Gilching / Germany: As a manufacturer of advanced VTOL drone 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 surveying systems. drones. So we are pleased to offer our customers the brand new MicaSense dual camera system as a payload option for our Trinity F90 + drone.
MicaSense Dual Camera Imaging System: Double 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 complements the available portfolio of camera payloads for professional users of Quantum-Systems drones.
RGB and multispectral sensors are available from the initial release. In addition, the high payload of the TrinityF90 + allows combining RGB and multispectral sensors with RedEdge-MX and Sony UMC-R10C cameras to cover even more advanced scenarios of professional users.
With MicaSense Altum, our customers have long had a highly integrated multispectral sensor. Comprised of a radiometric thermal camera and five high-resolution narrow bands, Altum produces advanced thermal, multispectral and high-resolution images in a single flight for advanced analyzes.
Based on the sensors already integrated and the flexibility of Quantum-Systems’ drones, the integration of the new compound dual camera system was achieved in record time!
“While all of our sensors produce reproducible outputs with optimized GSD, the additional spectral information captured by the dual camera system makes it particularly suitable for AI / Machine Learning workflows. Now integrated with the Trinity F90 +, the combined solution gives customers the highest capacity for canopy analysis and classification tasks over large areas. – Justin McAllister, CTO of MicaSense
Until now, the use of this double sensor was reserved exclusively for multicopters. Integration into a small fixed-wing drone opens up whole new possibilities in terms of range and ideally saves a lot of time with a fully integrated PPK process.
100% PPK supported for all payload integrations at no additional cost
Unlike other mapping solutions available, 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 wide coverage capabilities and user-friendly management, the time and money saved is a huge benefit!
iBase is an all-in-one GNSS reference station. It automatically saves the GNSS reference measurements on the ground in a file on a micro SD card. This file allows QBase3D to perform PPK processing of the survey data collected with an absolute precision of 2 to 5 cm.
In the event of support, customers thus have a direct advantage over third-party solutions, since we have direct access to our PPK integration. In addition, individual modifications of the PPK are also possible thanks to vertical integration. Just contact us in this regard.
Compatible with all TrinityF90 + drones
To take advantage of the new payload, no technical modifications to the already delivered TrinityF90 + are required. 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 to order at the end of May from Quantum-Systems partners worldwide.
Quantum-Systems GmbH was founded in 2015 in Munich and specializes in the development and production of Electric Automatic Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) fixed-wing drones for a wide variety of use cases. The more than 50 (growing) employees are working hard to combine range and electrical efficiency with the ability to take off and land vertically without additional equipment.
CEO Florian Seibel: “Our passion is the continuous development of industry-leading VTOL aircraft. With our ready-to-use systems, we serve a wide range of customers. We help increase yields in agriculture, perform 3D reconstruction missions, conduct tactical mapping for security forces, or provide critical real-time video footage to government users. Made in Germany, with no ITAR and no backdoors in software or hardware, as all of our flight planning and autopilot hardware and software are designed in-house ”.
Unique feature – eVTOL fixed wing system
Quantum-Systems’ eVTOL fixed-wing drones combine the advantages of helicopters and airplanes in an innovative new aircraft. This is a game-changer as it has both the practical handling of a helicopter and the sophisticated aerodynamics of an airplane.
The systems can therefore cover up to 100 times the area of ordinary multi-helicopter drones, but are just as easy to control and operate. No need for catapults, tracks or landing nets.