DB3 Underground Drone

DB3 ™ Underground Drone

Transforming Safety

Unlike other underground drones, SafeSight’s DB3 Underground Drone Technology was developed in a narrow vein environment. Hardened with the capability to access openings as small as 2m x 2m, the DB3accesses most unacceptable spaces that other drones won’t even attempt.

Servicing not only the needs of larger mining environment but smaller mines as well is only one of the many key differentiators in our underground drone platform. Working directly with daily operations, our platform has been optimized to support both safety and productivity. Our DB3 payload, the SafeScanner produces geo-referenced point clouds in under 25 minutes post flight. No need for third party software or other costly additional solutions. From Flight  to Site Plan in one simple drag and drop. 

The DB3 has the capability to access tight spaces effectively and produce flight results and mapping immediately. This powerful solution is a safety transforming tool that also significantly impacts the operational efficiency and productivity of the sites that deploy it

Changing Underground Development

Safer, Faster Development


3D mapping

The DB3 is equipped with our revolutionary Safescanner payload. With the safe scanner in place the DB3 is able to produce 3-D models of the flight environment on board.

Once the flights complete Safescanner constructs in optimize 3-D modelWith limited to no shadowing. A default PTS format is produce but users can request alternative formats [LAS, DFX, etc )

3-D model production takes between 10 and 25 minutes post flight and can be retrieved from the DB three using a standard USB.

This allows the operator to review results immediately underground or transmit them to surface for analysis and support.


Pilot Assist

The DB3 comes equipped with a full pilot assist configuration. This allows for the operator to ensure they are always in complete control of the drone at all times while at the same time providing key assistance in accessing tight spaces. Using SafeSight’s  autonomous hover and obstacle avoidance features operators can access close proximity flights that allow access into narrow openings unachievable by other underground drones.

These features create ease-of-use while ensuring the operator is always in complete control of the technology


Automatic GeoReferencing

Processing and applying the 3-D mapping Geo reference data from the DB threes safescanner payload requires no third-party software, no additional solution set from Safesight, and knows ongoing service support from our Safesight team

The DB3 SafeScanner payload is a self-contained mapping solution. Capturing the data post flight is only a small component of this highly effective solution.

The DB3 SafeScanner automatically Geo references the point cloud so that it can be easily integrated into site plans to support planning, reconciliation and block modeling.

The power of this transformation is completely in your hands to transform your site


HD Video

The DB3 provides options to gather valuable video data or capture high definition Images and video can be viewed immediately and provide critical information regarding the safety of the environment, the condition of the face and support more effective planning and development. 

The SafeScanner

The Power is in the Payload

Safesight‘s lightweight plug and play payload creates a self-contained 3-D mapping, video capture capability data intelligence utility in any of its configurations.

Creating 3-D mapping in minutes with no user post flight processing the SafeScanner is a powerful asset to create safer operations and transform operational efficiencies.

Safescanner‘s click on click off mounting system allows it to be easily adapted in several configurations.


Adaptable Handheld Scanner

  • Handheld the safe scanner can and be easily carried and used to 3D map drifts, long holes in other areas accessible to foot traffic.
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Ground Based Application

  • Safesight‘s mounting solution allows the safe scanner to be attached to droids, our DEEPTraxx micro trucks or any terrestrial vehicle. 
  • This allows for rapid scanning in large areas such as drifts and ramps for bulk data collection.
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Access Confined Space

Safescanner can be configured for cable to access that allows for it to be vertically lowered through:

  • Grizzlies
  • Shaft compartments and
  • Narrow opening for which flight and ground-based access is impossible


Design and Optimized hazardous Data Collection

Quick Clip mounting system
Run Time2 hrs
Climbing Rate100ft/sec
Mobile LiDAR enabled
Self Charging storage case
Climber Modes Video, Face Images, 3D Mapping
Autonomous- Pilot Assist Autonomous Hover and Collision prevention
Manual ControlTouch control using Rail Runner APP -forward, backward, pause, return home.
Collision Detection Front and rear obstacle detection
Flight AccessibilityOpenings 2mX2m and larger with Pilot Assist active
Illumination 2000 lumens
Video and Images HD, low light FPV technology
Data overlays Date/Time, distance markers, platform overlay
Included Accessories Surface Pro, USB 3, Continuous charge storage case
SLAM Mapping Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) based LiDAR mapping +/- 0.03% drift
Lidar range0.40m to 100m
Lidar accuracy+/- 30 mm
Mapping accuracy+/- 20 mm in general environment
+/- 15 mm in typical underground and indoor environments
+/- 5 mm for close range scanning
Angular field of view
LiDAR Data acquisition speedup to 600,000 points/sec
Automatic Geo-referencing On board geo-referencing of the PTS
3D model output - Site Plan readyOn board production of the 3D model within 25 min of the scan completion.
Maximum data capture travelling speed:
Start / stop scanning while in motion:
Outputs: Full resolution point clouds, decimated point clouds, trajectory
Point cloud file format: PTS, LAS, DFX
Point cloud attributes: Intensity, range, time, return number and ring number
Processing parameters: Pre-set modes: Video, Face, LiDAR
Laser safety: Class 1 eye safe
USB 3: High speed data offload
Storage: 500 Gigabytes – approximately 12 hours of sensor data
Operating temperature: 0-50°C

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