FairFleet and Quantum-Systems partner to boost professional drone solutions.

FairFleet and Quantum-Systems partner to boost professional drone solutions.

FairFleet and Quantum-Systems, leading manufacturer of VTOL drone systems, recently signed a partnership agreement to increase the usage of VTOL systems within the global FairFleet pilot network, to meet the increased client needs.

With Quantum-Systems’ VTOL drone Trinity F90+ and FairFleet processing capabilities as joined force a complete aerial surveying solution can be offered — highly efficient aerial data collection, to postprocessing and analysis.

Through this exciting partnership, FairFleet now endorses Quantum-Systems’ Trinity F90+ as the preferred fixed-wing drone for large-scale projects where conventional copter UAVs lack the required endurance to perform the job efficiently.

Customers with large projects in real estate management, insurance or industrial inspections, will now be able to rely on over 3000 certified FairFleet pilots who will have better access to the Trinity F90+ as the right tool to efficiently and safely capture the necessary data.

The agreement includes a commitment of Quantum-Systems to offer complete drone mapping kits for registered FairFleet pilots. FairFleet will encourage professional pilots globally to the preferred use of Quantum-System hardware. In addition, FairFleet will support Quantum in the further development of hardware and equipment directly from the field. Direct feedback from FairFleet pilots will lead to even more efficient hardware and software solutions. A win-win situation for Quantum-Systems, FairFleet and the drone economy.

FairFleet will offer Quantum-Systems products through their existing pilot database

We’re thrilled to officially partner with Quantum-Systems and make a fixed-wing VTOL drone available to our pilot base. We’re looking forward to deepening this partnership and continue to develop industry solutions for our clients, making professional drone services and data analysis even more accessible for everyone! The entire drone economy will benefit from this great partnership between a leading hardware manufacturer and a leading solution provider.

Alexander Engelfried

Co-founder & Managing Director, FairFleet

The partnership with FairFleet enables thousands of pilots worldwide to use our products and learn about the advantages they offer. We are sure that we can contribute to more efficient use of drone technology in many projects. Together, Quantum-Systems and FairFleet can offer a complete ecosystem of hardware, software and services and we are very excited to see the results of this cooperation.

Florian Seibel

CEO, Quantum-Systems GmbH

In response to the growing demand for VTOL fixed-wing combined technology, FairFleet chose Quantum-Systems as a partner, due to many of its outstanding features, including proven results, ease of use and longevity. VTOL technology offers the unique ability to fly as efficiently as a fixed-wing airplane but allow for the easy vertical take-off and landing like a multi-rotor drone. No runway and no extra equipment are needed for take-off or landing. This means reduced harm to the sUAS and sensors for an extended product life as well as maximum safety for the pilot/operator.

FairFleet will support Quantum-Systems in the development and in field testing of new hardware, systems, or flight patterns. The great experience of more than 10,000 flights in the past years will provide great value to the product development team at Quantum-Systems and to find innovative solutions to client requirements around the globe.

About FairFleet

FairFleet is a full-service provider for drone powered solutions. FairFleet offers all types of aerial data, from marketing shots to data-driven, automatically generated inspection reports for insurance and various other industries, like Real Estate, Mapping, Surveying and Energy.

FairFleet is dedicated to serve both clients and pilots – with custom business integrations to image and video post-production as well as intelligent data analytics services. Currently, their network consists of more than 3000 professional drone pilots in over 85 countries.

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Phone Number: +49 (0) 89 51919916
E-mail: press@fairfleet.com
Website: www.fairfleet.com

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 capitalise 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 utilising electrical and aerodynamic efficiency. 

The continuous integration of state-of-the-art sensors into the systems allows for increased aerial data intelligence. 

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Claudia Steinhoff, csteinhoff@quantum-systems.com, +49 8105 7709128

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.

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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.

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Advanced training for DLR staff on Vector & Scorpion UAS as part of the LiveLage Project

Advanced training for DLR staff on Vector & Scorpion UAS as part of the LiveLage Project

At the beginning of July, within the framework of the already existing cooperation between Quantum-Systems and German Aerospace Center DLR, the LiveLage Project, selected DLR employees were given further training on our Vector & Scorpion UAV systems.

Driven by requirements from emergency services, the desire arose to develop an optical system for fast, precise optical reconnaissance of large-scale damage and disaster situations that can be integrated into unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and provide this data in real-time. The LiveLage project was born:

The LiveLage Project in detail

The Security Research and Applications Department of the Institute of Optical Sensor Systems of the DLR is developing new technologies for the rapid reconnaissance of large-scale damage and disaster situations from the air. Current optical technologies are to be combined with the possibilities of new unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) such as Vector and Scorpion to enable operational support for authorities and organizations with security tasks (BOS).

