In further development of the RIEGL VQ-480 Airborne Laser Scanner Series – the RIEGL VQ-480 II presents itself in a completly new design that successfully takes up the already proven qualities and leads them to a new standard of performance and user-friendliness.
Its sophisticated design allows to further reduce the overall weight resulting in approx. 10 kg. Thus, the scanner is well suited for the use in manned but also in unmanned aircrafts. The VQ-480 II can seamlessly be integrated into stabilized platforms, e.g. standard gyromounts, and also into even small hatches.
Based on RIEGL‘s proven Waveform-LiDAR technology, the scanner provides highly accurate point clouds, excellent vertical target resolution, calibrated reflectance readings, and pulse shape deviation for unsurpassed information content on each single measurement. With a measurement rate of up to 1,250,000 measurements/second and an extremely wide field of view of 75°, the VQ-480 II is the first choice for airborne surveying applications like corridor mapping, city modeling, and agriculture & forestry.
An easy to remove CFast® storage card and an integrated Solid State Disk and/or the option for streaming the scan data via LAN TCP/IP interface are provided for data transfer and storage.
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Year of introduction
Year of last update
Total Weight [kg]
18-34V DC, 100W
Type of GNSS/INS positioning system
Data storage facilities
Solid State Disc SSD, 1 TB; Cardholder for CFAST storage cards
Mission planning software
RiPARAMETER,IGI Plan; TrackAir; or similar
RiMTA ALS, RiACQUIRE, RiPROCESS, RiWORLD
Agriculture & Forestry; City Modeling; Corridor Mapping
rotating polygon mirror
Min. pulse frequency [Hz]
Max. pulse frequency [Hz]
Max. field of view [deg]
Full-wave form digitization
multiple pulses in air
Helicopter, Fixed-wing, Gyroplane, RPAS (UAV/UAS)
Min. flying height [m]
Max. flying height [m]
Laser Pulse Characteristics
Beam divergence [mrad]
high accuracy ranging based on RIEGL Waveform-LiDAR technology; high laser pulse repetition rate up to 2 MHz; measurement rate up to 1,250,000 measurements/sec; perfectly linear and parallel scan lines; compact & lightweight design: ready for integration in UAVs with higher payload capacity; wide field of view of 75°; interfaces for up to 5 optional cameras; mechanical and electrical interface for IMU/GNSS integration; removeable storage card and integrated Solid State Disk (SSD) for data storage; compatible with stabilized platforms and even small hatches; seamless integration and compatibility with other RIEGL ALS systems and software packages
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VQ-480II Datasheet4.1 MB
ALS Overview Infosheet (2)1.42 MB
Applicationsheet Forestry & Agriculture (8)3.02 MB