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May 7th, 2019
LORD Corporation and Emesent Partner to Deliver Innovative Sensing Technology for GPS-Denied Environments

CARY, N.C. — LORD Corporation — a global leader in sensing systems, has partnered with Emesent, an award-winning company in autonomous technology for industrial drones, to bring industry-leading inertial sensors to the Hovermap platform. Hovermap automates the collection and analysis of data in challenging GPS-denied environments, delivering revolutionary efficiency, safety and operational insights to various industries, including the underground industry. LORD inertial sensors enable Hovermap technology by providing precise position, orientation and velocity information in a small and lightweight package.

 

“LORD inertial sensors come with a common protocol and advanced software – integrating the best-in-class low noise, low drift gyros and accelerometers,” said Muj Haidri, Director of LORD Sensing. “Hovermap is the first drone payload of its kind, operating in the challenging environments that our inertial sensors are designed to excel in. We are proud to be associated with such a leading edge and innovative company as Emesent.”

 

As a Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM) -based LiDAR mapping and autonomy payload, Hovermap relies on LORD inertial sensors to aid the SLAM solution in real-time. Hovermap’s advanced autonomy algorithms build on this real-time SLAM solution to allow autonomous flight in GPS-denied environments with omni-directional LiDAR-based collision avoidance. This enables safe autonomous drone flight indoors, underground or up-close to structures for mapping and inspection. Hovermap is used for underground mine mapping, asset management in telecom, transmissions, towers, wind turbines and bridges, as well as energy powerline inspections and construction building monitoring.

 

“We have stringent requirements for a light-weight, robust and reliable sensor, and LORD Corporation inertial sensors have a proven track record in the autonomy space,” said Dr. Stefan Hrabar, CEO of Emesent. “After more than two years of testing in our prototypes, we were happy with their innovative solution and have built this into the commercial Hovermap payload.”

 

Emesent provides value-added services for LORD with wide-ranging expertise integrating its sensors in their Hovermap payload. By partnering, the combined effort resulted in a revolutionary, efficient and safe data capture solution which provides insights to challenging GPS-denied environments.

 

More information about the products featured in this partnership can be found on the Emesent and LORD Sensing, MicroStrain websites. For an interactive experience highlighting LORD innovations and solutions around the world, visit Innovating Together

ABOUT LORD CORPORATION:

LORD Corporation is a diversified technology and manufacturing company developing highly reliable adhesives, coatings, motion management devices, and sensing technologies that significantly reduce risk and improve product performance. For 95 years, LORD has worked in collaboration with our customers to provide innovative oil and gas, aerospace, defense, automotive and industrial solutions. With world headquarters in Cary, N.C., LORD has approximately 3,100 employees in 26 countries and operates 19 manufacturing facilities and 10 R&D centers worldwide. LORD actively promotes STEM education and many other community engagement initiatives. For more information, visit LORD.com.

About Emesent

Emesent is a venture-backed drone autonomy and data analytics startup which spun-out from CSIRO’s Data61. Our vision is to automate the collection and analysis of data in challenging GPS-denied environments, providing valuable insights for mining and asset management. Our award-winning Hovermap drone autonomy and LiDAR mapping payload is revolutionizing access to data in these environments for customers around the World. For more information, visit https://emesent.io/.