Hovermap ST

THE NEW STANDARD IN SURVEY GRADE, AUTONOMOUS, LIDAR MAPPING

Hovermap ST’s tough, lightweight, IP65 weather-sealed design enables the capture of valuable data in previously inaccessible areas.

This powerful combination of precision engineering, world-leading SLAM algorithms, and robust drone autonomy capability provides accurate LiDAR mapping for as-builts, surveys, or inspections.

Equally capable above ground or underground, indoors or out, Hovermap ST can easily be switched from a drone flight to a walking, vehicle – or backpack-mounted scan, providing the versatility needed to capture data anywhere.

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THE NEXT GENERATION IN AUTONOMOUS

3D DATA CAPTURE

COMPACT DESIGN

The compact, lightweight design makes it easy to carry for walking scans and provides a longer flight time when used on a drone.

WEATHER SEALED

The tough, IP65, weather sealed design allows the mapping of harsh environments without concern for dust, rain, extreme temperatures, or humidity.

EXPLORE BEYOND LINE OF SIGHT

The Tap-to-Fly autonomy feature enables mapping in previously inaccessible areas beyond line of sight and communication range. The omnidirectional Collision Avoidance, Guided Exploration, and smart Return-to-Home functions ensure Hovermap ST keeps a safe distance from assets and returns home safely with the valuable data it has collected.

SURVEY GRADE CONTROL

With Hovermap ST’s precision engineering, world-class SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping), and Emesent’s Automated Ground Control feature, you can capture dense, shadowless survey grade point clouds.

UNRIVALED SLAM ACCURACY WITH

AUTOMATED GROUND CONTROL

Together Hovermap ST and Automated Ground Control feature speeds up survey workflows and produce georeferenced, survey grade point clouds.

Place Emesent Ground Control targets at surveyed locations in the environment prior to scanning.

Conduct your non-stop scan. Unlike other SLAM control point solutions, there is no need to stop at each target or place Hovermap on the target.

Emesent’s Ground Control targets are automatically detected by the processing software and used to remove SLAM drift and georeference the point cloud.

Ground Control automatically detects the survey targets and applies a non-rigid transformation of the point cloud, giving you the most accurate results.

In addition to improving accuracy for common mapping tasks, Hovermap ST with GCP can be used to create survey grade scans for long, linear assets, large or feature-poor environments that have previously been challenging for SLAM-based systems.

WHY CHOOSE HOVERMAP ST

SCAN THE INACCESSIBLE

Hovermap ST’s advanced autonomy enables flight and mapping in challenging situations, including beyond visual line of sight and communication range even in GPS-denied environments. Send a Hovermap ST enabled drone to explore and map previously inaccessible areas, providing new, valuable insights while you remain in a safe location.

SURVEY GRADE GEOREFERENCED POINTCLOUDS

Hovermap ST’s precision engineering, world-class SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping), and Automated Ground Control feature provides dense, shadowless, survey-grade point clouds of an entire asset. Ground Control also automatically georeferences point clouds to survey control.

BUILT FOR HARSH CONDITIONS

The tough, weather sealed, IP65 rated unit is dust and splash resistant, allowing you to map in severe environments, rain or shine. It can operate in temperatures from -10 to 45°C (14 to 113 °F) as well as high humidity, making it ideal for use in underground mines and other harsh environments.

UNRIVALED VERSATILITY

The plug and play design and quick-release mechanism allow easy switching between modes. Use Hovermap attached to a drone, vehicle, or pole; lowered in a cage; or mounted to a backpack to easily collect data anywhere. The compact, lightweight design makes it easy to carry and provides longer flight time.

OPTIONS FOR EVERY SCANNING NEED

AUTONOMY LEVELS

AUTONOMY LEVEL 0

MAPPING MODE

Mapping Mode offers fast, accurate, and high resolution mobile scanning of environments where drone autonomy is unnecessary. Hovermap ST’s quick-release mechanism allows you to easily switch from a drone to a backpack, vehicle, or protective shaft scanning cage, for SLAM-based mobile mapping.

AUTONOMY LEVEL 1

PILOT ASSIST MODE

Pilot Assist Mode provides omni-directional Collision Avoidance, line of sight GPS-denied flight capability, and stability control, providing the confidence and stability for close, thorough inspections. It acts as a safety bubble for your drone, keeping the asset and your equipment safe.

