1. Purpose Built – Not Adapted. Unlike some other, supposedly similar, products on the market, the uGPS Rapid Mapper™ is not simply an above-ground device with a few modifications and adaptations. This underground scanner was designed and purpose-built with the specific requirements and challenges of underground mining in mind. Compliance with the IP67 standard (dust and moisture sealing) and extensive use of standard electronic components makes the uGPS Rapid Mapper™ a rugged scanner with minimal and uncomplicated maintenance requirements.
2. Quick, On-The-Move Acquisition of Data. One of the major drawbacks of static (e.g. tripod-mounted) scanners is the time delay while scanning rigs are disassembled, moved and re-assembled. The uGPS Rapid Mapper™ solves this problem by being able to generate 3D point cloud data on the fly; for example, while attached to an underground mine vehicle that is moving through the mine at its usual operational speed.
3. Accurate Data is Generated. Even though it generates data at a rapid rate while on the move, the uGPS Rapid Mapper™ maintains acceptable accuracy levels that are comparable to those of static scanners. This is the case whether the scanner is operating in closed or open loop mapping mode.
4. One-of-a-Kind Product. Its adaptability, accuracy, ease of use and minimal maintenance requirements make the uGPS Rapid Mapper™ an underground scanner with no equal. High-spec sensors coupled with complex, sophisticated motion estimation and filtering algorithms add to the uniqueness and usefulness of this device.