UMC-R10C + RedEdge-MX Double Payload

UMC-R10C + RedEdge-MX Double Payload

APS-C​ 20.1 MP camera & 5 spectral band sensor

Sony UMC + RedEdge-MX Double Paylaod

  • Orthophoto & DEM
  • point clouds & 3D models
  • 2.66cm/px & 2.1cm/px @ 100m altitude
  • 16 mm & 20 mm lens option
  • multispectral data for vegetation analysis
  • 1 flight => orthophoto (5bands) & DEM & point cloud
  • various indices for plant stress and health analysis
Sony UMC+RedEdge-MX

Thanks to the large payload capacity, a combination of a high-res RGB camera and a multispectral camera is available. This results in completely new possibilities that save time and money.

This double payload combines the sophisticated Sony UMC R10C RGB camera with the MicaSense RedEdge-MX multispectral camera.

 

 

Camera integration done right – easily exchangeable and accessible

UMC/ RedEdge-MX Payload Sample Data

Flight time: 27 min
Area: ~32 ha
DEM – Sony UMC: 11,0 cm
DEM – RedEdge: 28,4 cm
GSD Ortho Sony: 2,75 cm
GSD Ortho RedEdge: 7,11 cm
Pictures:
Sony: 917
RedEdge: 5040 (1008 exposures x 5 bands)

Download size: 15.5 GB

PPK 100% supported for all our payload integrations

Unlike other available mapping solutions, we are proud to offer our own PPK solution for all available sensor payloads!

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.

iBase is an entry level 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. This saves time and money! Furthermore, individual PPK modifications are also possible thanks to vertical integration. Simply contact us in this regard.

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No belly landings

Rough landings should be avoided at any time. We unconditionally rely on vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) to guarantee smooth landings and therefore a long service life. The landing gear additionally supports the safety of the components by offering additional flex.

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Easy payload swapping

Payloads can easily be swapped in seconds. No tools are required and the sensors are highly integrated to support the pilots’ mission planning.

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Easy access to your data

Access to the recorded data is uncomplicated via external card slots. If more sophisticated storage solutions are necessary, our payload compartment provides enough space for this option. 

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Payload damping

All cameras are damped against in-flight vibrations to guarantee highest image quality.

All payloads are ready to fly! It takes just a few simple steps to switch between our extensive payload portfolio.

MicaSense Altum

MicaSense Altum

5 spectral bands & thermal infrared sensor

MicaSense Altum Payload

  • RGB data with 4.31cm/px @100m altitude
  • multispectral data + thermal layer for enhanced analysis
  • 1 flight => orthophoto (6bands) & DEM & point cloud
  • various indices for plant stress and health analysis
Micasense Altum

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.

  • completely pre-assembled payload, ready to fly
  • easily accessible memory card from the outside
  • The Calibrated Reflectance Panel and DLS2 sensor are available separately.

The Altum requires a light sensor (DLS2). This sensor has to be mounted on the top of the main body of the UAV. Each TrinityF90Plus can be retrofitted with this senor by the customer. A modified version can be ordered separately.

Camera integration done right – easily exchangeable and accessible

Altum Payload Sample Data

  • Flight time: 28 min
  • Area: ~80ha (197 acres)
  • DEM: 17.5 cm/px
  • Pictures: 6810 (1135‬ exposures x 6 bands)
  • GSD: 4.36 cm/px

Download size: 24.2 GB

PPK 100% supported for all our payload integrations

Unlike other available mapping solutions, we are proud to offer our own PPK solution for all available sensor payloads!

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.

iBase is an entry level 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. This saves time and money! Furthermore, individual PPK modifications are also possible thanks to vertical integration. Simply contact us in this regard.

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No belly landings

Rough landings should be avoided at any time. We unconditionally rely on vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) to guarantee smooth landings and therefore a long service life. The landing gear additionally supports the safety of the components by offering additional flex.

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Easy payload swapping

Payloads can easily be swapped in seconds. No tools are required and the sensors are highly integrated to support the pilots’ mission planning.

