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Hovermap ST





Hovermap ST is a SLAM-based multipurpose mobile LiDAR scanning solution capable of survey-grade mapping and georeferenced point clouds with autonomous functionality.

Hovermap ST – Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM)

Hovermap ST improves the accuracy of common mapping tasks and can be used with GCP to create survey-grade scans for long linear objects or feature-sparse environments that were previously challenging for other SLAM-based systems

Compact design

The compact and lightweight design makes it easy to carry when scanning on foot and offers longer flight time when used with a drone.

Compact Design Hovermap ST
Survey-Grade Maps Hovermap ST

Georeferenced point clouds & survey-grade control

Hovermap ST’s precision engineering, Emersent’s best-in-class Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM), and automated ground control capability deliver dense, shadow-free, survey-grade point clouds of entire assets. Ground control also automatically georeferences point clouds to survey control.

Weather Resistant

Rugged, weather-resistant, and IP65-rated, the Hovermap is dust and splash-proof so that you can create maps in harsh environments, rain or shine. In addition, Hovermap’s moisture resistance makes it ideal for use in underground mines.

Hovermap ST Weather Resistant

Autonomous Tap-To-Fly

Hovermap ST’s Tap-To-Fly capability enables exploration of previously inaccessible areas beyond the line of sight and communication range, as well as access to unprecedented information from a tablet. Omni-directional collision avoidance, guided scanning, and intelligent return-to-home capabilities ensure assets remain secure and valuable equipment is not damaged or lost.

Hovermap ST streams a live point cloud to the Hovermap app and previews the data in real-time as it is collected within communication range. That way, you can leave the site knowing you’ve covered everything you need.

Autonomy Levels

Mobile Mapping Mode

Mapping mode provides fast, accurate, high-resolution mobile scanning of environments where drone autonomy is not necessary. In addition, Hovermap ST’s quick-release mechanism allows you to easily switch from a drone to handheld scanning.

Hovermap ST Pilot Assist Mode

Pilot Assist Mode

Pilot Assist Mode offers omnidirectional collision avoidance, GPS-denied flight capability and stability control, providing confidence and stability for accurate and thorough inspections. It acts as a safety bubble for your drone, protecting the asset and your equipment.

Hovermap Autonomy Waypoints

Autonomous Waypoints

Autonomous Waypoint Mode enables beyond-line-of-sight flights through Smart Waypoints and guided exploration. Just tap on the map to set smart waypoints, and Hovermap ST will take care of the rest, navigating to the waypoints and mapping the area while keeping itself and the drone safe from obstacles.


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Hovermap ST Physical
Hovermap Physical Specifications  
IP Rating IP65
Weight 1.6 kg (3.63 lb)
Input voltage 14 – 54V, powered from a battery or auxiliary power input
  • 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
Hovermap Autonomy  
Flight Modes Pilot Assist

  • Non-GPS Flight,
  • Position hold and assisted flight
  • collision avoidance
  • regulated flight speed

    Waypoint Mode

  • autonomous waypoint mode
Autonomy Level 2 Waypoints
  • 2D
  • 3D
  • Planar
  • Height
Autonomy Level 2 Navigation
  • Guided exploration
  • local & 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
  • 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 accuracy

+/- 30 mm

LiDAR range

0.40m to 100m

Mapping accuracy
  • +/- 20 mm in general environments
  • +/- 15 mm in typical underground and indoor environments
  • +/- 5 mm for close-range scanning
Start / stop scanning while in motion Yes
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
  • 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
Storage 512 Gigabytes – approximately 8 hours of sensor data
USB 3 High-speed data offload
Operating temperature -10 to 45°C (14 to 113°F)

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