SCORPION™

The 2in1 Vertical Take-off Reconnaissance UAV

The next Generation

of eVTOL UAVs

It is not only the optics that the Scorpion has in common with its animal fellow. Like the Vector it is also optimized for use in adverse conditions with extreme temperatures.

The centerpiece is identical to the fixed-wing Vector UAV housing gimbal, autopilot and data link. The larger propellers and motors of Scorpion make it a state of the art tri-copter with live video data link for various mission scenarios.

The Scorpion impresses with the same HD data link with an operating range of up to 15+ km.

As a tri-copter it is ideal for smaller-scale and stationary use, for example in densely built-up areas. With a flight time of 45 minutes, it can cover a wide range of applications.

Coming with the built in 2in1 ability to always convert back to the Vector UAV, the Scorpion’s core features are:

 

  • State of the art Tri-Copter UAV
  • 0-15 m/s flight speed
  • Up to 45 min flight time

eVTOL UAV with extended flight time

Intuitive planning and execution

AES-Encrypted mesh ip data link

The 2in1 System - The best of both worlds

The 2in1 System - The best of both worlds

The features in detail


Detachable gimbal

HD Gimbal Scorpion UAV

Shock absorbing Landing Gear

Shock absorbing landing gear

Heated batteries for cold temperature operations

  • 4x redundant lithium ion batteries
  • UN 38.3 certified
  • each <100 Wh
Heated batteries for cold temperatures

Mesh IP encrypted data link with a range of 15+ km


Mesh IP encrypted data link

Rain & dust protected airspeed sensor

Rain & Dust protected airspeed sensor

highly efficient, quiet propellers


high efficiency propellers

Payload quick lock


Payload quick lock

Sophisticated cooling system for data link & electronics


Quick lock


Quick Lock Scorpion UAV

QBASE 3D – C2 MISSION SOFTWARE

Thanks to QBase 3D, all mission relevant steps from planning to execution can be carried out intuitively by a single person. QBase 3D automatically generates efficient flight paths after the flight area and the mission parameters have been defined with a few clicks. It is also possible to launch Vector or Scorpion without having planned a mission beforehand in order to be operational quickly.

Our self-developed software allows you to dynamically adjust the mission in flight to mark targets on the map or in video before, during or after the mission, to show or detect critical points.

QBase 3D records the full mission on the GCS (including video and aircraft data) and replays it at any time, while recording is continued. The software supports the operator with warnings when the aircraft is about to exceed its limits. Overwriting them is always possible if the mission requires it – Just fly.

GCS USER INTERFACE

The included ground control station (GCS) is a high-performance x86 based PC in a rugged case with haptic control elements and touch screen functionality.

The display is anti-reflective and guarantees optimum sharpness of detail even under the most adverse lighting conditions. Thanks to a resistive screen, interaction in rain or with gloves is possible.

GIMBAL PAYLOAD – INTELLIGENCE IN THE SKY

In order to provide relevant intelligence for better decision making we integrate high value sensors with powerful optics while keeping size and weight at a minimum. The result is state of the art stability combined with unmatched robustness.

Thanks to its modular concept, the front section of Vector & Scorpion can be equipped with different payloads.

There are currently three payload variants available:

  • Vector/Scorpion gimbal EO/IR: 10x optical zoom , 720p EO video, 480p IR video, laser illuminator; IR laser ranger
  • Scorpion gimbal EO: 30x optical zoom, 720p EO video
  • Vector/Scorpion: tactical mapping with a 21 MP Sony UMC10

 

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All sensor changes are done by simply exchanging the complete payload bay in a matter of seconds. No tools required.

Observing targets at day and night with IR capability (EO/IR option) gives you all the flexibility needed. Reading license plates at up to 700m distance with EO 30x zoom option or marking targets at night with IR illuminator (laser option) increase your operational success.

 

Quantum-Systems is continually working to increase the number of compatible sensors. As the Vector and Scorpion user family grows there will be an ever increasing array of innovative and custom sensors available. Chemical detection, ground penetrating low energy radar, LiDAR or LTE-cell are some we are working on in the future. The message is: the versatility of your platform will grow over time.

MESH IP ENCRYPTED DATA LINK

Radio communication, which meets the requirements of modern applications, especially in the military sector, today requires more range, data throughput and reliability than ever before. Self-healing, digital link management and automatic rerouting are no longer just options. They are a must. That is why Quantum-Systems uses a state of the art encrypted mesh IP link which delivers unprecedented performance never seen before in challenging environments.

The data link hardware consists of a robust handheld unit on the ground and an OEM module onboard the UAV. Sector antennas can boost the range to 25+ km. No tracking antenna or moving parts are necessary.

This setup enables an 128/256 bit AES encrypted 10+Mbit data stream and up to 25+ km (sector antennas) video and command & control range.

The hardware is optimized for tactical applications and comes in rugged, IP 67 rated casings. It uses sophisticated MIMO mesh network technology. The data link control is fully integrated ino QBase 3D including link and power management.

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Technical specifications:

  • Selectable channel bandwidth: 5, 10, 20 MHz[
  • Different frequencies from 400 MHz – 6 GHz available
  • Encryption: DES56, AES/GCM 128/256
  • Data rate: up to 100 Mbps (adaptive)
  • Output power: 1mW – 4W (up to 8W with sector antennas)
  • Latency: 7ms average (20MHz BW)
  • Sensitivity: -99 dBm @ 5MHz BW
  • Battery life: Up to 12h (for handheld)
  • IP 67 housing


TRANSPORT CASE & BACKPACK

When disassembled, Scorpion and Vector can be transported comfortably and safely by one person. Only a few steps are required to get the systems ready for use.

As standard, the transport case has external dimensions of 850x470x280 mm. It is IP67 (submersible and floating) certified and therefore suitable for the most adverse conditions. As an option, it is also possible to use the all-terrain backpack.

Made for Professional UAV Mission Scenarios

ISR and Security Applications

Vector and Scorpion deliver relevant and timely information from the sky and support decision making in intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR) and other security applications such as

  • Search and Rescue
  • Criminal pursuit
  • Convoy protection
  • Battlefield monitoring
  • Border patrol
  • Traffic investigation
  • Harbour, facility and asset protection

All of our systems are available in an ITAR free version – Just fly.

Technical Specs SCORPION UAV

Max. Take-off Weight< 5kg
Max. Flight Time45 minutes
Command and Control Range15+ km (handheld unit); 25+ km (sector antennas)
PayloadGimbal EO 800g & Gimbal EO/IR 550g
Cruise Speed0 – 15 m/s
Wind Resistance max. 10 m/s
Wingspan0.85 m
Transport Case Dimension0.85 x 0.47 x .028 m
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