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RIEGL VQ-1560i and RIEGL VQ-1560i-DW

The new ultra high performance, fully integrated and calibrated Dual Channel Airborne Mapping System RIEGL VQ-1560i makes use of RIEGL's sophisticated Waveform-LiDAR technology enabling an excellent multiple-target detection capability and Multiple-Time-Around (MTA) processing. The system is capable of online waveform processing as well as full or smart waveform recording, resulting in unsurpassed information content on each single target.

The VQ-1560i provides a laser pulse repetition rate of up to 2 MHz resulting in more than 1.3 million measurements per second on the ground and operates at an altitude of up to 15,500 ft. That allows operation at varying flight altitudes resulting in a wide range of point densities. Thus, the system is ideally suited for aerial survey of ultra wide areas as well as of complex urban environments. By the way, faster and more efficient flight planning and safer flights are enabled.

The sister type RIEGL VQ-1560i-DW offers two LiDAR channels of different wavelengths, green and infrared (IR). These wavelengths are well chosen to allow the acquisition of scan data of complementary information content, thus delivering two independent reflectance distribution maps, one per laser wavelength.

The RIEGL VQ-1560i comes with a unique and innovative forward/backward scan angle. This enables capturing data from multiple angles more effectively and more accurately at high point density. With its large field of view of 58 degrees and its widely variable scan parameters the system enables highly efficient scan data acquisition.

The system is equipped with a seamlessly integrated high performance IMU/GNSS system and optional a 100 megapixel RGB camera as well as another camera, e.g. a thermal camera or a 100 megapixel near-infrared camera. All individual components are integrated into a compact design and equipped with a mounting flange for simple interfacing with typical hatches or gyro-stabilized leveling mounts.

Main Features
  • High laser pulse repetition rate up to 1 MHz per channel
  • Up to 1.33 million measurements per second on the ground
  • Offers data acquisition at a wide range of point densities
  • Two waveform processing lidar channels offering excellent multiple target detection capability
  • VQ-1560i-DW: enhanced target characterization by simultaneous measurements at green and infrared laser wavelengths
  • Enables Multiple-Time-Around (MTA) processing of up to 20 pulses simultaneously in the air
  • Offers 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
  • High Point Density Mapping
  • Mapping of Complex Urban Environments
  • Glacier & Snowfield Mapping
  • Mapping of Lakesides & River Banks
  • Agriculture & Forestry
  • Corridor Mapping


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Datasheet VQ-1560i
(PDF, 6234KB)

Datasheet VQ-1560i-DW
(PDF, 6359KB)

Datasheet RiMTA
(PDF, 205KB)

Datasheet RiPROCESS
(PDF, 417KB)

Datasheet RiWORLD
(PDF, 384KB)

Datasheet RIEGL DR1560i
(PDF, 270KB)

Datasheet DR1560
(PDF, 316KB)

Infosheet VQ-1560i
(PDF, 2281KB)

VQ-1560i Dual Channel Airborne Laser Scanners
(JPG, 44KB)

Application Sheet Forestry & Agriculture
(PDF, 973KB)

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