AUTONOMOUS AND VERSATILE, THE SLAM-BASED MAPPER MAKING DATA CAPTURE FAST AND SIMPLE
Hovermap is a smart mobile scanning unit that can be mounted to a drone to provide autonomous mapping in challenging, inaccessible areas.
Hovermap is not only for drone use, its flexible design allows it to be used for walking, vehicle or backpack-mounted scans.
Equally capable above ground or underground, indoors or out, Hovermap is your complete mobile LiDAR mapping solution.
Hovermap’s quick-release mechanism makes it easy to switch from a drone flight to a walking scan, enabling the collection of critical data both in the air and on the ground, with the ability to automatically merge the results. Weighing only 1.8kg (4 lb), it is easily portable and compatible with smaller drones such as the DJI M210.
With this powerful combination you’ll be on your way to capturing LiDAR data like never before.
AUTONOMOUS RAPID SCANNING
ADAPTABLE TO ANY ENVIRONMENT
Hovermap acts as a virtual safety bubble around the drone to prevent collisions. LiDAR data is processed onboard in real-time to produce a local 3D map of the surroundings.
Obstacles such as telecom towers, fences, trees, poles, wires and people can all be detected and avoided.
Hovermap uses Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) algorithms enabling
mobile mapping and autonomous drone flight even when GPS is unavailable. Using Emesent’s proprietary calibration and drone autonomy algorithms, it is built on CSIRO’s Wildcat SLAM Solution.
Drones usually rely on GPS for localization, navigation and flight control. Hovermap uses LiDAR data and advanced algorithms onboard in real-time to provide reliable and accurate localization and navigation without the need for GPS.
This allows drones to fly autonomously in GPS-denied environments, enabling a host of new applications such as flying and mapping in underground mines, inside warehouses or inspecting underneath bridges.
Hovermap has been designed to allow users to switch easily from a drone to a walking scan enabling the collection of critical data in challenging areas.
THE HOVERMAP™ PAYLOAD
Hovermap is lightweight, and yet robust enough to withstand the demands of environments such as underground mines. Made from a machined aircraft-grade aluminum frame combined with carbon fiber composite paneling, the Hovermap payload is light yet strong enough to support its rotating LiDAR while remaining stable in flight. Switching between drone to walking scans can be done with the click of a button using Hovermap’s quick-release mechanism.
OPTIONS FOR EVERY SCANNING NEED
AUTONOMY LEVEL 0
- Provides SLAM-based mobile mapping
- Carry Hovermap or mount it to a drone or vehicle
- Use with our backpack, cage or vehicle mount accessories
AUTONOMY LEVEL 1
PILOT ASSIST MODE
- LiDAR-based omnidirectional collision avoidance
- GPS-denied position hold and velocity control
- Enables safe line-of-sight flight indoors, underground or close to structures
- Includes all AL0 features
AUTONOMY LEVEL 2
- Enables beyond line-of-sight autonomous flight in GPS-denied environments
- Live 3D map streamed to tablet
- Tap-to-Fly: set smart waypoints using the live map
- Includes all AL1 features
Optimized for underground and vertical asset inspection.
Add a new level of reality capture to your 3D point clouds.
Colorization provides greater insights across a variety of applications, revealing previously hidden details in your critical infrastructure.
A HOVERMAP™ DATASET
Seeing is believing! Try Hovermap for yourself and see the detailed data it pulls from its scans.
CONTACT US TO LEARN MORE
We offer tailored solutions based on your needs. You can purchase the payload only or a packaged solution that includes hardware, software, analysis and training.