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VQ-1460

VQ-1460

Waveform Processing Airborne LiDAR Scanning System for High Point Density Mapping and Ultra-Wide Area Mapping

The VQ-1460 is one of RIEGL‘s latest high-end airborne laser scanning systems, suitable for a wide field of applications – from high-point density wide area mapping to ultra-high resolution city mapping or corridor mapping.

Description

The unique design features pulse repetition rates from 4.4 MHz, resulting in regular point spacing and an almost constant point density distribution on the ground. The system features large measurement distances of up to 2300 m at maximum PRR and 5400 m at minimum PRR for a target reflectance of 20 %, resulting in an unsurpassed high efficiency in area acquisition of, e.g. up to 615 km²/h at 150 knots flying speed for an average of 8 points per square meter.

A newly designed optical fronted significantly minimises near-range echoes due to atmospheric clutter, resulting in clean point clouds. Online-Waveform processing and full-waveform processing capabilities are a matter of course for this equipment class.

Scan data and camera images are stored on removable hard disks that can be accessed directly on the device, eliminating the need for an external data recorder.

A high-performance IMU/GNSS unit and one or two optional high-resolution RGB/NIR cameras are seamlessly integrated into the compact and user-friendly designed housing. The standardised mounting flange fits typical hatches or gyro-stabilized levelling mounts for maintaining optimum point distribution.

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Specifications

General

Year of introduction

2022

Year of last update

2022

Total Weight [kg]

65

Power requirements

20 - 32VDC typ. 550W

Type of GNSS/INS positioning system

optional

Camera

optional

Data storage facilities

removable Harddisk

Mission planning software

RiPARAMETER,IGI Plan; TrackAir; or similar

Postprocessing software

RiMTA ALS, RiACQUIRE, RiPROCESS, RiWORLD

Application

Main applications

Ultra Wide Area / High Altitude Mapping; Ultra-High Point Density Mapping; Mapping of Complex Urban Environments; Glacier & Snowfield Mapping; City Modeling; Mapping of Lakesides & River Banks; Agriculture & Forestry; Corridor Mapping

Measurement Characteristics

Scanning method

rotating polygon mirror

Scan frequency [Hz]

600

Min. pulse frequency [Hz]

540000

Max. pulse frequency [Hz]

4400000

Max. field of view [deg]

60

Max. number of recorded echoes per pulse

31

Full-wave form digitization

Y

multiple pulses in air

Y

Operation Characteristics

Platform

Helicopter, Fixed-wing

Max. flying height [m]

6450

Laser Pulse Characteristics

Wavelength [nm]

1064

Type/class laser

4

More information

Distinguishable features

high pulse repetition rates of up to 4.4 MHz; up to 2.93 million measurements per second on the ground; best point distribution for optimum target resolution; excellent atmospheric clutter suppression; multiple target capability; online waveform processing and full waveform data recording; on-board graphical user interface for easy access to primary scanner parameters; integrated inertial measurement unit and GNSS receiver; prepared for the integration of up to two high resolution RGB/NIR cameras; optimized for interfacing with typical hatches and stabilized platforms; deteachable handgrips for facilitated handling

Application areas

Select an application area:

Documents

Brochure
datasheet_vq-1460
Other documents
  • Infosheet ALS Overview.pdf
    4.34 MB
  • Applicationsheet Forestry & Agriculture.pdf
    3.41 MB
  • RIEGL VQ-1460 Datasheet.pdf
    4.04 MB

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