Emesent is a leader in lidar-based drone autonomy and mapping, with a focus on underground mining and industrial asset inspection. Their vision is to automate the collection and analysis of data in challenging GPS-denied environments.
Our Hovermap product is the world’s most versatile and intelligent lidar scanner, making mapping of inaccessible areas safe, easy and fast. Designed as a drone payload, Hovermap combines advanced collision avoidance and autonomous fight technologies to accurately map hazardous and GPS-denied environments. Hovermap easily mounts on any vehicle, tether or backpack to capture high-resolution point clouds when flying, driving or walking.
With Hovermap, you can now safely and quickly capture high-resolution Lidar scans in hazardous and GPS-denied environments.
Mapping in Underground
Mines Customer Challenge: Unstable geological structures and loose ground within large, unsupported underground openings (stopes, raises, drifts, etc.) are the sources of ground falls that can endanger personnel, underground infrastructure, and equipment. The traditional method used by mining engineers to regularly inspect these areas is time consuming, produces poor quality, incomplete scans, and places personnel in hazardous environments. Hovermap’s collision avoidance and autonomous flight technologies enable beyond line of site flight and Lidar data capture while mine personnel remains in safe zones. Using off the shelf software to analyze the high-resolution point cloud data, mining engineers and geologists are now able to characterize geological structures, discontinuities, hangups and over break in large, unsupported openings.
Emesent’s Hovermap is the most versatile and intelligent Lidar scanning system in the world. It can be mounted to a drone to provide advanced flight autonomy and SLAM-based Lidar mapping or used as vehicle-mounted or backpack mobile Lidar mapping solution. This best-in-class SLAM solution delivers rich, high-resolution point clouds. Rotating the Velodyne Puck provides a 360 x 360-degree field of view for scanning and collision avoidance. Drag and drop processing makes it easy to deliver results while still in the field: georeference to a coordinate system, combine multiple scans, or add color.