions. It has an increased 30-kilogram MTOM (Maximum Take-Off Mass) and a payload capability of up to 10 kilograms. The VUX-1UAV and miniVUX-1UAV with APX20 are new versions of the VUX-1UAV and miniVUX-1UAV LiDAR sensors, integrated with the new APX20 IMU/GNSS system by Applanix. The miniVUX-1UAV Integration Kit has been released for selected multi-rotor UAV types, such as the DJI M600.
In the mobile segment the new VMX-2HA high-speed, high-performance dual scanner mobile mapping system is an evolution of the VMX engineering-grade mobile mapping suite. A new streamlined carbon fiber form factor, flexible camera options, high-speed data transfer and storage a few of the key features.
Riegl delivers cutting-edge technology in airborne, mobile, terrestrial and the newest unmanned laser scanning solutions. Riegl specializes in the mobile mapping, civil infrastructure, airborne scanning, unmanned, hydrographic, bathymetric, mining and terrestrial based industries. Instruments are ruggedly designed for reliability under demanding environmental conditions. Riegl USA, located in Orlando, Fla., serves as the North American center of sales, training and support for all Riegl products.