C3 class identification label for TrinityF90+

C3 class identification label for TrinityF90+

Trinity F90+ in the process of receiving C3 label soon

With the beginning of the year 2023, the transition period for unclassified UAVs as per (EU) 2019/945 ends. Consequently, UAVs are only allowed to be operated with a class identification label being attached.

The Trinity F90+ falls under the class C3 for unmanned aircraft systems. Quantum-Systems is working with Spanish Alter Technology Group (TÜV Nord) to receive the class C3 label for Trinity F90+, ensuring compliance with the requirements of that class. The extensive test procedures are scheduled to launch in the beginning of March with the hand-over of a serial UAV in the facilities of the first notified body in Europe and accredited test lab, which is Alter Technology Group.

In case all parties involved will be able to keep the time schedule, the Trinity F90+ will be one of the first officially C3 labelled drones in the European market. The classification efforts will then be completed months before the end of the EU’s transition period. Not only is the classification a legal requirement but also an independent proof of the system safety level and the advanced flight performance of the Trinity platform,” says Tim Ganzer, Certification Manager at Quantum-Systems.

All Trinity F90+ models equipped with the current hardware and software revision will be eligible of a retrofittable identification label.

Further time slots for Quantum-Systems Vector and Scorpion UAV, CE certifications for future product versions, as well as IP53 certification are already planned at the notfied body for the second half of the year.

Alter Technology Group is based in Madrid, Spain, and part of the TÜV Nord Group and accredited notified body of the EASA for drone classification and CE declarations.

C3 Class Identification Label

As a class C3 UAV Trinity F90+ shall have a direct remote identification.
This is not only a requirement by the EASA, but also part of the FAA requirements for operating UAVs in the United States.

Since January 1st, 2022, all Trinity F90+ drones are already equipped with a Remote ID module integrated into the payload. Later this year, the Trinity F90+ will be shipped as a standard Remote ID drone to all customers all over the world, with the Remote ID module implemented in the main body.

Trinity F90+ is C3 ready.

 

Alter Technology Group, Part of TÜV Nord Group:
https://www.altertechnology-group.com/en/services/rpas/

Learn more about the EASA harmonization:
https://www.easa.europa.eu/domains/civil-drones-rpas

Recent news

QBase 3D Release 2.3.27  – What is new?

QBase 3D Release 2.3.27 – What is new?

New QBase 3D Version now available for all drone pilots!

We released the newest version of our ground control station software QBase 3D. This version is packed with new functionality, focusing especially on user accounts.

The update is free for all users of QBase 3D! So we can guarantee that every user always has the latest features available.

If you are thinking about using QBase 3D or want to get an overview of the user interface, we suggest you visit our YouTube channel in addition to the possibility to download a full version of QBase 3D from our website.

The latest version includes a new account structure as well as a new KML manager. For more information about these features, please see the latest manual 2.3.0.49 which will be downloaded to your local hard drive with the new QBase version. Alternatively, you can find the manual here. Please find the complete list of new features and changes below.

New features:

  • Reduced mission file size
  • Added support for Chinese and German language
  • Added warning graphics for mission checks
  • Added mission synchronization across devices for logged-in users
  • Added user account feature
  • Added new KML Manager

​KML Manager: Import and manage more KML files and element types than ever before

    • Parallel display of multiple KML files
    • Selection of sub elements for conversion to Areas, Corridors or no-fly zones
    • Editable display style of loaded KML files

General updates:

  • Improved mismatch solver tool
  • Added local session time to post processing
  • Changed lidar calibration altitude to “above max”.
  • Changed output of iBase converter to Rinex 2.11
  • Limited transition altitude with Qube240 to 30 m
  • Added camera channels to PGT files
  • Added warning before allowing manual trigger during flight
  • Improved performance of background tasks
  • Added cancel option for post processing jobs

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed advanced terrain following bug, where last waypoint was at fixed altitude
  • Fixed rounding in CSV for small PPK accuracies
  • Fixed space-character bug of folder names for the iBase converter
  • Fixed post processing issues in case of image name overflow for RX1 images
  • Increased stability of post processing workflow
  • Fixed missing PPK accuracy data if PPK Flylog (.ppf) directly selected for job
  • Fixed deletion of PP_TEMP folder

 

Reseller Spotlight – MOST Robotics

Reseller Spotlight – MOST Robotics

Founded in April 2021 by Valentin Möller and Lennart Stollberg, MOST Robotics from Germany has set itself big goals for the coming years. We asked and present the young company in our Reseller Spotlight:

Tell us something about yourselves. Why drones?

