RIEGL proudly announces a new class of LiDAR sensors: Introducing the world’s first survey-grade LiDAR for UAS!


Immediate Release

February 5, 2014




RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems has been developing 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 us at the official launch event ILMF taking place in Denver, USA, February 17 to 19 where the VUX-1 will be presented for the first time!


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 4 kilograms (less than 9 pounds) overall weight, that can easily be mounted onto professional UAS/RPAS. It has a 300 degree field of view 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/ ranges up to more than 1,000 ft. Scanner applications include, but are not limited to: Agricultural and Forestry, Defense, Wide Area Mapping, Flood Zone Mapping, Glacier and Snowfield Mapping, Topography and Mining, and the Academic Markets.


“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!” said Dr. Johannes Riegl, RIEGL’s Chief Executive Officer.


This VUX-1 will be on display during ILMF 2014 at the RIEGL USA booth, Booth 36. Stop by the booth during the show to see this innovative LiDAR sensor for yourself!




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




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. For more Information, visit www.rieglusa.com.


Further Information:

RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems Gmbh

A-3580 Horn, Ridenburgstrasse 48

Phone: +43 2982 4211

Fax: +43 2982 4210

Email: office@riegl.co.at


4 responses to “RIEGL proudly announces a new class of LiDAR sensors: Introducing the world’s first survey-grade LiDAR for UAS!

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  3. Dear Sir/Madam

    I’m a lecturer in geoinformation at Faculty of Geoinformation & Real Estate, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, MALAYSIA.I have some experince using multi-rotor & fixed wing UAV for scientific research. I’m very happy that REIGL has anounced new VUX-1 Lidar on 5 Feb 2014. As an academic, I need this type of sensor for my research.

    I would like to know the price of the VUX-1 Lidar sensor. Is there any discount for academic. I need to know the price because if the price is right then I would like to apply research fund to purchase the sensor. Please get back to me as soon as possible.

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