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A Remarkable Duo: The RIEGL VUX-120-23 Laser Scanner Meets the VTOL CarryAir

Aktualisiert: 31. Juli 2023

(08.07.2023 FMC Albatros Sintfeld eV Bad Wünnenberg)


In the realm of aerial surveys and precise data acquisition, a fusion of technologies has emerged. The renowned VUX-120-23 laser scanner from RIEGL has been seamlessly integrated into the innovative VTOL CarryAir by Striekair engineering GmbH from Germany. During its inaugural flight, this remarkable duo successfully captured accurate data of the ground structure.


Figure 2: Matthias Hutecek (RIEGL) and Thomas Strieker


Precision meets speed: The RIEGL VUX-120-23 laser scanner is globally recognized for its exceptional precision and accuracy in aerial surveys. With an airspeed of 85 km/h the system generates precise results with a high efficiency. By integrating this cutting-edge technology into the VTOL CarryAir by Striekair engineering GmbH, the advantages of both technologies are combined in the best manner.


Faster data acquisition: With the VTOL CarryAir and the VUX-120-23 laser scanner, customers can acquire data about eight times faster than with conventional multicopters. This significant time-saving feature enhances project efficiency, particularly for endeavors reliant on accurate measurements.


Figure 1: Installed VUX-120-23 into the CarryAir


Applications: The combination of the CarryAir VTOL and the VUX-120-23 offers diverse applications. From surveying construction sites and infrastructure projects to mapping corridors and monitoring landfills and agricultural areas, as well as to collecting topographic data for urban planning and environmental studies, these technologies are expanding the horizons of aerial surveys.


Figure 4: Hidden Shed


Figure 5: Road with trees


Figure 6: Powerline

About RIEGL:

With more than 40 years of experience in the research, development and production of laser rangefinders, distance meters, and LiDAR sensors and systems RIEGL delivers proven innovations in 3D.

The combination of RIEGL's state-of-the-art hardware for terrestrial, industrial, mobile, airborne, bathymetric and UAV-based laser scanning with appropriate, equally innovative RIEGL software packages for data acquisition and processing results in powerful solutions for multiple fields of application in surveying.

RIEGL’s UAV LiDAR sensors and systems - based on RIEGL’s Ultimate LiDAR Technology - offer a wide variety of features to meet the requirements of different UAV-based data acquisition tasks. The broad range of instruments is distributed and supported by the RiCOPTER UAVGmbH, a RIEGL Group company, and allows users to choose the sensor exactly right for their specific surveying mission.


RIEGL has always been committed to delivering the highest performance, quality, reliability, and longevity of all its products and services, and strict adherence to applicable international standards is a priority.

For more information, visit http://www.riegl.com


About Striekair engineering GmbH:

In 2002, Thomas and Matthias Strieker founded Silence Aircraft GmbH to manufacture the Silence Twister single seat aerobatic sports aircraft. The aircraft were sold worldwide as kits and they are very popular among aviation enthusiasts.

Over time, Silence Aircraft GmbH has established itself as a leading manufacturer of production molds for other aircraft builders and for the industry.

As an aviation enthusiast, Thomas Strieker has always been looking for new business areas and markets for aircraft construction. Over time, he specialized in finite element analysis of fiber composite aircraft structures before starting the development of autonomous flying drones.

In the development of the CarryAir all his experience from 30 years in the aircraft industry should flow into the development of new professional markets.

The company Striekair enginnering GmbH was founded at the beginning of 2022 after the VTOL CarryAir had reached product readiness for the purpose of manufacturing and marketing the CarryAir.



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