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Product Name:RIEGL VQ-580
Year of introduction:2010
Year of last update:
Total weight [kg]:13
Power requirements:65W
Type of GNSS/INS positioning system:AERO Control (256 Hz); POS AV 410; 510; (200 Hz)
Camera:DigiCAM/Applanix DSS or similar
Data storage facilities:Removeable HDD; 2x500 GB/ removeable SSD; 3x240 GB
Mission planning software:IGI Plan; TrackAir; or similar
Postprocessing software:RiPROCESS; RiWORLD
Laser Pulse Characteristics 
Wavelength [nm]:
Standard pulse length [ns]:
Pulse length variation [ns]:
Beam divergence [mrad]:0.2
Type/class laser:Class 3B
Eyesafe range [m]:50
Measurement Characteristics  
Scanning method :Rotating mulit-facet mirror
Scan frequency [Hz]:
Min. pulse frequency [Hz]:50
Max. pulse frequency [Hz]:380
Max. field of view [deg]:60
Max. number of recorded echoes per pulse:practically unlimited
Full-wave form digitization:Y
Pulse sampling frequency [GHz]:
Recording of intensity of return signal [bits]:16
Multiple pulses in air:Y
Uncertainty and resolution 
Pitch and roll pointing precision [deg]:
Heading pointing precision [deg]:
Elevation precision at 1 km [m]:0.05
Planimetric precision at 1km [cm]:0.05
Across-track point spacing at 1km [m]:0.8
Operation Characteristics 
Platform:Helicopter, Fixed-wing
Min. flying height [m]:50
Max. flying height [m]:5000
Max. acquisition time [hr]:9
Main applications:All typical airborne scanning applications; especially Glacier Mapping; Snowfield and Moist Grassland Mapping, Corridor Mapping
More information 
Distinguishable features :Especially designed to measure on snow & ice; providing echo digitization and online waveform processing; multiple number of target echoes per pulse

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