eVTOL – VECTOR™
The mathematical definition of a Vector perfectly captures 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 TAKR-OFF RECONAISSANCE UAV
Flexible and enduring, Vector provides flight and surveillance features to meet the needs of military and security forces that exceed performance of current tactical UAV platforms in service around the world. It is a military-grade UAV System built to last and bring capabilities to the battlefield not yet available today. The ability to work in the toughest terrain (VTOL) in combination with extremely low noise emission (motor off silent mode) makes Vector the ideal 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 into a compact and solid electric VTOL UAV.
The 2in1 System design opens up further applications in the “Scorpion” configuration – after 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. You can fly in the VTOL fixed-wing or conventional multi-rotor mode – in both cases you only need one system to use it on site..
- eVTOL UAV with extended flight time
- Intuitive planning and execution
- AES-Encrypted mesh ip data link
- Detachable gimbal
- Shock absorbing landing gear
- Heated batteries for low temperature operations
- 4x redundant lithium ion batteries
- UN 38.3 certified, each battery < 100 Wh
- Military encrypted mesh IP link with an operating range of up to 15+ km
- Rain & dust protected airspeed sensor
- Highly efficient and quiet propellers
- Sophisticated cooling system for data link & electronics
- Kevlar reinforced airframe
GIMBAL PAYLOAD – INTELLIGENCE IN THE SKY
In order to provide relevant intelligence for better decision making we integrate high-quality sensors with powerful optics while maintaining minimum size and weight. As a result we obtain a 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: 10-krotny zoom optyczny, 720p EO wideo, 480p IR wideo, iluminator laserowy (laser iluminator), laserowy pomiar odległości (IR laser ranger);
Scorpion gimbal EO: zoom optyczny 30x, wideo EO 720p;
Vector/Scorpion: taktyczne mapowanie z 21 MP Sony UMC10.
All sensor changes are done by simply replacing the complete payload compartment in a matter of seconds. No tools required. Observing targets at day and night with IR capability (EO/IR option) ensures the versatility of performing tasks. Reading license plates at up to 700m distance with EO 30x zoom option or marking targets at night with IR illuminator (laser option) increases the success of operations. Quantum-Systems is continually working on increasing the number of compatible sensors. As the Vector and Scorpion user family grows, there will be more and more innovative and custom sensors. Chemical detection, ground penetrating low energy radar, LiDAR or LTE-cell are some that Quantum-Systems’ crew is working on. The message is: the versatility of your platform will grow over time.
Technical specification: 6 kg
Max. Flight Time: 120 min
Command and Control Range: 15+ km (handheld unit); 25+ km (sector antennas)
Payload (with compartment): 550 g (Gimbal EO/IR)
Cruise Speed: 15-25 m/s
Wind Resistance: 12 m/s
Wingspan: 2,8 m
Transport Case Dimension: 850 x 470 x 280 mm
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. It is possible to increase the range of sector antennas to over 25 km. The system does not require a tracking antenna or moving parts.
This configuration allows streaming data with a speed of 10 Mb/s and AES 128/256 bit encryption, as well as video range and video and command & control range up to over 25 km (sector antennas).
The hardware is optimized for tactical applications and comes with durable IP 67-protected housings. Advanced MIMO mesh network technology is used. The data link control is fully integrated with QBase 3D, including link and power management.
TRANSPORT CASE & BACKPACK
After disassembly, Scorpion and Vector can be transported safely and comfortably by one person. Just a few steps are needed to get the systems ready for use. As standard, the transport case has external dimensions of 850x470x280 mm. It has an IP67 certificate (underwater and floating) and therefore will work in the most adverse conditions. Optionally, it is also possible to use the all-terrain backpack.
ISR AND SECURITY APPLICATIONS
Vector and Scorpion provide relevant and up-to-date aerial information and support decision making in intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR) and other security-related applications such as: search and rescue missions, criminal pursuit, convoy protection, battlefield monitoring, border patrol, traffic investigation, harbor protection.
Selectable channel bandwidth: 5, 10, 20 MHz • Different frequencies from 400 MHz – 6 GHz
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