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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QBase 3D Release v2.3.24

QBase 3D Release v2.3.24

New QBase 3D Version now available for all pilots!

Munich, Germany – 30th March 2021 – Quantum-Systems just released the newest version of its ground control station software QBase 3D today. This release is packed with new functionality, focusing especially on the new LIDAR payload Qube 240. The new features are:

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

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.

Planning features

Qube 240 LiDAR Sensor now supported

Support of new Qube 240 LIDAR for Trinity F90+ with a one-click calibration flight pattern and point density preview

New loiter to altitude waypoint type

This added feature makes planning easier with regards to altitude changes

Improved measure tool

The new measure tool allows line string distances and offers cursor coordinate and elevation view

New maximum takeoff altitudes for Trinity F90+ are now supported

Post-processing features

  • Horizontal and vertical accuracy now available in image geo tags and CSV file for better compatibility with Pix4D and Agisoft
  • PostProcessing Command Line Interface now supports Propeller Aero files

These are just some of the improvements we implemented

Some additional features are:

  • Criticality filter and voice warnings for ADS-B contacts
  • RINEX Exporter for iBase files
Quantum-Systems introduces geomatics grade, high-speed scanning LiDAR payload

Quantum-Systems introduces geomatics grade, high-speed scanning LiDAR payload

The Qube 240 payload is a geomatics grade LiDAR scanner for the Trinity F90+ UAV and it endures up to 60 minutes of flight time with this combination.

Gilching, Germany, February 22nd, 2021 Light Ranging and Detection (LiDAR) sensors, partly traded as the key technology of the future for autonomous driving are also the first choice for highly productive survey tasks.

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.

Qube 240 LiDAR
Qube 240 LiDAR side view with LEDs 02

A small and powerful LiDAR sensor for the Trinity F90+ UAS

The Qube 240 LiDAR sensor inherits the YellowScan Ultra Surveyor LiDAR scanner. This was the first integration into our Tron UAS platform in 2017. Advances in miniaturization and performance improvements across the board now increased range and accuracy with a significantly smaller form factor. This is impressively reflected in the cost reduction of over 50% for the overall system.

Qube 240 LiDAR

​A geomatics grade LiDAR solution from a single source

The Qube 240 LiDAR provides essential information for surveying and mapping by generating an accurate 3D image of the process environment through 240.000 distance measurements per second.
Oustanding absolute accuracy is achieved with the help of the integrated Applanix APX15 INS. One can speak of a geodetic accuracy that was previously only achievable with LiDAR Systems of the upper price segment. The easy handling and user-friendly integration will convince customers. Fast and easy processing of the raw data is an additional benefit.

The solution comes with YellowScan CloudStation software which is enclosed in an adapted variant with a 1-year subscription license.

Ideal applications for the usage on board UAVs are in the following application scenarios:

  • Power Line Surveying and Mapping
  • Forestry & Agricultural Surveying and Mapping
  • Mobile Surveying and Mapping

“The Qube 240 convinces professionals with 240,000 shots per second, for which up to three reflections are measured. The result impresses on the one hand with an extremely high point density with 50-100 points per square meter, and on the other hand with very good penetration of the vegetation. This way, the creation of digital terrain models under forest is also possible without any problems.

All in all, I do not know of any comparable solution worldwide, considering the weight, the performance, and the accuracy. We are especially pleased to be able to offer our customers a novelty for our Trinity F90+ UAS.”

Florian Seibel

CEO, Quantum-Systems GmbH

Features and availability of the Qube 240 LiDAR

The development and technical integration began in the second half of 2020 based on the cooperation with YellowScan. Which was already in years of existence. We achieved our goal to develop a geomatics-grade LiDAR sensor for our Trinity F90+ drone!

A payload with unique key data:

  • Geomatics Grade LiDAR
  • Class 1 (Eye Safe)
  • Wavelength: 905 nm
  • Maximum altitude: 140m AGL
  • Precision: 1.8-2.5 cm
  • Accuracy: < 3 cm
  • Scanner field of view: 70°
  • 240,000 shots per second
  • Point density @100m: 50-100 points/m²
  • Multi-echo technology: up to 3 echoes per shot
  • Applanix POSPacTM UAV, GNSS, and INS software for PPK
  • Qube 240 data processing software to generate survey-grade LAS Files.
Qube 240 LiDAR

“Impressive is the point density, even under vegetation and the low noise of the data. The sample data we collected so far also contains several GCPs some of which were covered with snow or are on loose ground and were measured two years ago. Nevertheless, one can see the extremely high accuracy of the system.

