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HOVERMAP

Revolutionary autonomy for data gathering, analysis and insights in challenging and GPS denied environments.

Hovermap is a 3D LiDAR-mapping and autonomy payload for industrial drones. It enables drones to fly and map challenging underground, indoor and outdoor GPS-denied environments, without the need to send people into potentially hazardous areas.

Hovermap - our award winning drone autonomy technology

Hovermap HF1

Hovermap offers revolutionary efficiency, safety and operational insights to challenging above ground, underground and GPS-denied environments.

It provides collision avoidance, GPS-denied flight, advanced autonomy and SLAM-based LiDAR mapping. This allows a Hovermap-enabled drone to be deployed in challenging GPS-denied environments, to collect 3D and other data which was previously impossible to collect. This new data in turn leads to new insights.

Underground mines, tunnels, bridges, telecom and transmission towers and many more can now be mapped and inspected safely, without putting humans at risk.

Collision avoidance and autonomy

Omni-directional LiDAR-based collision avoidance keeps the drone safe while flying up-close to structures to inspect them. Advanced autonomy allows beyond line-of-sight mission execution in GPS-denied environments.

GPS-denied flight

Allows flying indoors, underground or under bridges.

SLAM-based 3D mapping

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

Hovermap Applications

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MINING

Mapping of underground mines

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ASSET MANAGEMENT

Bridge inspection

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ENERGY

Power line inspection

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ASSET MANAGEMENT

Telecommunication tower mapping and inspection.

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CONSTRUCTION

Building construction monitoring

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ASSET MANAGEMENT

Liquid storage tank mapping and inspection.

Product Specifications

OUR PAYLOAD

Available in two versions: HF1 and VF1

Hovermap VF1

Optimised for mapping horizontal assets and open areas

Hovermap HF1

Optimised for underground and vertical asset inspection

Mapping Specifications

  • Lidar range: Up to 100m
  • Lidar accuracy: +/- 3cm
  • Angular field of view: 360° x 360°
  • Laser safety: class Class 1 eye safe
  • Data acquisition speed: 300,000 points/sec
  • File size: ~300MB/min
  • Point cloud file format: .laz, .ply
  • Input voltage: 12 – 50V (e.g. 4s LiPo)
  • Weight: 1.8 kg
  • Quick-release mounting mechanism: Yes
  • Set-up time (ready to fly and map): < 1min

Autonomy Specifications

  • Flight Modes: Non-GPS position hold and Assisted Flight
  • GPS-Denied Flight: Yes
  • Autopilot Compatibility: DJI A3
  • Collision Avoidance field of view: 360° x 360°
  • Collision Avoidance Sensor: 100m range Lidar
  • Adjustable Minimum Collision Avoidance Distance: Yes

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.