Drones have always been an important topic for the founders of MOST Robotics. This started with model making as a child, which also strengthened their interest in these technologies.
The motivation and goal of MOST Robotics is to make the work of their customers faster, more efficient and above all safer.

Where do you see the strengths for the products of Quantum-Systems as a service provider and what can customers expect from you?

The target market for the products of Quantum Systems for MOST Robotics is in the surveying and inspection or industry in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
MOST Robotics GmbH takes care of sales, setup in existing infrastructure and training on the complete system. After the sale, we are the first point of contact for a customer’s problems.

Why Quantum-Systems? Why did you choose our products?

The advantages of the Trinity F90+ over the competition are on the one hand the handling of the payloads, the cheaper and easier spare parts, the handling in general (suitcase) and the robustness, respectively repairability.

Where do you operate?

MOST Robotics is active throughout the German-speaking region. Their customer base covers Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Industrial applications are, particularly in focus.

Where is the journey going?

MOST Robotics aims to become the market leader in the German-speaking region for special industrial drones and associated complete solutions.

I am really looking forward to working with the guys from MOST Robotics. They carry the same spirit and motivation as we do at Quantum-Systems and will be an asset to the Quantum family.

Patrick Machowski

Sales-Manager, Quantum-Systems GmbH

How can potential customers reach you? Where can people learn more about MOST Robotics?

In addition to blog posts and videos, we also post product photos and short insights into our everyday life on our social media accounts in the form of stories, which are stored on Instagram sorted by manufacturer or event.

Welcome to the Quantum Family!

The interview was conducted by Patrick Machowski, Sales Manager, Quantum-Systems

Protecting unique wilderness – Why Quantum-Systems teams up with Wilderness International to protect unique natural areas in Peru

Protecting unique wilderness – Why Quantum-Systems teams up with Wilderness International to protect unique natural areas in Peru

Gilching, 01.12.2021; Protecting unique wilderness areas for future generations is the goal of Wilderness International. Since 2008, Wilderness International managed to protect more than 5 million square meters of valuable and endangered rainforest by buying ecologically valuable wilderness areas in Canada and Peru. These are then entered in the land registry. Thus, the maximum durable legal protection is secured. The purchases are financed through donations. Wilderness sponsors can choose the areas they wish to protect and receive the exact geo-coordinates of the area protected.

To determine the exact location of this area and to track the use of the donation accurate georeferenced data and up-to-date, high-resolution photographs are a must but no easy task at all when you work in the dense rainforest. This is where Quantum-Systems supports this mission with equipment and technical expertise to capture aerial imagery with centimeter-level ground resolution in the areas that will be protected in the future, as well as to conduct additional aerial surveys with LIDAR and multispectral cameras.

Do you want to see what this is all about?

Achieve more together – How Quantum-Systems helps protecting unique wilderness

 

In June 2021, Quantum-Systems joined Wilderness International on an expedition in Peru to capture aerial imagery with an extremely high ground resolution of the areas recently put under protection.

By assigning exact geo-localized data to every square meter, it is made clear which piece of wilderness is protected with each donation. Orthomosaics, high-resolution aerial photographs, are created for this purpose.

The cooperation with Quantum-Systems saves the team from Wilderness International up to 150 h of work per 50 ha land area.

High-resolution aerial images create transparency

If an institution, company, or individual decides to protect a piece of wilderness, it was previously possible to select the respective area on a map with a ground resolution of approx. 3 meters per pixel. Thanks to the high-resolution sensors onboard the Trinity F90+ drone, the level of detail now increases to approx. 2 cm ground resolution.

The data quality creates the necessary transparency between provider and supporter and shall be the new standard for future protection projects. By having such a high ground resolution available, completely new possibilities for long-term observation emerge. For the respective supporter, the plus of information about the protected area is of additional value.

More data, also for science

In addition to a high-resolution RGB camera, additional data was also recorded using LIDAR, as well as the MicaSense Altum multispectral & thermal powerhouse to capture even more details about the areas to be protected.

MicaSense Altum RGB & multispectral / thermal Sensor

ALTUM Integrates a radiometric thermal camera with five high-resolution narrow bands, producing advanced thermal, multispectral, and high-resolution imagery in one flight for advanced analytics.

With the collected data it is an easy task to compare e.g. RGB data with a temperature map of the same area.

Qube 240 LiDAR Payload

Until recently, LiDAR payloads were hardly affordable for SMEs due to their high cost. This is exactly where Quantum-Systems and YellowScan come in and offer a geomatics grade LiDAR scanner integrated into the payload compartment of the Trinity F90+ drone including software package without having to compromise on data quality.

What is LiDAR?

LiDAR is an abbreviation for “Light Detection and Ranging”.
It is also called “laser scanning” or “3D scanning”. A LIDAR sensor emits pulses of laser light and measures the exact time it takes for these pulses to be reflected from the ground.

