The project aims to explore the hyper spectral remote sensing applications in characterizing plant and soils for quantitative assessment. Plausible results have been obtained by flight testing of a fixed wing UAV and a multi-rotor boarded with infrared and visible wavelength ranged sensors.
Aarush is a prototype of the UAV developed with financial resources and engineering mentoring support from Lockheed Martin Corporation. Traffic Management, Geomatics, Mining Surveillance, Border patrol are just some of the areas in which this UAV can be put to effective, efficient use.
Aarush X2 is the optimized version of Aarush X1. Drawing upon the same design philosophy to retain the precise and dependable flight experience, while featuring a smaller footprint and with reduced fuel consumption, this UAV is meant for missions where vehicle size matters.
Aarush-M is the younger sibling of Aarush. Drawing upon the same design philosophy to retain the precise and dependable flight experience, while featuring a smaller footprint and with reduced fuel consumption, this UAV is meant for missions where vehicle size matters.
Vihaan is a UAS which was developed for the primary purpose for competing in SUAS competition in the year 2014. It incorporates a COTS airframe, Skywalker X-8 and uses a dedicated catapult launch system designed and developed in-house for short take offs. The stock airframe was reinforced with carbon fiber for making the system more robust and sustain the elements.
ASTRA, designed to meet the objectives of AUVSI Student UAS competition. ASTRA (Autonomous Surveying and Terrestrial Reconnaissance Aircraft) is a modified Sig Rascal 110 R/C aircraft controlled by the ArduPilot Mega, an open-source autopilot. Capable of following dynamically changing waypoints.
GARUDA, a modified Sig Rascal 110 R/C aircraft along with its Ground Control System is capable of performing autonomous flight & navigation, simultaneously gathering actionable surveillance data using optical sensors.
The UAS Icarus is a modified Sig Rascal 110 R/C aircraft controlled by an indigenously developed auto pilot system. Icarus uses a gimbal stabilized network camera to transmit real time imagery to its Imagery Station over a Wi-Fi link for real time target detection. Safety is of paramount importance as Icarus can be controlled by its Ground Control Station over a 2.4 GHz wireless link.
BulBul is a close range UAS designed to participate in the AUVSI Student UAS competition 2010. The airframe was picked commercially off the shelf so that the team could spend more time on designing the system rather than just an airframe. However, developing an indigenous low-cost airframe is on the priority list of the team.