The VQ-1560 II-S follows the successful concept of RIEGL’s proven dual channel laser scanner series. With increased laser power the operational altitudes are extended up to 1700m AGL at a pulse repetition rate of 4MHz, or up to 3900m AGL at a pulse repetition rate of 540kHz (all values given for 20% target reflectance). These improved maximum ranges allow an increase of the system’s productivity by about 25% for a very attractive point density range.
Its unique "cross-fire" scan pattern and its wide operational range make the instrument the most versatile airborne laser scanner on the market today. It is perfectly suited for any kind of application – from ultra-dense corridor mapping from low altitudes, over high-resolution city mapping with minimum shadowing effects in narrow street canyons, to large-scale wide-area mapping at utmost efficiency of up to 1130km² per hour at a density of 4 points per square meter.
The system is equipped with a seamlessly integrated high-performance IMU/GNSS unit and e.g. an optional 150-megapixel RGB camera integrated into the primary camera bay.
Optionally, a second camera, e.g. a thermal camera or a 150 megapixels 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 levelling mounts.
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Year of last update
Total Weight [kg]
20 - 32VDC typ. 370W
opt. RGB and thermal camera
Data storage facilities
RiMTA ALS, RiACQUIRE, RiPROCESS, RiWORLD
Ultra Wide Area / High Altitude Mapping Ultra-High Point Density Mapping Mapping of Complex Urban Environments Glacier & Snowfield Mapping Mapping of Lakesides & River Banks Agriculture & Forestry Corridor Mapping
rotating polygon mirror
Min. pulse frequency [Hz]
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Max. field of view [deg]
Max. number of recorded echoes per pulse
Full-wave form digitization
multiple pulses in air
Max. flying height [m]
Laser Pulse Characteristics
Beam divergence [mrad]
high laser pulse repetition rate up to 4 MHz up to 2.66 million measurements per second on the ground offers highly efficient data acquisition at a wide range of point densities two waveform processing LiDAR channels offering excellent multiple target detection capability enables Multiple-Time-Around (MTA) processing of up to 45 pulses simultaneously in the air excellent suppression of atmospheric clutter online waveform processing as well as smart and full waveform recording integrated inertial measurement unit and GNSS receiver integrated, easily accessible medium format camera prepared for integration of a secondary camera high-speed fiber data interface to RIEGL data recorder housing shape and mounting flange optimized for interfacing with typical hatches and stabilized platforms detachable handgrips for facilitated handling
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