It also measures the intensity of that reflection LIDAR uses oscillating mirrors that emit laser pulses in many directions, creating an “arc” of light as the drone moves forward. By measuring the timing and intensity of the returning pulses, measurements of the terrain and points on the ground can be obtained.

Since it is not a passive-optical sensor, but an active sensor, the LIDAR flights in Peru could take place at night, while the RGB and multispectral images could be acquired during the day.

This is just the beginning

 

With the technical support of Quantum-Systems and the necessary tools in the form of fixed-wing UAVs and high-resolution sensors, Wilderness International can continuously map and survey its range of areas to be protected.

Thanks to time savings in the collection of data & provision of results, and at the same time higher depth of detail, transparency and efficiency increase in the presentation as well as in the communication with supporters.

The collected data is also made available to scientists for further analysis, for example to determine exact figures on the biomass or plant health status in each case.

Having highly detailed data is the only way to provide reliable information about the project region in the long term. This additional information is unique in this field so far.

Which drone does Quantum-Systems use in the projects with Wilderness International?

Quantum-Systems supported Wilderness International during this mission – and will for future ones – with equipment and technical expertise. The equipment is composed of the drone platform Trinity F90+ itself plus various cameras and sensors that are individually integrated into the drone and are easily exchangeable.

Every Trinity F90+ sold makes its contribution to protecting unique wilderness.
Quantum-Systems cooperation with Wilderness does not stop there but continues. As inhabitants of the earth, we consume nature every day and leave traces on the earth through our activities. According to the current state of science, this so-called ecological footprint can be measured most tangibly in terms of CO₂ equivalents. It can be compensated for by preserving intact natural areas. For example, the trees in the temperate rainforests of Canada and Peru are world champions in CO₂ sinking and sequestration.

We have not yet calculated the precise CO₂ footprint of our company, but nevertheless our company will assume responsibility for its consumption of nature from 2021. By protecting primary native forest in Peru together with the Wilderness International Foundation, we are offsetting part of our CO₂ footprint.

From December 2021 on, with the sale of each Trinity F90+ we protect and area of 64m² in the Peruvian rainforest and give back to nature.

An area of 64m² rain forest in Peru sequesters 3.84 t of CO2 in its biomass. This is equivalent to:

Projectors

Smartphones

Refrigerators

Protect Your Piece of Rainforest

Say thank you to nature for everything it provides us with – protect your own piece of rainforest in Canada or Peru!
For your donation, you will receive a personalized certificate with the geo-coordinates of your protected forest.

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About Quantum-Systems

Quantum-Systems GmbH develops and deploys small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) for the geospatial community (commercial product line) and the defense, security, and intelligence community (governmental product line), providing unprecedented data quality, efficiency, and operational usability.
The fully autonomous sUAS with AI edge computing capabilities enable its users to capitalize on the emerging megatrend of autonomous sUAS data acquisition solutions that will open entirely new markets and applications. All Quantum Systems sUAS combine eVTOL (electrical vertical take-off and landing) capabilities with long-range utilizing electrical and aerodynamic efficiency.

The continuous integration of state-of-the-art sensors into the systems allows for increased aerial data intelligence. Quantum-Systems was founded in 2015 and is headquartered at Special Airport Oberpfaffenhofen, 20 km west of Munich.

About Wilderness International

Wilderness International is a non-profit foundation based in Germany and Canada. Its goal is the protection of unique intact natural areas worldwide. Now the focus is on wilderness areas in the temperate rainforest in Peru and on the west coast of Canada.

There, the foundation holds legal title to the land which ensures that it is protected permanently for the future. The land purchases are refinanced through donations.
Donors receive a personalized certificate with the exact geo-coordinates of their protected forest area. Wilderness International leaves the areas as they are, as unique ecosystems undisturbed by human impact. Thus, ancient trees, habitats and biodiversity are preserved forever.

Get an overview and learn more about our innovative products in the Quantum-Systems product brochure.

 

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Quantum-Systems is ISO 9001 certified!

Quantum-Systems is ISO 9001 certified!

We have met the requirements of a quality management system according to ISO 9001:2015 and are now officially certified.

​We are now ISO 9001 certified and can now officially demonstrate that we stand for continuous quality. Our claim is to maintain and permanently expand our high standard. The ISO certification confirms that we are on the right track.

The ISO 9001 standard is an international standard for quality management systems. It is the most widely used and most important standard in quality management. The focus is on optimizing processes in order to improve performance within the company and to meet customer requirements in the best possible way.