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Easy access to your data

Access to the recorded data is uncomplicated via external card slots. If more sophisticated storage solutions are necessary, our payload compartment provides enough space for this option. 

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Payload damping

All cameras are damped against in-flight vibrations to guarantee highest image quality.

Sony UMC-R10C

Sony UMC-R10C

20.1 Megapixel RGB Sensor for the Trinity F90+ UAV

Sony UMC-R10C 

  • Orthophoto & DEM
  • Point clouds & 3D models
  • 2.66cm/px @ 100m altitude
  • 16 mm lens
Sony UMC

The Sony UMC-R10C 20.1MP camera is used throughout the mapping industry. This camera is ideal for capturing high-quality images to create maps or 3D models. This can be done even in low light conditions thanks to the large APS-C image sensor.

The global shutter allows us to capture images without creating unwanted rolling shutter effects.

Thanks to the small form factor of the UMC R10C, it can be combined with other sensors in our drones to cover completely new application scenarios. This allows you to collect more data in less time and save money!

Camera integration done right – easily exchangeable and accessible

Sample data information:

  • Altitude: 100m

  • Overlap forward/side: 80/75

  • Image count: 754

  • GSD: 2.66cm/px

    Download size: 5,96 GB

 

PPK 100% supported for all our payload integrations

Unlike other available mapping solutions, we are proud to offer our own PPK solution for all available sensor payloads!

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.

iBase is an entry level 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. This saves time and money! Furthermore, individual PPK modifications are also possible thanks to vertical integration. Simply contact us in this regard.

R

No belly landings

Rough landings should be avoided at any time. We unconditionally rely on vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) to guarantee smooth landings and therefore a long service life. The landing gear additionally supports the safety of the components by offering additional flex.

R

Easy payload swapping

Payloads can easily be swapped in seconds. No tools are required and the sensors are highly integrated to support the pilots’ mission planning.

R

Easy access to your data

Access to the recorded data is uncomplicated via external card slots. If more sophisticated storage solutions are necessary, our payload compartment provides enough space for this option. 

R

Payload damping

All cameras are damped against in-flight vibrations to guarantee highest image quality.

Sony RX1R II

Sony RX1R II

42.4 Megapixel RGB Sensor for the Trinity F90+ UAV

Sony RX1R II Payload

  • Orthophoto & DEM
  • point clouds & 3D models
  • 1.29cm/px @ 100m altitude
Sony RX1RII

Thanks to the 35 mm CMOS sensor with 42.4 megapixels, the Sony RX1RII is ideal for all applications where the highest requirements are placed on the images.

Especially in the field of DEM & orthophoto as well as high-resolution point clouds and detailed 3D models are a breeze with the images taken by the Sony RX1RII.

GSD values in the range of 1.29cm/px @ 100m altitude are possible!

All payloads are ready to fly! It takes just a few simple steps to switch between our extensive payload portfolio.

Camera integration done right – easily exchangeable and accessible

Sample data information:

  • Flight time: 38min
  • Area: 66ha
  • Battery usage: 33%
  • Average flight altitude: 137m (special permit)
  • Pictures taken: 1300
  • GSD: 1.8cm/px
  • Accuracy of checkpoints (X, Y, Z) in cm: 0,56   0,59   1,28

    Download size: 57,4 GB

 

PPK 100% supported for all our payload integrations

Unlike other available mapping solutions, we are proud to offer our own PPK solution for all available sensor payloads!

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.

iBase is an entry level 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. This saves time and money! Furthermore, individual PPK modifications are also possible thanks to vertical integration. Simply contact us in this regard.

R

No belly landings

Rough landings should be avoided at any time. We unconditionally rely on vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) to guarantee smooth landings and therefore a long service life. The landing gear additionally supports the safety of the components by offering additional flex.

R

Easy payload swapping

Payloads can easily be swapped in seconds. No tools are required and the sensors are highly integrated to support the pilots’ mission planning.

R

Easy access to your data

Access to the recorded data is uncomplicated via external card slots. If more sophisticated storage solutions are necessary, our payload compartment provides enough space for this option. 

R

Payload damping

All cameras are damped against in-flight vibrations to guarantee highest image quality.

