Sponsored by Emesent: Capturing Data Beyond Line of Sight. How latest developments in autonomous drone technology are unlocking new valuable insights for underground mining operations.
Underground mining presents many accessibility challenges. As mines become deeper, hazards such as seismicity increase. Paradoxically, as companies increase data collection to better understand their mine and reduce worker exposure to hazards, the focus on safety mandates more inspections.
In his presentation, Jordan Herrmann, will show how autonomous underground drone and LiDAR technology can be used to map infrastructure quickly and safely. The results, high-resolution, shadowless point clouds, are available within minutes of completing the capture and provide mining engineers with structural, condition and volumetric data of unparalleled quality.
A versatile LiDAR mapping solution, Hovermap helps underground miners capture data in hazardous and inaccessible areas. Designed as a drone payload, it combines advanced collision avoidance and autonomous ?ight technologies to accurately map GPS-denied environments, such as underground excavations. Latest enhancements to Hovermap’s autonomy capability enable drones to fly beyond communications range and venture beyond line of sight into unmapped areas, delivering valuable data and insights that were previously impossible to access. Mr. Herrmann will explain how mine operations can achieve significant safety and productivity improvements by using this game-changing technology.
About the Speaker: Jordan Herrmann is a highly-regarded mining professional with over 16 years of experience using LiDAR for mining applications working closely with site geologists, geotechnical engineers and surveyors as well as corporate management teams. As the Technical Sales Manager at Emesent, Jordan strengthens the sales and technical functions by supporting customers with best practices and insights into getting the most value from their Hovermap investment.