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HOVERMAP™

Autonomous and versatile, the SLAM based mapper making data capture fast and simple.
Emesent Hovermap Payload

Hovermap is a smart mobile scanning unit which can be hand held or mounted to a drone to provide autonomous mapping in challenging inaccessible areas. 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 drone to handheld use, 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, 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
Collision avoidance

Hovermap acts as a virtual safety bubble around the drone to prevent collisions. LiDAR data is processed on-board 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.

SLAM based 3D mapping

World leading Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM) allows mobile mapping even when GPS is unavailable.

GPS-denied flight

Drones usually rely on GPS for localisation, navigation and flight control. Hovermap uses LiDAR data and advanced algorithms on-board in real-time to provide reliable and accurate localisation 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.

Unique Design

Hovermap has been designed to allow it users to switch easily from drone to handheld use 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 aluminium frame combined with carbon fibre composite panelling, the Hovermap payload is light yet strong enough to support its rotating LiDAR while remaining stable in flight. Switching between drone to hand held scans can be done with the click of a button using Hovermap’s quick release mechanism.

Emesent Hovermap Payload

PRODUCT SPECS

Hovermap™ HF1

Optimised for underground and vertical asset inspection.

Specifications

Flight Modes

Autonomy Level 1: Non-GPS flight, position hold and assisted flight
Autonomy Level 2: Non-GPS waypoint flight

AL2 waypoint types

2D, 3D, planar, height

AL2 navigation modes

Guided exploration, local and global path planning

Autopilot Compatibility

DJI A3

Omnidirectional collision avoidance

360° x 360°; range 0.4 – 40 m; size of an obstacle > 2 mm wire

GPS-Denied Flight

Yes

Collision Avoidance Sensor

100m range Lidar

Adjustable Minimum Collision Avoidance Distance

Yes

Included Accessories

Handle
Universal carbon fiber mounting plate with appropriate drone mount

Optional Accessories

Colourization camera
Suction grip vehicle mount
Magnetic vehicle Mount
Bull bar mount
Protective cage & Hard case backpack

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 360°

LiDAR Data acquisition speed

300,000 points/sec

Maximum data capture travelling speed

Vehicle: 40 km/h; flight: 5 m/s above ground, 2 m/s underground or confined spaces

Start / stop scanning while in motion

Yes

Outputs

Full resolution point clouds, decimated point clouds, trajectory

Point cloud file format

.las, .laz, .ply, .dxf

Point cloud attributes

Intensity, range, time, return number and ring number

Processing parameters

Pre-set profiles with 20+ adjustable parameters

File size

~300MB/min

Laser safety

Class 1 eye safe

USB 3

High speed data offload

Storage

480 Gigabytes – approximately 12 hours of sensor data

Operating temperature

0-50°C

Weight

1.8 kg

Input voltage

12 - 50V, powered from a battery or auxiliary power input

Deployment

Drone/UAV, robot, handheld, vehicle, backpack, tether, bike

Drone Max Wind Resistance

M210 10 m/s; M600 8 m/s; M300 15 m/s

Quick-release mounting mechanism

Yes

COLOURISATION

FOR HOVERMAP™

Add a new level of reality capture to your 3D point clouds.

Colourisation provides greater insights across a variety of applications, revealing previously hidden details in your critical infrastructure.

Colourised Building Scan

Rock Face Colourised Point Cloud

Colourised Underground Mine Scan

Indoor Colourised Point Cloud

FLY THROUGH

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.