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NEW RIEGL VQ-1560 II-S Airborne Laser Scanners

The new 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 1600m AGL at a pulse repetition rate of 4MHz, or up to 4000m 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. Laser pulse repetition rates can be fine-tuned in 12kHz steps, enabling subtle optimization of acquisition parameters in order to meet specific project requirements.

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 GB camera integrated in 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 leveling mounts.

Main Features

  • 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

Main Applications

  • Ultra-Wide Area / High Altitude Mapping
  • Ultra-High Point Density Mapping
  • Mapping of Complex Urban Environments
  • Glacier & Snowfield Mapping
  • Mapping of Lakesides & Riverbanks
  • Agriculture & Forestry
  • Corridor Mapping


Datasheet RIEGL VQ-1560 II-S
(PDF, 3691KB)

Datasheet RiMTA
(PDF, 1296KB)

Datasheet RiACQUIRE
(PDF, 4546KB)

Datasheet RiPROCESS
(PDF, 4179KB)

Datasheet RiWORLD
(PDF, 3209KB)

Datasheet RIEGL DR1560i
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Application Sheet Forestry & Agriculture
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Infosheet ALS Overview
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