Introducing the NEW Trinity F9 VTOL with PPK for mapping

Introducing the NEW Trinity F9

Improved specifications such as PPK, live air traffic (ADS-B) and collision lights combined with an unrivaled price make the Trinity F9 the most attractive bundle on the current market!

Key features of the Trinity F9

PPK (Including Quantum-PPK iBase Station)

Allows you to reduce typical GNSS geotagging errors of several meters down to 2 – 5 cm via auxiliary GNSS data collection in flight. Better accuracy with dramatically reduced additional costs!

LIVE-AIR-TRAFFIC

Now it is possible to automatically integrate Live-Air-Traffic-Info into QBase when the pingUSB dongle is connected. This solution is the world’s smallest, lightest and most affordable USB dual-band ADS-B receiver. The pingUSB provides high-quality tracking data for use with software such as Virtual Radar Server and services including ADS-B Exchange.

ANTI-COLLISION-LIGHTS

The Trinity F9 UAV has integrated flashing anti-collision and position lights.

QUANTUM-SYSTEMS ABOUT PPK & RTK

 

PPK and RTK (post-processing kinematics and real-time kinematics) are the algorithms that allow the user to cancel most of GNSS errors via processing data from two receivers that are close enough to each other. 

They share the same common errors for most error sources such as ionospheric and tropospheric influence on the signal transmission, satellites ephemeris and clock errors. 

As is clear from the names, RTK is performed in real time, PPK – in post-processing.

 

When properly applied, these algorithms reduce positioning errors from several meters (typical for standalone GNSS receivers) down to several centimeters.

 

The Quantum Systems current approach of choice is PPK:

 

  • The base station on the ground must be deployed and georeferenced (if high absolute precision is required) for RTK, PPK can make use of already pre-deployed continuously operating reference stations (a dense enough network of these exists e.g. in USA, Europe, Australia, Japan). If you operate with your own reference station, the data can be logged and used in post processing just as well.
  • The real-time corrections transfer from the ground station adds additional complexity to the system for RTK, and thus reduces reliability.
  • The so called forward-backward processing is possible in post-processing, which raises the precise positioning reliability.
  • With our QBase mission planning software we have created a simple and straightforward process of applying PPK to your mission data. The UI enables you to choose different sources of PPK reference data to optimize your results.