UAS-DTU is a team of undergraduate students of Delhi Technological University, devoted to developing indigenous technological solutions for UAVs. Our Ultimate Goal is to reduce India’s reliance on COTS products and foreign UAVs. Focussing on humanitarian uses of UAVs, we are developing a new generation of low-cost Image Processing Paradigms and Flight Control Systems to aid in Surveillance and Reconnaissance.
The Team, under mentorship and funding from Lockheed Martin, is the first to develop a Next Generation Urban UAS – Aarush X1, that is tailor- made for surveillance in urban jungles like Delhi and Mumbai. The team signed its first MoU with Lockheed Martin in 2009. The second MoU was signed in 2013, under which a new version of Aarush (Aarush X2) is being developed. The team annually participates in AUVSI’s SUAS competition, which stands for Student Unmanned Aerial Systems competition. The competition is held in Maryland, USA where more than 30 universities come every year with their UAVs hoping to win the competition. We are the first team from India to participate in this competition (Our first participation was in 2009), and also the first team from India to achieve a podium finish (We were ranked 3rd in 2012). In 2013, the team ranked 6th. After these years of experience through the competition and Lockheed Martin project, we are now capable of manufacturing Unmanned Aerial Systems for the market with the capabilities of Aerial Imagery, and GCS Softwares for the processing of these images.