RIEGL is an international leading provider of cutting-edge technology in airborne, mobile, terrestrial, industrial and UAV-based laser scanning solutions for applications in surveying.
Since 1978 RIEGL has been producing commercial LiDAR systems and focuses on pulsed time-of-flight laser radar technology in multiple wavelengths. RIEGL’s core “smart waveform” technologies provide pure digital LiDAR signal processing, unique methodologies for resolving range ambiguities, multiple targets per laser shots, optimum distribution of measurements, calibrated amplitudes and reflectance estimates, as well as the seamless integration and calibration of systems. RIEGL’s various 3D scanners offer a wide array of performance characteristics and serve as a platform for continuing “Innovation in 3D®” for the laser scanning industry.
RIEGL maintains an outstanding history of reliability and support to their customers. The headquarters are in Horn, Austria, where research & development and production are located. Sales, training, support and service are delivered from Horn, the offices in Vienna, Salzburg, and Styria, main offices in the USA, Japan, China, Australia, and in Canada and by a worldwide network of representatives.
RIEGL offers a broad portfolio of LiDAR engines and systems for airborne laser scanning. Thus, the user can choose the scanner or system exactly right for the application and requirements of their business and fully benefit from RIEGL’s proven technology.
RIEGL offers a broad product range for airborne surveying.
The RIEGL VP-1 Helicopter Pod is designed for smooth integration of airborne laser scanning systems into manned helicopters. The small and lightweight pod can be mounted on standard hard points and typical camera mounts. Quick release adapter brackets and a minimum of external cabling allow quick system installation and removal. It is available for integration of the RIEGL VUX-1LR, RIEGL VUX-1UAV, and for the RIEGL VUX-240 Airborne Laser Scanner.
Extremely light and compact RIEGL LiDAR sensors, like the miniVUX-1Series, and the RiCOPTER, RIEGL’s unmanned carrier platform, are available for UAV-based applications.
With the RIEGL VUX-SYS miniaturized airborne laser scanning system fully integrated, the RiCOPTER is a remotely piloted surveying platform for a wide field of applications, including city mapping, avalanche and land slide monitoring, forestry, and archeology. The excellent measurement performance of the VUX-1 Laser Scanner in combination with a precise fiber optic gyroscope and GPS/GLONASS receiver results in survey grade measurement accuracy.
The RIEGL miniVUX-1Series with an extremely small and sophisticated design of the stable aluminum housing offers various integration possibilities with platforms that offer restricted space or payload capabilities. The 360° field of view allows complete acquisition of the environment. A special integration kit is available for straight-forward and user-friendly integration into various multi-rotor UAVs like the DJI M600.
For topo-bathymetric applications, the RIEGL VQ-840-G laser scanner offers a water penetration of more than 2 Secchi depths. This lightweight system – optionally equipped with IMU/GNSS System and camera or IR rangefinder - is ready for integration to UAVs and especially suited for coastline and shallow water mapping.