RIEGL launches new laser scanning solution for drones and robots

miniVUX-1LR drone lidar scanner

RIEGL will be presenting a number of new laser scanning products for drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) and robots at the INTERGEO trade show in Hannover, Germany, from September 21 to 23.

The miniVUX-1LR is the sister product of the miniVUX-UAV series of drone lidar scanners. Extremely lightweight and compact (1.55 kg/3.42 lbs) in-line waveform processing LiDAR sensor can operate at flight altitudes up to 820 feet and measurement ranges up to 500 m/1640 feet. The sensor also features a full 360° field of view, 100 kHz laser pulse repetition rate, and optional integration of up to 2 cameras, making it ideal for challenging drone applications such as surveying in inaccessible canyons and open pit mines .

The VUX-1LR22 and VUX-1UAV22 are airborne laser scanners that offer a full 360° field of view and increased laser pulse repetition rates up to 1500 kHz for the VUX-1LR22 and up to 1200 kHz for the VUX-1UAV22. This results in a measurement range of up to 1845 m/6050 ft at altitudes up to 1050 m/3440 ft for the VUX-1LR22 and a measurement range of up to 1415 m/4640 ft at altitudes of up to 800 m/2640 ft for the VUX-1UAV22.

The new VMR robotic track scanning system utilizes RIEGL's VZ-400i laser scanner to provide high-resolution scan data for applications such as railway clearance verification or railway tunnel and metro surveying. In Stop & Go mode, the system performs up to 50 scans/hour, with the option to take high-resolution calibration photos in parallel. Georeferenced point clouds are ready for export to third-party rail processing software packages.

FDL-52A drone lidar system

FDL-52A drone lidar system

FDL-52A  lidar system for mapping

FDL-52A drone lidar system is equipped with Riegl VUX-1LR long range light laser scanner, Applanix high-precision IMU/GPS system APX-20, 20 million pixel camera system, and large-capacity intelligent control unit. The total weight is only 5 kg, which is suitable for A variety of platforms are carried and used, especially vertical take-off and landing fixed-wing UAVs for long-endurance flight and large-area data acquisition. At the same time, GL-52A is also very convenient to convert into an in-vehicle system for various mobile lidar applications.

The FDL-52A drone lidar system has a compact and concise design. All components are integrated into the box. The shell is made of imported hard and wear-resistant light-weight materials. The control port is designed ingeniously. The installation only requires 4 ports, which is convenient and quick to carry with the drone. The equipment is simple to operate, large storage capacity, equipped with intelligent data acquisition software, automatic data acquisition, combined with color point cloud software to quickly obtain large-area high-precision three-dimensional data, it is an ideal choice for large-area UAV lidar surveying and mapping projects.

Working voltage: 14V-30V
Maximum power consumption: 85W
Size: 34.1cmx29cmx12.7cm
Weight: 5kg
Working temperature: -5℃-40℃
Storage temperature: -10℃-50℃
Laser class: Class 1
Wavelength: Near infrared
Laser beam dispersion angle: 0.5mrad
Ranging: 5m~1350m
Maximum scanning angle: 330° (adjustable)
Pulse frequency: 820Khz
Scanning mechanism: rotating prism
Pitch/roll accuracy: 0.015°
Heading accuracy: 0.035°
Sampling frequency: 200Hz
Satellite positioning system: support GPS, GLONASS, GALIEO, BEIDOU
Image sensor: CMOS APS-C
Camera Resolution: 20M
Control unit: Windows 10
Storage capacity: can support continuous 8-hour data collection
Scanning bandwidth: 1500m
Work efficiency: One sortie can complete 100 square kilometers data collection