The RIEGL LMS-Q560 is a revolutionary 2D laser scanner using the latest state-of-the-art digital signal processing, which meets the most challenging requirements in airborne laser scanning.
The RIEGL LMS-Q560 gives access to the detailed target parameters by digitizing the echo signal online during data acquisition, and subsequent off-line waveform analysis. This method is especially valuable when dealing with difficult tasks, such as canopy height investigation or target classification.
The operational parameters of the RIEGL LMS-Q560 can be configured to cover a wide field of applications. Comprehensive interface features support smooth integration of the instrument into complete airborne scanning systems.
The instrument makes use of the time-of-flight distance measurement principle of nanosecond infrared pulses. Fast opto-mechanical beam scanning provides absolutely linear, unidirectional and parallel scan lines. The instrument is extremely rugged, therefore ideally suited for the installation on aircraft. Also, it is compact and lightweight enough to be installed in small twin- or single-engine planes, helicopters or UAVs. The instrument needs only a single voltage power supply and GPS timing signals to provide online monitoring data while logging the precisely time-stamped and digitized echo signal data to the rugged RIEGL Data Recorder (see also 2D Airborne Laser Scanner Systems).