Frequently Asked Questions
Emesent Commander is a mission control app for Emesent’s 3D LiDAR mapping scanner Hovermap. Commander makes mapping, pilot assist and autonomous mission planning and control effortless. Designed with user-friendly workflow prompts and built-in fail safes, Commander provides responsive control, ease of navigation and access to Emesent’s market-leading autonomous capabilities via a touchscreen interface.
Commander is compatible with Hovermap Firmware 3.0 and later.
You can use the Commander app with ST-X, ST and HVM100.
Similar to using the previous Hovermap app, it’s your choice to use Commander for mapping. However, if you wish to complete autonomous missions using the latest firmware you need to use Commander.
Emesent Hovermap will still function without Commander, however it is recommended to upgrade to the latest firmware and app to benefit from the newest features and the additional context provided to mapping missions.
Commander’s Shield prevents a drone from flying into obstacles and is enabled whenever a mission starts. In Autonomous mode, Shield settings are predetermined and cannot be changed. Shield settings may be adjusted when in Pilot Assist mode.
Commander’s Task Manager drop down is where you add waypoints. To create a flight plan for your drone, tap the Add Task button to access the Task Manager panel. From there, you define the waypoints that your drone should follow during the mission. In future releases, the Task Manager will include other tasks such as capturing an image or performing rotations.