RIEGL introduces VQ-1560 II LiDAR

The new RIEGL VQ-1560 II dual-channel waveform processing airborne LiDAR scanning system provides further increased performance, based on a laser pulse repetition rate of up to 4MHz, resulting in more than 2.66 million measurements per second on the ground.

RIEGL introduces VQ-1560 II LiDAR
RIEGL introduces VQ-1560 II LiDAR

RIEGL introduces VQ-1560 II LiDAR

The new RIEGL VQ-1560 II dual-channel waveform processing airborne LiDAR scanning system provides further increased performance, based on a laser pulse repetition rate of up to 4MHz, resulting in more than 2.66 million measurements per second on the ground. Offering data acquisition at a wide range of point densities, the VQ-1560 II provides mission results with further increased productivity for both high point density mapping and ultra-wide area mapping.

Typical operating flight altitudes vary from less than 1,500 ft. up to 12,100 ft. (at target reflectance of >20 percent).  Laser pulse repetition rates can be tuned in steps of less than 12 kHz.  In combination with different laser power modes subtle optimization of acquisition parameters is possible in order to meet specific project requirements. The forward/backward scan angle of the VQ-1560 II with its large field of view of 58 degrees enables capturing data from multiple angles more effectively and more accurately at high point densities.

The system is equipped with an integrated high-performance IMU/GNSS unit and a 150-megapixel RGB camera in the primary camera bay.  Optionally, a second camera, e.g., a thermal camera or a 150-megapixel near-infrared camera, can be integrated on request.  The design of the compact housing features a mounting flange for interfacing with typical hatches or gyro-stabilized leveling mounts.