AUTONOMY LEVEL 2

AUTONOMOUS WAYPOINTS

Autonomous Waypoint Mode provides beyond line of sight flight through Smart Waypoints and Guided Exploration. Simply tap on the map to set smart waypoints, and Hovermap ST takes care of the rest, navigating to the waypoints, mapping the area, and keeping itself and the drone safe from obstacles.

IP RATED FOR HARSH ENVIRONMENTS

The tough, IP65 weather sealed design allows the mapping of hazardous areas without concern for dust, rain, extreme temperatures, or humidity.

COLORIZATION

Add a new level of reality capture to your 3D point clouds with Hovermap’s colorization feature.
The 3D point clouds from Hovermap can be augmented with true color, providing additional context for visualization and analysis. Colorization provides greater insights across a variety of applications, revealing previously hidden details in your critical infrastructure.

TAP - TO - FLY

AUTONOMY

With Autonomous Waypoint Mode (AL2), pilots can fly an entire mission, from take off to landing, using a tablet. Hovermap ST’s Tap-to-Fly feature enables exploration in previously inaccessible areas beyond line of sight and communication range, accessing unprecedented insights. The omnidirectional Collision Avoidance, Guided Exploration, and smart Return-to-Home functions ensure assets are kept safe and valuable equipment doesn’t get damaged or lost.

Hovermap ST streams a live point cloud to the Hovermap app, providing a real-time preview of the data as it is captured when in communication range. Allowing you to leave the site confident you’ve captured everything you need.

PRODUCT SPECS

Hovermap ST

Specifications

Flight Modes

Pilot Assist: Non-GPS flight, position hold and assisted flight, collision avoidance, regulated flight speed.
Autonomous Waypoint Mode: Autonomous navigation to waypoints

AL2 waypoint types

2D, 3D, planar, height

AL2 navigation modes

Guided exploration, local and global path planning

Autopilot Compatibility

DJI, ArduPilot (Acecore Zoe)

Omnidirectional collision avoidance

360° x 360°; size of an obstacle > 2 mm (5/64 “) wire; range 1.2 to 40 m (3.9 to 131 ft); In-flight adjustable safety distance

Included Accessories

Handle, cables, case, Universal mounting plate, V-Mount 98Wh, 14.8v battery, Standard battery charger and Battery belt clip

Optional Accessories

Colorization kit; Vehicle mounts; Protective cage; Hard case, backpack ; Automated Ground Control targets; Cavity Monitoring System adaptor kit; Battery, fast charger kit

SLAM Mapping

Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) based LiDAR mapping +/- 0.03% drift

LiDAR range

0.40m to 100m

LiDAR accuracy

+/- 30 mm

Mapping accuracy

+/- 20 mm in general environments
+/- 15 mm in typical underground and indoor environments
+/- 5 mm for close-range scanning

Angular field of view

360° x 290°

LiDAR Data acquisition speed

Single Return Mode: up to 300,000 points/sec
Dual Return Mode: up to 600,000 points/sec

Maximum data capture traveling speed

Vehicle: 40 km/h (24.9 mph); flight: 5 m/s (16.4 fps) above ground, 2 m/s (6.6 fps) underground or confined spaces

Start / stop scanning while in motion

Yes

Outputs

Full resolution point cloud, decimated point cloud, trajectory file

Point cloud file format

.las, .laz, .ply, .dxf, E57

Point cloud attributes

Intensity, range, time, return number (strongest & last) and ring number

Processing parameters

Pre-set profiles with 20+ adjustable parameters

USB 3

High-speed data offload

Storage

512 Gigabytes – approximately 8 hours of sensor data

Operating temperature

-10 to 45°C (14 to 113°F)

IP Rating

IP65

Weight

1.6 kg (3.63 lb)

Input voltage

14 - 54V, powered from a battery or auxiliary power input

Deployment

Drone/UAV, backpack, vehicle, tether, ground robot

Supported drones

DJI M210v1, DJI M300, Acecore Zoe

Quick-release mounting mechanism

Yes

Auxiliary port

Proprietary connector

USB port

Yes

WIFI Antenna

Internal

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