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The Quanser QDrone autonomous air vehicle is a midsize quadrotor equipped with a powerful onboard Intel® Aero Compute Board, multiple high-resolution cameras, and built-in Wi-Fi. As part of the Autonomous Vehicles Research Studio, this direct-access research-grade drone is tuned to accelerate your research and is ideal for innovative research in multi-agent, swarm, and vision-based applications.


Product Details

The durable, light-weight carbon-fiber frame makes the QDrone highly maneuverable and capable of withstanding high-impact applications with little downtime required for repairs. The powerful on-board processor, RGB-D and optical flow cameras enable high-quality on-board video processing, as well as streaming for real-time monitoring.

The QDrone is only available as part of the Autonomous Vehicles Research Studio. Click here to learn more.

Dimensios 40 x 40 x 15 cm
Weight (with batteries)  ~1000 g
Max Payload  ~300 g
Power 3S 11.1V LiPo (3300mAh) with XT60 connector
Flight time ~11 minutes for hover per battery charge
Onboard Computer Intel Aero Compute Board – Intel Atom x7-Z8750
Quad-core 64-bit 2.56 GH z processor
4 GB LPDDR3-1600 RAM
Expandable I/O PWM (8x)
UART (2x)
SPI (3x SS pins )
ADC (4x)
Encoder input (3x)
Intel RealSense (R200) Depth sensing: 3-4 m
Vision: 640×480 @ 60 FPS or 1080p @ 30FPS
Omnivision OV7251 VGA
640×480 @ 120 FPS

Autonomous Vehicles Research Studio

The QDrone is sold as part of the Autonomous Vehicles Research Studio. The Research Studio includes:


  • QDrone
  • QBot2

Control Ground Station

  • High-performance computer
    • Intel® Core i7
    • 32 GB DDR4 RAM
    • 3 monitors
    • Router
  • USB flight controller joystick

Studio Equipment

  • Natural Point Optitrack Flex 13
  • Battery chargers
  • Protective net
  • Protective floor tiles
  • Ground camera

Related Case Studies

Aalborg University

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