The balanced representation of the intensity values of the point cloud is also striking. These values are in any case better than the intensity values of comparable or even more expensive systems, like Velodyne PUK32 systems.”

Martin Herkommer

Senior Sales Manager, Quantum-Systems GmbH

About Quantum-Systems

Quantum-Systems GmbH, founded in Munich in 2015, specializes in the development, design, and production of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS).

Our sUAS combine eVTOL (electrical vertical take-off and landing) capabilities with long-range utilizing electrical and aerodynamic efficiency. We continuously integrate high precision sensors into our systems for increased aerial data intelligence. Using these methods, we are transforming decision-making processes for the professional user in both the commercial and governmental sectors.

Contact:
Claudia Steinhoff
Marketing Manager at Quantum-Systems
csteinhoff@quantum-systems.com
+49 8105 24150 64

 

About YellowScan

At YellowScan we design, develop, and build our UAV LiDAR solutions to exceed the expectations of professionals that require performance, robustness, and accuracy. Our complete hardware and software solutions are easy to use data collection tools coming with an unparalleled level of training and support from our experts.

Founded in 2012, YellowScan has customers around the world, and are used in surveying, forestry, environmental research, archaeology, industrial inspection, civil engineering, and mining sectors. Based in the South of France, we have sales and support offices around the globe.

Contact
Morgane Selve
Communication Manager at YellowScan
+33 4 11 93 14 23
morgane.selve@yellowscan-lidar.com

MicaSense RedEdge-M now availabe as a payload option for the Quantum-Systems Trinity UAV

MicaSense RedEdge-M now availabe as a payload option for the Quantum-Systems Trinity UAV

We are very pleased to announce our latest cooperation with MicaSense.

MicaSense redefines remote sensing technology and pioneers the extraction of spatial data with its sensors. Together with many years of experience in sensor technology in the UAV sector, this makes them the ideal partner for our product portfolio.

The MicaSense RedEdge-M is now available as a payload option for the Trinity!

The RedEdge-M is outstanding powerful and at the same time a very compact camera ideal for our VTOL UAVs Tron & Trinity. It simultaneously captures five narrow spectral bands and uses the change in reflectance of plants in the border between red and near infrared spectrum, the so called red-edge. The global shutter design creates distortion-free images on every platform.

With the RedEdge-M the user is not only able to determine conventional vegetation indices like NDVI, NDRE or SAVI but can also draw conclusions about crop health through the additional rededge band. That provides a more accurate measure of not just plant vigor but plant health.

With these capabilities, it provides accurate multiband data for for wide-ranging agricultural remote sensing.

RedEdge-M: Professional Multispectral Sensor Kit for the Quantum-Systems Trinity UAV:

Key features:

  • One flight, multiple outputs
  • Calibrated for precise, repeatable measurements
  • Capable of generating RGB color images aligned with 5 specific spectral bands
  • Simultaneous capture of five discrete spectral bands
  • Narrowband optical filters provide full image resolution for each band
  • The capture rate enables faster flight speeds and lower flight altitudes ideal for the Trinity UAV
  • Global shutter design for distortion-free results
  • Calibrated for precise, repeatable measurements
  • Easy accessible single SD card stores all images with geotags
  • Intuitive web-based interface accessed from any Wi-Fi capable device
  • Serial connectivity with the payload compartment for full configuration, status, and control of the camera
  • The camera is already integrated in our payload compartment and includes a Downwelling Light Sensor (DLS) which is already part of the Trinity.
  • The calibrated reflectance panel for the RedEdge-M is included in a soft case.

The RedEdge-M as payload option is now available at our resellers.

Trinity Payload Compartment Download available

Trinity Payload Compartment Download available

Quantum-Systems starts the new year with full batteries. With the Trinity giving its debut in Q1 we are now ready to offer the .stp file of our open source payload compartment for those of you interested!

Every payload option for the Trinity includes the payload compartment with a payload management board (PMB) for autopilot controlled triggering and geo-tagging. Shock absorbers increase the data quality even more!

The PMB connects the sensors to the autopilot and battery. In addition it serves as a data logger by monitoring the actual power consumption of the sensors which enables us to mix and match each trigger point with the necessary flight data.

We offer the compartment as a free download for you in order to adapt it to your application if you feel the need for it.

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