The DeltaQuad is a fully autonomous, commercial grade Vertical Takeoff and Land (VTOL) drone.
It can fly up to 150KM distance and can achieve an endurance of almost 3 hours.
✔ Fully autonomous from takeoff to landing
✔ Control, change and pause missions or redirect the vehicle to areas of interest during flight.
✔ Tool-less 1 minute field assembly
✔ No pre-flight calibrations required
✔ Covering up to 150KM / 160 minutes in a single flight
✔ DSPS Advanced safety system
✔ DeltaQuad Simulator
✔ Online mission validation & log analysis tools
Dual Thermal (IR) and RGB (EO) controllable turret gimbal
The industrial grade thermal & RGB (EO/IR) surveillance package includes the state of the art Nighthawk2 computer controlled retractable gimbal. It offers 360 degree control and 40x zoom. The onboard computer features advanced stabilization, automatic object tracking and automatic HD recording.Equipped with the high quality AES encrypted COFDM 2.4Ghz digital link it will provide up to 45km cristal clear HD video. The camera can be controlled through the separate Video Control Station with camera joystick. A simple point and click will keep any static or moving object in view. The 640×480 thermal camera will expose heat emitting objects such as humans, vehicles or animals even in total darkness.
Ground Control Station
The Ground Control Station for the DeltaQuad Pro View Nighthawk2 consists of;
✔ 14 inch HD Video Control Station running Windows and the camera specific control software
✔ Camera control joystick
✔ DeltaQuad Command & Control Station
✔ 2.4Ghz Video RX ground unit
✔ Up to 30km omnidirectional high gain antenna on tripod or up to 45km Automatic Antenna Tracking system
✔ Ground battery & charger
The Video Control Station (VCS) is a Windows based 14 inch Thinkpad laptop running Windows 10 and the CCA2 software that is specifically designed to display and control the Nextvision2 gimbal. Attached to the VCS is a camera control joystick with programmable function keys. The joystick controls the Pan and Tilt axis and the buttons on top of the joystick control zoom levels. The function keys control deploy/retract, switching between Thermal and RGB video, and the ‘fire’ button allows locking on targets to track automatically. From the VCS the touch screen can be used to click on any object in the video for automatic tracking. Object tracking is available in both RGB and Thermal vision.
The high gain antenna mounted on a tripod is easily assembled & disassembled for transport. The included 6000mah Li-Ion battery with charger is powerful enough to power the transmission system for up to 6 hours. Under optimal conditions the transmission system will achieve up to 30km range. The Automatic Antenna Tracker option allows ranges up to 45km.
The DeltaQuad Ground Control Station (GCS) is equipped with a sim-card slot to download satellite maps and elevation data. This data can also be obtained using a WiFi hotspot or stored for offline usage. This touchscreen tablet can be controlled a single operator together with the VCS, or the tasks can be separated for dual operation control. From the GCS missions can be paused, changed or the vehicle can be diverted to an area of interest outside of the mission scope. The standard DeltaQuad functions such as instant return, changing altitude or emergency landing are also available through the GCS.
The Nighthawk2 is equipped with a LWIR thermal camera featuring 4x digital continuous zoom and a 1080p HD RGB camera with 40x continuous zoom capability (20x optical + 2x digital). The camera is mounted on a self retracting system that houses the gimbal safely inside the vehicle during transport, takeoff and landing. The camera can also be deployed using the VCS or joystick function keys.
The internal measurement unit of the camera automatically keeps the video stable in any direction. The camera can rotate 360 degrees and tilt 135 degrees providing a full view in any direction below the vehicle.
The system is paired with the TRIP2 onboard video computer for advanced features such as object tracking, camera source switching, automatic recording on the onboard sd-card and automatic retraction during landing in failsafe scenarios. The onboard computer is attached to the COFDM transmitter using an ethernet connection. This allows access from the VCS to the web based configuration screen for the TRIP2 unit. From here all settings for the board computer and camera can be controlled. Both the camera gimbal and TRIP2 computer can be firmware upgraded.