Gilching / Germany: As a manufacturer of advanced VTOL UAV systems for high-precision surveying tasks in the professional field it is also in our interest to offer our customers the best possible sensors in combination with our UAV systems. It is therefore our pleasure to offer customers the brand-new Dual Camera System from MicaSense as a payload option for our Trinity F90+ UAV.
MicaSense Dual Camera Imaging System: Double the spectral resolution with half the hassle in one payload.
By integrating two five-band cameras, the RedEdge-MX and the new RedEdge-MX Blue, the Dual Camera System enables the most advanced remote sensing and vegetation research applications. This camera option completes the available portfolio of camera payloads for professional users of Quantum-Systems drones.
RGB and multispectral sensors have been available since the initial release. In addition, the high payload of the TrinityF90+ allows RGB and multispectral sensors to be combined with the RedEdge-MX and Sony UMC-R10C camera to cover even more advanced scenarios from professional users.
With MicaSense Altum, our customers have long had a highly integrated multispectral sensor at their disposal. Consisting of a radiometric thermal camera and five high-resolution narrow bands, Altum produces advanced thermal, multispectral and high-resolution imagery in one flight for advanced analytics.
Based on the already integrated sensors and the flexibility of Quantum-Systems’ UAVs, the integration of the new Dual Camera System consisting was achieved in record time!
“While all of our sensors produce repeatable outputs with optimized GSD, the additional spectral information captured by the Dual Camera System makes it especially suited for AI/Machine Learning workflows. Now, integrated with the Trinity F90+, the combined solution offers customers the utmost capability in plant canopy analysis and classification tasks over large areas.” – Justin McAllister, CTO of MicaSense
Up to now, the use of this dual sensor has been reserved exclusively for multicopters. The integration into a small fixed-wing UAV opens up completely new possibilities in terms of range and ideally saves a lot of time through a completely integrated PPK process.
PPK 100% supported for all payload integrations with no added cost
Unlike other available mapping solutions, we are proud to offer our own PPK solution for all available sensor payloads including the Dual Camera System. Thanks to this seamless integration there is no need to deal with third party solutions in the PPK area – a big advantage!
Each of our drones comes standard with our iBase Ground Station and can generate high quality GPS data out of the box. PPK is therefore a basic feature of our systems at no additional cost to the customer. Combined with the broad coverage capabilities and user-friendly handling the time and money saved is a huge benefit!
iBase is an all in one GNSS reference station. It automatically logs GNSS reference measurements on the ground to a file on a micro SD card. This file enables QBase3D to do PPK processing of the collected survey data with a absolute accuracy of 2- 5 cm.
In the event of support, customers thus have a direct advantage over third-party solutions, as we have direct access to our PPK integration. Furthermore, individual PPK modifications are also possible thanks to vertical integration. Simply contact us in this regard.
Compatible with all TrinityF90+ UAVs
To take advantage of the new payload, no technical changes to already delivered TrinityF90+ are necessary. A corresponding update for QBase3D will be available before the planned launch at the end of May 2020.
The MicaSense Dual Camera System is available for order end of May through Quantum-Systems partners around the world.
Quantum-Systems GmbH was founded in 2015 in Munich and is specialized in the development and production of automatic, electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) fixed-wing drones for a wide variety of use cases. The 50+ employees (growing) are working intensively on combining range and electric efficiency with the ability to vertically take-off and land without additional equipment.
CEO Florian Seibel: “Our passion is the continuous development of industry leading VTOL aircrafts. With our ready to operate systems we serve a wide range of customers. We help to increase yields in agriculture, fly 3-D reconstruction missions, do tactical mapping for security forces or provide mission critical video footage in real time to governmental users. Made in Germany, non ITAR and no back doors in soft- or hardware as all of our flight planning and autopilot hard- and software is designed in house”.
Unique feature – eVTOL fixed-wing system
The eVTOL fixed-wing UAVs of Quantum-Systems unite the benefits of helicopters and airplanes in one new innovative aircraft. This makes it a game changer as it has both, the convenient handling of a helicopter and the sophisticated aerodynamics of an airplane.
The systems therefore can cover up to 100 times more area than regular multi copter drones but are equally easy to control and operate. No catapults, runways or landing nets needed.