Quantum-Systems offers the MicaSense Dual Camera System for the Trinity F90+ fixed-wing UAV

By integrating two five-band cameras, the RedEdge-MX and the new RedEdge-MX Blue, the Dual Camera System enables the most advanced remote sensing and vegetation research applications.

Quantum-Systems offers the MicaSense Dual Camera System for the Trinity F90+ fixed-wing UAV
Quantum-Systems offers the MicaSense Dual Camera System for the Trinity F90+ fixed-wing UAV

Quantum-Systems offers the MicaSense Dual Camera System for the Trinity F90+ fixed-wing UAV

As a manufacturer of advanced VTOL UAV systems for high-precision surveying tasks in the professional field it is also in our interest to offer our customers the best possible sensors in combination with our UAV systems. It is, therefore, our pleasure to offer customers the brand-new Dual Camera System from MicaSense as a payload option for our Trinity F90+ UAV. 

MicaSense Dual Camera Imaging System: Double the spectral resolution with half the hassle in one payload.

By integrating two five-band cameras, the RedEdge-MX and the new RedEdge-MX Blue, the Dual Camera System enables the most advanced remote sensing and vegetation research applications. This camera option completes the available portfolio of camera payloads for professional users of Quantum-Systems drones.

RGB and multispectral sensors have been available since the initial release. In addition, the high payload of the TrinityF90+ allows RGB and multispectral sensors to be combined with the RedEdge-MX and Sony UMC-R10C camera to cover even more advanced scenarios from professional users.

With MicaSense Altum, our customers have long had a highly integrated multispectral sensor at their disposal. Consisting of a radiometric thermal camera and five high-resolution narrow bands, Altum produces advanced thermal, multispectral and high-resolution imagery in one flight for advanced analytics.

Based on the already integrated sensors and the flexibility of Quantum-Systems’ UAVs, the integration of the new Dual Camera System consisting was achieved in record time!

“While all of our sensors produce repeatable outputs with optimized GSD, the additional spectral information captured by the Dual Camera System makes it especially suited for AI/Machine Learning workflows. Now, integrated with the Trinity F90+, the combined solution offers customers the utmost capability in plant canopy analysis and classification tasks over large areas,” Justin McAllister, CTO of MicaSense.

Up to now, the use of this dual sensor has been reserved exclusively for multicopters. The integration into a small fixed-wing UAV opens up completely new possibilities in terms of range and ideally saves a lot of time through a completely integrated PPK process.

PPK 100% supported for all payload integrations with no added cost

Unlike other available mapping solutions, we are proud to offer our own PPK solution for all available sensor payloads including the Dual Camera System. Thanks to this seamless integration there is no need to deal with third-party solutions in the PPK area – a big advantage!

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. Combined with the broad coverage capabilities and user-friendly handling the time and money saved is a huge benefit!

iBase is an all in one 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. Furthermore, individual PPK modifications are also possible thanks to vertical integration. Simply contact us in this regard.

Compatible with all TrinityF90+ UAVs

To take advantage of the new payload, no technical changes to already delivered TrinityF90+ are necessary. A corresponding update for QBase3D will be available before the planned launch at the end of May 2020.

The MicaSense Dual Camera System is available for order end of May through Quantum-Systems partners around the world.