Riegl VQ-880-G

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The new RIEGL VQ-880-G is a fully integrated airborne laser scanning system for combined hydrographic and topographic surveying. The system is offered with integrated and factory-calibrated highend GNSS/IMU system and cameras. The design allows flexible adaptation of these components to specific application requirements. Complemented by a RIEGL data recorder, the RIEGL VQ-880-G is a complete LIDAR system to be installed on various platforms in a straightforward way.

The RIEGL VQ-880-G carries out laser range measurements for high resolution surveying of underwater topography with a narrow, visible green laser beam, emitted from a powerful pulsed laser source. Subject to clarity, at this particular wavelength the laser beam penetrates water enabling measurement of submerged targets.

The RIEGL VQ-880-G comprises a high precision inertial measurement sensor for subsequent precise estimation of the instrument’s exact location and orientation. A high-resolution digital camera and optionally an infrared camera are integrated to supplement the data gained by laser scanning. The rugged internal mechanical structure together with the dust- and splash water proof housing enables long-term operation on airborne platforms.