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Riegl launches lightweight airborne lidar for UAVs

October 11, 2019  - By
The miniVUX-2UAV airborne laser scanner. (Photo: Riegl)

The miniVUX-2UAV airborne laser scanner. (Photo: Riegl)

The Riegl miniVUX-2UAV is a lightweight airborne laser scanner designed specifically for integration with unmanned aerial vehicles and systems.

Riegl added the new miniaturized UAV sensor to its portfolio of professional solutions for UAV-based surveying.

The sister type of the miniVUX-1UAV sensor, the miniVUX-2UAV offers 100 kHz and 200 kHz 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.

The Riegl miniVUX-2UAV makes use of Riegl waveform lidar technology, allowing echo digitization and online waveform processing. Multi-target resolution is the basis for penetrating dense foliage, and the wavelength is optimized for the measurement of snowy and icy terrain.

In addition to the stand-alone version of the miniVUX-2UAV, Riegl also offers fully-integrated solutions.

About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.