To use the RiCOPTER for acquisition of high-accuracy, high-resolution laser scan and image data, the UAS is equipped with the RIEGL VUX-SYS.

The RIEGL VUX-SYS is a completely integrated laser scanning system of low weight and compact size for flexible use in kinematic applications (e.g. UAS/UAV/RPAS, helicopter, gyrocopter and ultra-light aircraft installations). The system consists of the RIEGL VUX-1UAV22 laser scanner, an IMU/GNSS system, a control unit and up to 2 optional cameras.

The excellent measurement performance of the VUX-1UAV22 in combination with IMU/GNSS unit, antenna, control unit, andoptional digital cameras results in survey grade measurement accuracy.

Dedicated interfaces enable full control as well as system status feedback for low bandwidth radio links in UAS/UAV/RPAS systems. Additionally, the control unit contains interfaces for triggering up to three digital cameras. Precise time stamps of the camera's release events are stored in the raw scan data stream enabling subsequent combination of point cloud data and imagery.

Main Features
  • RiCOPTER remotely piloted aircraft system equipped with RIEGL VUX-SYS complete miniaturized, lightweight ALS System
  • RIEGL VUX-1UAV22 lightweight airborne laser scanner fully integrated, providing 360° FOV, an effective measurement rate up to 1,200,000 meas./sec, and 10 mm accuracy
  • compact control unit with various interfacing options
  • mounting options for highly flexible aircraft installation
  • prepared for remote control via low-bandwidth data link
  • operates up to 3 digital cameras
Main Applications
  • precision Agriculture
  • topography in Open-Cast Mining
  • terrain and Canyon Mapping
  • archaeology and Cultural Heritage Documentation
  • surveying of Urban Environments
  • construction-Site Monitoring
  • corridor Mapping: Power Line, Railway Track, and Pipeline Inspection




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