VECTOR - The 2in1 Vertical Take-off Reconnaissance UAV - Quantum-Systems

VECTOR™

The 2in1 Vertical Take-off Reconnaissance UAV

The next Generation

of eVTOL fixed-wing UAVs

The mathematical definition of a vector fits very well for the latest UAV from Quantum-Systems. It can point into any direction: upward, forward or down. That’s exactly what Vector  from Quantum-Systems is capable to do. Vertical take-off. Energy efficient long range fixed wing flight and back to a vertical landing. All automatic, no pilot or operator input needed – Just fly.

VECTOR – The 2in1 vertical take-off reconnaissance UAV

Flexible and enduring, the Vector provides flight and surveillance characteristics to military and security forces that are exceeding performance of current tactical UAV platforms in service all over the world. It is a military grade UAV System built to last and bring capabilities to the battlefield not available as of today.

The ability to operate in the most difficult terrain (VTOL) combined with extremely low noise emission (motor off silent mode) makes the Vector the perfect UAV for a wide range of military and security applications.

A military encrypted mesh IP link sends video streams up to a range of 15+ km. A flight time of up to 120 minutes speaks for itself. All combined in a compact and robust electric VTOL UAV.

The 2in1 System design opens up further applications with the “Scorpion” configuration – By removing the wings and attaching a separate set of copter arms a dedicated multi copter platform becomes available for an even wider variety of mission applications. Either use a VTOL fixed-wing or a conventional copter – in both cases you only need one system to train on and to deploy it on site.

eVTOL UAV with extended flight time

Intuitive planning and execution

AES-Encrypted mesh ip data link

VECTOR

Fixed-Wing Design

The 2in1 System - The best of both worlds

The 2in1 System - The best of both worlds

The features in detail


Shock absorbing Landing Gear

Shock absorbing LAnding Gear

Rain & dust protected airspeed sensor

Speed Sensor

Payload quick lock


Quick Lock Technology

Heated batteries for cold temperature operations

  • 4x redundant lithium ion batteries
  • UN 38.1 certified
  • each <100 Wh
Li-Ion Batteries

AES-Encrypted Data Link 15+ km


AES-encrypted Data Link

Detachable gimbal


HD EO & IR Gimbal Options

Highly efficient cruise propeller


Highly efficient cruise propeller

Highly efficient hover propellers

(In cruise mode)
propeller in cruise mode

Quick Locks for Easy Setup


Elevator Quick Lock

Quick Lock


CAN Bus actuators


Sophisticated cooling system for data link & electronics


Kevlar reinforced airframe


Quick Lock

Quick Lock Wing Setup

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 VECTOR UAV

Max. Take-off Weight< 6 kg
Max. Flight Time120 minutes
Command and Control Range15+ km (handheld unit); 25+ km (sector antennas)
PayloadGimbal EO/IR 550g
Cruise Speed15 – 25 m/s
Wind Resistance max. 12 m/s
Wingspan2.80 m
Transport Case Dimension0.85 x 0.47 x .028 m

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