Post-Processing Kinematic Drone

Q-200 PPK Drone

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QuestUAV PPK Drone - High Accuracy Topographic Data


 

Henk from Utrecht with PPK Drone

PPK 3cm Accuracy


The QuestUAV Q200 Post-Processing Kinematic (PPK) drone combines high-resolution aerial photography with high-accuracy topographic data. A dual band GPS/GLONASS receiver on board the PPK drone allows cm-level position referencing of orthomosaics and 3D models without the need on physical Ground Control Points (GCPs).

By removing the need to spend hours or days physically measuring location points and walking the survey site for placement of Ground Control Points, especially in difficult or inaccessible places, the PPK solution is a game changer.

The White Paper. QuestUAV invested two years in achieving a solution that was genuinely accurate within the advertised parameters and to an acceptable industry standard.

We wanted a white paper that truly stood out amongst our competitors and included results from real-world scenarios, such as high winds, reduced GPS coverage, low light and included mixed survey subjects such as roads, agriculture, housing, environmental, intertidal, government assets.  The result was a widely acclaimed and comprehensive white paper.

Q200 PPK White Paper


Why Choose the Q200 PPK Drone


 

Time Saving, Cost Reducing

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Buy into endurance. Built with durability and long service in mind, our drones use only the highest quality processes and the toughest building materials.

Precision engineering techniques, rigorous testing and off-the-shelf spares will ensure that a QuestUAV will be ready to fly, even under the toughest conditions.

GPS and GLONASS

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The Q200 PPK drone is equipped with a dual-frequency L1/L2 receiver tracking both GPS and GLONASS signals. 132 hardware channels allow to simultaneously track all visible GPS/GLONASS satellites.

In parallel, the receiver records the shutter events of the camera and logs the information during the flight on an onboard SD card.

After flight camera positions are corrected by combining GNSS recordings of the aircraft with the corresponding information of the reference base station on the ground, replacing the positions embedded in the images (EXIF data) with more precise cm-level RTK values.

Parachute Recovery

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By removing the need to spend hours or days physically measuring location points and walking the survey site for placement of Ground Control Points, especially in difficult or inaccessible places, the PPK drone solution is a game changer.

Flight Automation

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Our autopilots provide selectable levels of user control from full autonomy to manual override. In full autonomous mode, the autopilot provides auto-launch, waypoint navigation, task/payload management and auto-recovery solutions.

In assisted mode, the autopilot provides stabilised flight control in pitch, roll and yaw. Manual override provides the operator with the ability to take complete control at any time during the flight.

Mission Planning

Mission Planning

Standard mission planning functionality is available and includes common tasks such as survey, monitoring and data acquisition.

Simple to use software enables operators to automatically generate survey grids, select payload and cameras settings, place navigation waypoints, home position and emergency reference point.

Safety settings, including maximum distance limits, battery condition and data-link quality provide additional mission management functions.

Telemetry

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The inbuilt telemetry solution provides two levels of data to the ground: essential flight critical and mission management information with the option of full aircraft state and instrumentation outputs.

The powerful software suite includes both routine operational mission management and an integrated data acquisition system. Data can be logged to file for inspection after the flight.


Upgrades


 

UAV Branding

All our drones can come specifically branded to your companies requirements with no additional cost. We treat each of our customers as individuals and understand that the small details are just as important as the big ones!

Our design team will walk you through this process to ensure your company branding, logo and colours are in place to add this extra dimension of professionalism.

 

Software Upgrade

Once your mission has been completed and your data have been collected, the next step is to process this data to acquire the information you require to make the all important decisions. Upgrade your package with industry standard leading Pix4Dmapper software to generate high resolution referenced, survey-grade accurate orthomosaics, DSMs and Point clouds in a few clicks. The fully automated workflow enables a non-specialist to process thousands of aerial images on a desktop computer to produce professional class photogrammetric data.