READY, TAP, FLY
TO ACCESS THE INACCESSIBLE
Emesent is once again raising the bar for drone autonomy with Autonomy Level 2 (AL2) for Hovermap. AL2 enables a Hovermap-mounted drone to fly autonomously beyond line-of-sight and communication range even in challenging GPS-denied environments. This allows venturing further into these areas to map and explore them, delivering valuable data and insights that was previously impossible to access.
With AL2, Hovermap pilots can fly an entire mission from take-off to landing using a tablet. Data is processed on-board in real-time to stream a 3D map back to the operator. Simply tap on the map to set smart waypoints and Hovermap takes care of the rest, navigating to the waypoints using Guided Exploration while avoiding obstacles using its Virtual Shield.
Keep personnel away from brows, stope edges, confined spaces or heights. Fly Hovermap beyond line-of-sight and capture critical data to assess the stability of geological features and improve decision-making in mine safety and design.
Explore and map inaccessible areas. Fly Hovermap beyond the brow, into the stope, to capture accurate, reliable high-resolution point clouds without shadowing. Analytics conducted on a rich point cloud data gives engineers greater confidence in the final stope volume for reconciliation of production tonnes or for backfill.
PRODUCTIVITY & EFFICIENCY
Quickly and safely map inaccessible underground excavations with minimal disruption to production. Hovermap can fly a mission and within minutes capture high resolution LiDAR point clouds and imagery.
COST & TIME SAVING
Hovermap pilots can now fly an entire mission from take-off to landing using a tablet, with minimum training. Flying a mission using AL2 doesn’t require any specialist drone pilot skills and can be done by one person.
“AL2 is a game changer for us. It takes Hovermap into places that even the most experienced pilots would fear to venture,enabling us to obtain critical data in real time without risking the machine. We’re already seeing great benefits to our workflow and operational efficiency from using the new technology”
ANDREW ROUSE, CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
PYBAR Mining Services
OBTAIN INACCESSIBLE DATA
IN 5 SIMPLE STEPS
Arm the drone.
Simply tap on the tablet to take off and begin your mission.
ADD WAY POINTS
Quickly and easily set smart waypoints by tapping on the real-time 3D map streamed to the tablet. AL2 will navigate around obstacles and through gaps to reach the waypoints.
RETURN TO HOME
“Smart” return to home finds the quickest way home when the battery is running low or a failsafe is triggered.
Tap to automatically land.
Combined with Hovermap’s Virtual Shield technology, AL2 guides a drone into places that even the most experienced pilots would fear to venture. AL2’s ability to navigate safely through tight openings is unparalleled.
AL2 includes advanced failsafes and behaviours to deal with challenging conditions such as dust, thin wires and communications losses. These provide extremely robust autonomy which has been extensively tested in underground mines and other challenging environments.
FLY BEYOND COMMS RANGE
Fly further than ever before and capture unprecedented insights to make confident assessments of your assets.
INTUITIVE AND EASY TO USE
USER INTERFACE FEATURES
Pilots of all skill levels can now perform complex missions with ease using the intuitive Tap-To-Fly interface.
Tap on the 3D map to set 2D, 3D or planar Smart Waypoints. Hovermap finds a safe route to the waypoint while avoiding obstacles. Set a waypoint beyond the current map extents and Hovermap will explore autonomously towards the waypoint using Guided Exploration. It will continue beyond line-of-sight and communication range until reaching the waypoint and then return to home.
IMPROVED PILOT EXPERIENCE
To make the most of real-time point clouds, AL2 hosts a new pilot display with the rugged, 10.1 inch, Samsung Tab Active Pro. Execute a mission with the tablet connected to your DJI controller for maximum accessibility and minimum fatigue, or handheld using the integrated hand grip.
REAL TIME POINT CLOUDS
Hovermap is recognised for its rich and dense point clouds. AL2 now delivers those point clouds to pilots on-the-fly. Pilots can interact and explore the scan data as they operate the aircraft. Zoom, rotate and explore your scans to ensure you deliver the results you need.
HOVERMAP AL2 + M300
A POWERFUL COMBINATION
Tight integration – Easy plug-and-play
Hovermap AL2 allows DJI M300 users to extend the capabilities of the drone significantly, providing robust collision avoidance and accurate mapping. It also enables users to fly safely in GPS-denied environments, such as underground mines, tunnels, vertical shafts, indoors, and under ports and bridges.
The Hovermap-enhanced M300 is ideal for organisations working in challenging environments and needing smart, robust technology to help them collect accurate data for a range of purposes.
FIND OUT MORE
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