Companies only receive a certification if they can demonstrate certain processes and documentation in their daily operations. We have now been able to have LL-C confirm that we meet the requirements of the standard and, following a review, have been awarded certification. We are very pleased about this and will continue to work hard to satisfy our customers in the best possible way.

This was the first step towards EN 9100 certification in 2022.

Recent news

Quantum-Systems expands into North America to meet growing sales of the Vector VTOL drone

Quantum-Systems expands into North America to meet growing sales of the Vector VTOL drone

​Quantum-Systems and Auterion see increased demand for standardized VTOL drones in the U.S. leading to the establishment of Quantum-Systems Inc.

Moorpark (Calif.), and Munich, and Zurich  – November 2, 2021Quantum-Systems, innovative developer, designer, and producer of advanced eVTOL UAVs announced today the formation of a facility in the U.S. to meet the growing demand of Quantum-Systems products among U.S. defense and security customers, effective January 1, 2022.

Quantum-Systems VTOL drones Vector and Scorpion are powered by Auterion, the company building the connected drone operating system. In early 2020, Quantum-Systems partnered with Auterion Government Solutions (Auterion GS) to bring Vector, a 2-in-1 vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drone, into the U.S. defense and security markets. With the initial market entry being a huge success, Quantum-Systems is expanding its operations to scale North American-based production and meet the increased interest within the U.S. government, including the military, defense and public security sectors, such as Special Operations Forces (SOF), as well as Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

As part of the expansion, David Sharpin will join Quantum-Systems Inc. as the CEO of their new U.S. subsidiary. Over the past 18 months, Sharpin has represented Auterion in the United States, being the primary contact for all U.S. Government procurement programs evaluating the Quantum-Systems drones equipped with the Auterion operating system.

The Auterion team has done a fantastic job of taking our lineup to market in North America. Moving to the U.S. is a logical next step for Quantum-Systems to grow as a global sUAS provider, attracting the best talent and moving closer to our biggest customers. Our focus in the first months will be to ramp up our U.S. production capabilities to be able to serve our customers directly from California.

Florian Seibel

CEO and Co-founder of Quantum-Systems, Quantum-Systems GmbH

This is the fulfillment of a plan which we have put in place over the last 18 months. I have been blessed to work with Dr. Lorenz Meier who is standing up the U.S. business for Auterion here in the United States. This is changing the way drone systems are developed, produced and operated by government and commercial customers. I look forward to my new role working with Florian Seibel and the Quantum-Systems team to provide a family of eVTOLs to the U.S. market.

David Sharpin

CEO, Quantum-Systems Inc.

The establishment of U.S.-based Quantum-Systems Inc. allows Auterion GS to focus on the common control infrastructure, including products like Skynav or QGC Gov that enable the government customer to deploy autonomous systems at scale.

With our work with the Department of Defense on software and standardization projects continuing to ramp up, Quantum-Systems’ move into the U.S. has come at the perfect time. By taking the initial go-to-market lead for Quantum-Systems products into the U.S. in early 2020, we are positioned to quickly gain a foothold in the market for an Auterion-powered vehicle. It’s exciting to see Quantum-Systems executing on their global growth strategy and accelerating the use of the Quantum-Systems platforms, with the Auterion OS onboard and compliant with the U.S. DOD Blue sUAS Architecture and RAS-A government standard.

Lorenz Meier

CEO, Auterion

About Auterion

Auterion is building the world’s leading operating system for drones so enterprise and government users can better capture data and carry out high-risk work remotely. The platform based on open-source standards gives operators greater choice, flexibility, and assurance, to improve their drone workflows, from mapping to inspection, cargo, and ISR. With 70+ employees across offices in California, Switzerland, and Germany, Auterion’s global customer base includes GE Aviation, Quantum-Systems, Freefly Systems, Avy, Watts Innovations, and the U.S. Government. Learn more at www.auterion.com.

Press Contact:

Ben Simmen, ben@auterion.com, +41 78 207 38 04

About Quantum-Systems GmbH

Quantum-Systems develops and deploys small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) for the geospatial community (commercial product line) and the defense, security, and intelligence community (governmental product line), providing unprecedented data quality, efficiency, and operational usability. The fully autonomous sUAS with AI edge computing capabilities, enable its users to capitalize on the emerging mega trend of autonomous sUAS data acquisition solutions that will open entirely new markets and applications. All Quantum-Systems sUAS combine eVTOL (electrical vertical take-off and landing) capabilities with long-range utilizing electrical and aerodynamic efficiency. The continuous integration of state-of-the-art sensors into the systems allows for increased aerial data intelligence. For more information: www.quantum-systems.com

Press Contact:

 

Claudia Steinhoff, csteinhoff@quantum-systems.com, +49 8105 24 150 64

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