Compact UAV lidar unit recognised with award

February 1st, 2018, Published in Articles: PositionIT

Riegl was recently awarded the 2017 Mapps Geospatial Products and Services Excellence Award for its miniVUX-1UAV miniaturised lidar sensor for unmanned laser scanning in the Technology Innovation category. The lidar sensor is a user-friendly and cost-efficient device to acquire survey-grade measurement data by use of remotely-piloted multi-rotor, rotary-wing, or fixed-wing UAVs for a variety of applications. It provides high speed data acquisition using echo signal digitisation and online waveform processing, based on the company’s waveform-lidar technology. Its multiple target capability achieves high quality measurement results, while its 360° field of view allows complete acquisition of the environment, and its well-designed housing supports mounting, even with restricted weight requirements and limited space. The Mapps awards competition recognises the professionalism, value, integrity, and achievement that member firms have demonstrated in their projects and technology developments over the previous year. Riegl is an international provider of technology in airborne, mobile, terrestrial, industrial and unmanned laser scanning solutions. It has been producing lidar systems commercially for almost 40 years, and focuses on pulsed time-of-flight laser radar technology in multiple wavelengths.

Contact Silvia Zaiser, Riegl, szaiser@riegl.co.at