Mapper Drone®

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RMUS LiDAR Mapper Drone® - U.S. Made

Product Description

Built on the Watts Innovations PRISM X8 airframe, the RMUS LiDAR Mapper Drone (U.S. Made) features the Emesent Hovermap Autonomy Level 0/”Mapping Mode” LiDAR mapping system but can accommodate nearly every LiDAR payload on the market under 25 pounds/11.25 kilograms. The highly flexible PRISM X8 platform has no geofencing restrictions and is an ideal solution for individuals and entities that cannot utilize Chinese-made UAS. The RMUS LiDAR Mapper Drone (U.S. Made) package includes the following items but can be customized to your exact specifications and needs.

  • Watts Innovations PRISM X8 aircraft 
  • EchoSky Mobile ground control station with charger
  • SKB Travel Case with custom foam
  • Eight (8) high capacity 16,000mAh batteries
  • Battery charger
  • Emesent Hovermap Autonomy Level 0/“Mapping Mode” payload and processing software
  • Emesent Hovermap Colorization hardware and software 
  • Emesent Hovermap mounting system for Watts PRISM
  • Emesnet Hovermap handheld adapter
  • Two (2) batteries and charger for Emesent Hovermap handheld adapter
  • Samsung tablet (for Emesent Hovermap)
  • RMUS configuration and calibration
  • RMUS payload integration and testing
  • Training class for Watts Innovations PRISM and Emesent Hovermap payload

Please call for price quote: 800-793-3548

Product Specs


    • The U.S.-made Watts Innovations PRISM X8 configuration can accommodate nearly any LiDAR payload 25 pounds and under (RIEGL, ROCK Robotic, Green Valley, YellowScan, etc.). 
    • The Emesent Hovermap’s flexible design allows it to be used for walking, vehicle or backpack-mounted scans in addition to drone flights.
    • The Emsent Hovermap’s quick-release mechanism makes it easy to switch from a drone flight to a walking scan, enabling the collection of critical data both in the air and on the ground, with the ability to automatically merge the results.
    • The RMUS LiDAR Mapper Drone (U.S. Made) includes everything you need to create colorized LiDAR point cloud files.

Quadcopter Specifications

Aircraft Weight: (Airframe only, no batteries): 20.3lbs

Aircraft Wheelbase: 1100mm (from motor to motor diagonally)

Maximum Payload Capability: 25lbs

Maximum All Up Aircraft Weight: 55lbs

Battery Requirements: 2x 12s 8,000 mAh – 16,000mAh

Flight Time: 12 – 40 Minutes (Depending on Battery & Payload Configuration)

Max Tested Speed: 60 mph

Power System: Tmotor U8II with 28” Propeller

Control: EchoSky Mobile

Guidance: Pixhawk 2.1 Orange Cube

RTK: Aircraft RTK Integration Standard, Base Station Optional

Emesent Hovermap LiDAR Payload Specs

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 - Up to 300,000 points/sec

Maximum data capture traveling 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

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

Emesent Hovermap LiDAR System

The Emesent Hovermap LiDAR system is a smart mobile scanning unit which can be mounted to a drone to provide autonomous mapping in challenging inaccessible areas. Hovermap is not only for drone use, its flexible design allows it to be used for walking, vehicle or backpack mounted scans. Equally capable above ground or underground, indoors or out, Hovermap is your complete mobile LiDAR mapping solution.

The Emesent Hovermap is available in three (3) configurations: Autonomy Level 0/ “Mapping Mode”; Autonomy Level 1/ “Pilot Assist Mode”; and Autonomy Level 2/“Autonomous Waypoints.” 

Please contact sales@rmus.com or call 801-316-3250 to speak with an RMUS Sales Representative for more information on the various Hovermap configurations.

Watts Innovations PRISM

The Watts Innovations PRISM can be flown in either a traditional quadcopter or coaxial X8 configuration, giving it a payload capability of up to twenty-five (25) pounds. The platform includes a patent-pending Propulsion ID technology so that it can detect and automatically configure the autopilot for flight no matter what kind of propulsion system is installed.

The PRISM’s foldable design fits easily into the included hard case for quick deployments. Each arm can be removed by adjusting only two bolts, allowing for the Remote Pilot(s) to easily switch between X8/quadcopter configurations or to swap out damaged arms.

The PRISM’s integrated 12mm rail system gives operators the freedom to mount just about any

power source, isolation damper, accessory, or payload imaginable on either the top or the bottom of the aircraft with ease.

The PRISM is built around the powerful Cube Flight Controller, the world’s largest and most trusted open-source autopilot system on the market. Operators and organizations will enjoy the freedom of flying without the hassle of no-fly zones, altitude restrictions, or data tracking of any kind.

The PRISM also includes a high definition FPV camera and is designed, manufactured, assembled, and supported in the USA.

Watts Innovations PRISM at a glance

Max Flight time

45 min

Max Speed

60 mph

Maximum Payload Capability

25 lbs

RMUS 360 Solution

Certified Technicians

RMUS employs a team of certified technicians that oversee each PRISM build. They perform a highly detailed inspection, calibration and testing process on each PRISM package.

Ready-to-Deploy Package

RMUS leverages our experience in multiple industries to create “Ready-to-Deploy” packages that include all the necessary hardware, software, and auxiliary items for successful field operations.

Watts Prism Training Package

RMUS includes a two (2) day training class with every Watts Innovations PRISM package to ensure that our customers have a strong understanding of the platform and payload that they purchase. We can also tailor our training for mission-specific scenarios that are unique to your workflows.

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RMUS LiDAR Mapper Drone® - U.S. Made




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