Training for DLR staff on Vector & Scorpion UAS

Vector and Scorpion were selected as a carrier platform

The platforms will be used as carriers for a specially developed camera by the DLR, more specific the Institute for Optical Sensor Systems (OS). The Modular Aerial Camera System (MACS) will enable real-time tactical mapping. This development on the part of DLR runs hand in hand with the Helmholtz Innovation Lab OPTSAL, whose goal is the application-oriented testing of novel, optical technologies in combination with the UAS from Quantum-Systems.
The Optical Technologies for Situational Awareness Lab (OPTSAL) is a Helmholtz Innovation Lab at the DLR Institute for Optical Sensor Systems in Berlin/Germany.

The Duisburg fire brigade is the first fire brigade in Germany to test VTOL drones since 2018. It started with the Quantum-Systems Tron and now the Vector as a successor product.

Duisburg Fire Brigade is the first partner in Germany to test the system

The Duisburg fire brigade is taking on the role of being able to prove the system’s operational capability under real conditions. A Vector UAS will be used in combination with the MACS.

Particularly in the case of accident scenes that are difficult to reach from a traffic point of view, the overview of the situation gained in this way helps the emergency control team to coordinate the number of emergency forces, in addition to saving time through the image data transmitted via the real-time tactical mapping capabilities of the MACS.

Just recently, the special department for drone operations of the Duisburg fire brigade was our guest. Training with our Vector platform for scenarios like above was on the agenda.

Training for the UAV Team of the Duisburg Fire Brigade on Vector & Scorpion UAS

Real-time mapping is a key element for all project partners

Another cooperation partner is Drones4Good, in which DLR is involved with the setup of MACS and Quantum-Systems Vector.

Drones4Good is about the development of suitable AI methods for the rapid evaluation of MACS aerial images. For example, it should be possible to automatically detect people and damage to roads and buildings in real-time. DLR-OS employees have been part of the non-profit aid organization ISAR-Germany since 2016, and the Vector UAS and MACS are to be used to support relief efforts during international rescue missions after devastating natural disasters. There have been three joint missions so far: October 2017 in Mexico, October 2018 in Indonesia, August 2020 in Beirut

Working together as project partners to create something new

Cooperation between different institutions from the private sector, government, and research is essential to lay the groundwork for new products. The rapid development steps and willingness to take risks of the participating partners to achieve the best results as cost-effectively as possible in a short time favors agile companies like Quantum-Systems.

For example, the use of drones in disaster control and rescue operations is still in its infancy for all parties involved. There is also a need for new technology in the special and often time-critical scenarios, such as the real-time tactical mapping function of MACS. This is also the reason why the state government is interested in providing financial support and promoting the project.

As Quantum-Systems, we are proud of this partnership and hope to gain additional knowledge to further enable our UAV platforms for rescue operations!

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April 29th – Processing of Quantum-Systems Drone data Integrated in SimActive Software

April 29th – Processing of Quantum-Systems Drone data Integrated in SimActive Software

Surveying large areas with VTOL drones

SimActive and Quantum-Systems GmbH announce the successful integration of their products. Data captured with the Quantum-Systems Trinity F90+ mapping drone can be processed in SimActive’s Correlator3D software to generate DSMs, DTMs, point clouds, and orthomosaics. Data from high-precision sensors such as PPK receivers, survey-grade color, and multispectral cameras and LiDAR are all fully supported.

“The data collected by our drones can be quickly converted into highly accurate maps with SimActive software”, said Stefan Wurmser, Training Manager at Quantum-Systems. “Correlator3D can also easily handle large datasets comprising tens of thousands of images.”

Stefan joined Quantum-Systems in 2018 and is responsible for product demonstrations and training for customers. In addition to his job, Stefan is studying Applied Geoinformatics at the University of Salzburg by distance learning. His master thesis in the field of remote sensing with UAVs has been handed in and is awaiting grading.

Stefan Wurmser

Training Manager, Quantum-Systems GmbH

“The combination of Quantum-Systems’ drones with Correlator3D leads to a complete solution to survey extended areas,” said Philippe Simard, President at SimActive. “Our LiDAR workflow can also leverage their LiDAR solutions, offering users with point cloud colorization capabilities.”

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May 5th – New ways for aerial LiDAR mapping – the Qube 240 with the Trinity F90+ UAV

May 5th – New ways for aerial LiDAR mapping – the Qube 240 with the Trinity F90+ UAV

New ways for aerial LiDAR mapping – the Qube 240 with the Trinity F90+ UAV

The Quantum–Systems Qube 240 is a unique solution for the geomatics-grade LiDAR mapping industry. During the webinar, we will introduce the whole new payload integrated into Trinity F90+, talk about possible applications, and explain the entire workflow from flight planning, data processing, classification, and accuracy.

 

Graduating in 1996 from the University of Eichstätt, Martin counts more than 20 years of experience in the geospatial industry and is an expert in remote sensing, GIS and geomorphology. Since 2017, Martin’s role at Quantum-Systems is to lead the company’s global reseller network into the future as Senior Global Sales Manager.

Martin Herkommer

Senior Global Sales Manager, Quantum-Systems GmbH

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