October 23, 2017

RIEGL’s New “Flying Laser Scanner” RiCOPTER

RiCOPTER, RIEGL’s ready to fly remotely piloted airborne laser scanner system (equipped with the survey grade VUX-1 LiDAR sensor), was unveiled at Intergeo in Berlin last week with great excitement!

RiCOPTER is a high-performance UAV which can be equipped with the RIEGL VUX-1 survey-grade LiDAR sensor to offer a fully integrated turnkey solution and marks the first complete UAS LiDAR solution from one manufacturer.

The robust and reliable RiCOPTER platform design includes a fully integrated RIEGL VUX LiDAR sensor, IMU/ GNSS unit with antenna, control unit, and up to 4 optional cameras providing remarkable measuring characteristics: 330deg Field of View, 500,000 measurements/sec., and 10mm accuracy.

The Class 1 unmanned aircraft laser scanner system can be flown at a max. operating altitude of 550meters with a maximum take-off mass of up to 25kg, a max payload of 16kg, providing a long flight endurance of 30 minutes.

RiCOPTER flight characteristics are smooth and stable in hovering positions, as well as on demanding flight maneuvers under challenging conditions.

The only complete survey grade unmanned laser scanner/scanning platform for a variety of demanding applications, like corridor, power line, or railway mapping on the market is now available!

Watch the RiCOPTER flight demonstration video YouTube!

The Austrian based firm RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems is a performance leader in research, development and production of terrestrial, industrial, mobile, bathymetric, airborne and UAS-based laser scanning systems. RIEGL’s innovative hard- and software provide powerful solutions for nearly all imaginable fields of application.

Located in Orlando, FL, RIEGL USA is the North American office for RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems, GmbH. With 20 years of experience, RIEGL USA delivers quality airborne, mobile and stationary terrestrial laser scanning solutions.

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