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New class of LiDAR sensors from RIEGL

World Coal,

RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems has developed the world’s first survey-grade UAS LiDAR sensor, the VUX-1.

The innovative sensor was designed to meet the challenges of emerging surveying solutions by UAS, gyrocopters, and ultra-light aircraft, both in measurement performance and in system integration. The VUX-1 is an ultra lightweight LiDAR sensor weighing less than 4 kg that can easily be mounted onto professional UAS/RPAS. It has a 300-degree field of view and produces extremely high quality LiDAR data.

Internal storage offers the ability to collect data for several hours at altitudes or ranges up to more than 1000 ft. Scanner applications include:

  • Agricultural and Forestry
  • Defense
  • Wide Area Mapping
  • Flood Zone Mapping
  • Glacier and Snowfield Mapping
  • Topography and Mining
  • Academic Markets.

RIEGL’s CEO, Dr. Johannes Riegl, commented: “By introducing the VUX-1, RIEGL is the first to offer a LiDAR sensor that has been especially developed for the UAS and RPAS markets. We expect tremendous growth in these fields and are proud to support these with the breakthrough VUX-1”.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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