RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems has developed the world’s first survey-grade UAS LiDAR sensor, the VUX-1. As early as February this year, it is already time to show off this innovative sensor.

Join RIEGL at the International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) in Denver, US, on 17 to 19 February, for the official launch event of the VUX-1.

The innovative sensor was designed to meet the challenges of emerging surveying solutions by UAS, gyrocopters and ultra-light aircraft, both in measurement performance and in system integration. The VUX-1 is an ultra-lightweight LiDAR sensor with less than 4kg (less than 9lbs) overall weight, that can be easily mounted onto the professional UAS/RPAS. It has a 300˚ field of vision and produces the extremely high-quality LiDAR data users expect from a RIEGL product. Internal storage offers the ability to collect data for several hours at altitudes or ranges of more than 1,000ft.

Scanner applications include but are not limited to, agricultural and forestry, defence, wide area mapping, flood zone mapping, glacier and snowfield mapping, topography and mining, and the academic markets.

RIEGL CEO Dr. Johannes Riegl said: "By introducing the VUX-1, RIEGL is the first to offer a LiDAR sensor that has been especially developed for the UAS and RPAS markets. We expect tremendous growth in these fields and are proud to support these with the breakthrough VUX-1."

The VUX-1 will be on display at the ILMF 2014 expo at the RIEGL USA booth number 36.

Stop by to see this innovative LiDAR sensor for yourself.