Use Case_Counting over 4,000 Pelican Nests in 30 Minutes on Queen Bess Island, Louisiana, USA

Use Case_Counting over 4,000 Pelican Nests in 30 Minutes on Queen Bess Island, Louisiana, USA

Use Case - Counting Over 4,000 Pelican Nests in 30 Minutes on Queen Bess Island, Louisiana, USA

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

The setting

The goal of the mission was to automate the process of counting pelican nests on Queen Bess Island, Louisiana, USA.

The Trinity F90+ drone was used to map the island off of coastal Louisiana that is critically important for brown pelicans, and other seabird, nesting. Traditional surveys at the islands are done on foot and with airplanes, but the Nelson Ecosystem Lab at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette wanted to apply new count methods and automate the counting process. The Trinity platform allows the researchers to access these remote islands and count the pelican nests while avoiding disturbing these delicate habitats.

 

The individual mission challenges were:

  • Flying at an altitude that avoids any disturbance to the birds and achieve a pixel size of less than 2.5 cm.
  • Mapping the entire island, about 17 ha, creating a mosaic in Pix4D
  • Counting nests using object-based image analysis in eCognition and pairing it with on the ground survival and breeding information from other bird researchers

Use Case Location

The story of pelicans and Queen Bess Island

The island was recently restored by the State of Louisiana because it was rapidly eroding. Louisiana loses lots of marshes each year, but this island is very important for pelicans (the official state bird) and supports 15-20% of all nests in the entire state. The restoration project was a big deal and cost about 19 million USD funded by BP oil spill money.

6,600 pelican nests were estimated in 2018 when only 2 out of 15 hectares were habitable for nesting, prior to restoration. Most of the island was becoming open water and limiting the nesting area. Sand was pumped in, rock barriers installed, and new vegetation planted to keep the island in place. Restoration is an important research topic in Louisiana because it occurs on such a large, coast wide scale, and it is difficult to predict how animals might respond to construction.

 

 

Drones combined with object-based image analysis are the tools of choice for counting pelican nests

Officials were excited to see pelicans using the island earlier in spring 2020 which made The University of Louisiana decide it was a priority for a drone survey. Ph.D. James Nelson and J. Mason Harris from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Department of Biology, chose a Quantum-Systems Trinity F90+ drone with Sony UMC Camera to count nests using object-based image analysis in eCognition. They came up with 4,320 nests on their first count. J. Nelson and J. Harris were working with pelican researchers to examine and double-check the numbers.

“The Trinity’s speed and accuracy is simply not matched by any other UAS platform we have ever worked with.”

James Nelson Ph.D.

Endowed Professor of Environmental Biology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Department of Biology

The mission was a success because of proper planning, execution, and minimal disturbance to wildlife. The UAV’s mapping capabilities allowed the researchers to study the site quickly and more effectively. The real value of the data is how it can be paired with on the ground survival and breeding information from other bird researchers to test small-scale patterns over the entire island using drone surveying.

The object-based image analysis approach helped make the counts more efficient. Nests were outlined very well using eCognition’s segmentation algorithms. After figuring out the appropriate scale and parameters, John M. Harris was able to effectively delineate nests from other objects and identify them based on spectral and geometric features. Since some nesting areas were more densely populated than others, he had to use multiple rounds of segmentation and classification. The object-based approach increased accuracy because different sections of the island could be classified using slightly different methods.

Contact:

James Nelson Ph.D.

Endowed Professor of Environmental Biology

Department of Biology
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
PO Box 43602
Lafayette, LA 70504

J. Mason Harris

Sea Grant Graduate Research Scholar

Ecosystems Ecology Lab
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Facts & Figures

Altitude:
80 m AGL | 262.5 ft

Flight time:
30 min

Resolution

GSD:
2.5 cm | 0.98 inch

Camera

Camera:
Sony UMC-R10C

Area

Area:
17,4 ha | 43 acres

Wind

Wind:
5 m/s | 9.7 kn

Pictures taken

Pictures:
1302

Overlap

Overlap:
Side 80 %
Forward 60 %

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