(Left to right) Sheikh Jabor Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Director General, Qatar Aeronautical Academy (QAA), Manaf Al-Sada, Director, The Centre for GIS (CGIS), Ministry of Municipality, Benjamin Schuhmann, Sales Manager Asia Pacific & Middle East, DAI Special Mission Aircraft Division, Alex Hanna, Vice President, Khatib & Alami (K&A)
Diamond Aircraft recently announced that they had successfully delivered the first DA62 MPP (Multi-Purpose Platform) Survey Star Special Mission Aircraft with the RIEGL VQ-780 II-S Airborne Laser Scanner and Vexcel Osprey 4.1 large format camera to the Centre for Geographic Information Systems (CGIS) in the state of Qatar. The aircraft, won through a tender in 2021, was handed over to CGIS, the official geospatial agency in Qatar under the Ministry of Municipality.
The aircraft also comes with a comes with a changeable option of the Vexcel Osprey camera with a RIEGL VQ-880-G II bathymetric Sensor. All systems have been integrated and civil certified by Diamond Aircraft in Austria and due to the close cooperation between RIEGL and Diamond Aircraft, integration of RIEGL airborne LiDAR into these special mission aircraft is seamless.
RIEGL is an international leading provider of cutting-edge technology in airborne, mobile, terrestrial, industrial and unmanned laser scanning solutions for applications in surveying.
RIEGL has been producing LiDAR systems commercially for over 40 years and focuses on pulsed time-of-flight laser radar technology in multiple wavelengths.
RIEGL’s core Smart-Waveform technologies provide pure digital LiDAR signal processing, unique methodologies for resolving range ambiguities, multiple targets per laser shots, optimum distribution of measurements, calibrated amplitudes and reflectance estimates, as well as the seamless integration and calibration of systems.
RIEGL’s Ultimate LiDARTM 3D scanners offer a wide array of performance characteristics and serve as a platform for continuing Innovation in 3D for the LiDAR industry.
From the first inquiry, to purchase and integration of the system, as well as training and support, RIEGL maintains an outstanding history of reliability and support to their customers.
Worldwide sales, training, support and services are delivered from RIEGL’s headquarters in Austria and in the USA; main offices in, Japan, China, Australia, Canada and the UK; and a worldwide network of representatives.