The VQ-480 provides high speed non-contact data acquisition using a narrow infrared laser beam and a fast line scanning mechanism.
Airborne laser scanning
is a rapid, highly accurate and efficient method of capturing 3D data of large
areas, such as agricultural or forestry sites, urban areas, industrial plants,
airborne laser scanners make use of the latest state-of-the-art laser and
signal processing technology. They are exceptionally compact, lightweight and
cost effective. They are designed to
meet the most challenging requirements in airborne surveying.
Basic tasks of the
measurement laser system include simultaneous collection of laser scan data and
position and attitude data from the IMU/GPS.
Also, output as a set of three dimensional coordinates usually referred
to as a point cloud.
The new VQ-480
The VQ-480, which Riegl recently unveiled as part of its
V-Line, provides high speed non-contact data acquisition using a narrow
infrared laser beam and a fast line scanning mechanism. The High accuracy laser range is based on
Riegl’s unique echo digitization and online waveform analysis. With this technology it is no longer
necessary for users to choose between great data and efficient scan rates.
Full waveform lidar signal processing- the power to discover
Riegl’s full waveform occurs in real time and allows the user
to acquire data in much deeper detail than previously possible. The multiple target capacity of the VQ-480
results in more returns which ultimately yields a more complete analysis. The power to discover with full waveform
analysis has resulted in significant archeological developments.
“The introduction of the VQ-480 answers the marketplace
demands for future looking systems in its compact and lightweight form factor
combined with industry leading accuracy reliability and speed,” states James
Van Rens Vice President of Riegl USA.
A flexible product design
The scanner is designed for easy mounting in any orientation,
even under limited space conditions on helicopters or UAVs. The scanner needs only one power supply and
provides line scan data via the integrated LAN-TCP/IP interface. It was designed to be rugged, lightweight and
compact with durability in mind.
Riegl’s 3D terrestrial laser scanner
business is based upon the company’s 30 year heritage in research, development
and manufacture of time-of-flight based optical radar systems. Our products are
used for ground based and airborne survey, industrial process control,
altimetry and aerospace applications.
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Riegl Introduces VQ-480 Airborne Laser Scanner
November 15, 2008