VUX-1 Laser Scanner

The RIEGL VUX-1 is a very lightweight and compact laser scanner, meeting the challenges of emerging survey solutions by UAS/UAV/RPAS, gyrocopter, and ultra-light aircraft, both in measurement performance as in system integration.


With regard to the specific restrictions and flight characteristics of UAS, the RIEGL VUX-1 is designed to be mounted in any orientation and even under limited weight and space conditions. Modest in power consumption, the instrument requires only a single power supply. The entire data set of an acquisition campaign is stored onto an internal 240 GByte SSD and/or provided as real-time line scan data via the integrated LAN-TCP/IP interface.

  • Power Line, Railway Track, and Pipeline Inspection
  • Terrain and Canyon Mapping
  • Surveying of Urban Environments
  • Topography in Open-Cast Mining
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Documentation
  • Construction-Site Monitoring
Configuration LAN 10/100/1000 Mbit/sec
Scan Data Output LAN 10/100/1000 Mbit/sec or USB 2.0

Serial RS232 interface for data string with GPS-time information.

TTL input for 1PPS synchronization pulse

Internal memory 240 GByte SSd


  • •    High-accuracy ranging based on echo digitization and online waveform processing and   multiple-time-around processing
    •    High laser repetition rate - fast data acquisition
    •    Multiple target capability - unlimited number of targets
    •    Regular point pattern, perfectly parallel scan lines
    •    Compact, rugged and lightweight design
    •    Electrical interfaces for GPS data string and Sync Pulse (1PPS)
    •    Mechanical amd electrical interface for IMU mounting
Measuring Principle Time-of-flight measurement Echo signal digitization Online waveform processing 
Max. Unambiguous Measuring Range1  

Effective Measurement Rate

Natural Targets ρ ≥ 20%

Natural Targets ρ ≥ 60%

50 kHz

550 m


100 kHz

400 m

660 m

200 kHz

380 m

480 m

300 kHz

230 m

400 m

380 kHz

200 m

350 m

550 kHz

170 m

300 m

Max. Number of Targets per Pulse  Practically Unlimited
Minimum Range  3 m
Accuracy2  10mm
Precision3  5mm
Laser Pulse Repetition Rate PRR4  up to 550 kHz
Max. Effective Measurement Rate5  up to 500000 measurements/sec (@ 550 kHz PRR & 330º FOV)
Echo Signal Intensity  For each echo signal, high-resolution 16 bit intensity information is provided
Laser Wavelength  Near Infrared
Beam Divergence  0.5 mrad
Laser Beam Foot print (Gaussian Beam Definition)

 50mm @ 100 m

250 mm @ 500 m

500 mm @ 1000 m


Scanning Mechanism Rotating Mirror
Field of View (Selectable) up to 330º (full range measurement performance)
Scan Speed (Selectable) 10 - 200 revolutions per second, equivalent to 10 - 200 scans/sec
Angular Stepwidth Δ ϑ (Selectable) Between Consecutive Laser Shots 0.006º ≤ Δ ϑ <1,5º
Angle Measurement Resolution 0.001º
Internal Sync Timer Real-time synchronized time stamping of scan data
Scan Sync (Optional) Scanner Rotation Synchronization
Laser Product Classification

Class 1 Laser Product according to IEC60825-1 :2007

The following clause applies for Instruments delivered into the United States;

Compiles with 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11 except for deviations pursuant to Laser Notice No. 50, dated June 24, 2007.

Power Supply Input Voltage 11 to 32 V DC
Power Consumption1 Typ. 60 W
Main Dimensions (L x W x H) 227x 180 x 125mm
Temperature Range

-10ºC to +40ºC (Operation)

-20ºC to +50ºC (Storage)

Protection Class IP64, dust and splash-proof
Weight Approx. 3.6 kg
Humidity Max. 80% non condensing @ +31ºC