E-Workshop on Drone working and principle
We will like to appreciate Hamid for Initiating and organizing workshop on ‘Drone : Working & Principle’ on 20th July. We applaud your efforts in gathering more than 500 registrations from different colleges and schools for this workshop and smoothly conducting it under UEM Jaipur Aeromodeling Club.
Autonomous VTOL UAV with Vision based decision and Optical flow Obstacle avoidance for Precision Agriculture.
Fixed wing hybrid UAV that will be guided by RTK (Real time kinematic) technique GPS which precisely track the path given to drone, can hover about with cm accuracy level, this is aided with laser and conventional blanket sprayer which can destroy weed, migratory locust and their egg, termite, harmful insects that damages vegetables very precisely. Micro NIR (near-Infrared) sensor and camera will be attached for thermal and color imaging and monitoring of crops and vegetable farming for healthy vegetation, farmers can also avail this service for various purpose as per their requirement drone can be customized. Position control of VTOL is mostly realized by an additional feedback loop an attitude controller. Besides the inertial measurement unit (IMU) which is used for attitude control, additional sensors like a vision-based system or a RTK GPS sensor have to be installed on the UAV to gather absolute position data. This is one step towards a fully autonomous UAV, which must be able to start, hover, navigate and land without interaction with a human pilot. The trajectory tracking algorithm can be used to navigate to a landing platform, where camera-based autonomous hovering is applied. The on board obstacle avoidance system prevent the UAV from collision with the help of LIDAR and optical flow sensor.
Chattra Vishwakarma Award
Our project on Autonomous VTOL UAV with Vision based decision and Optical flow Obstacle avoidance for Precision Agriculture got selected for AICTE – Chattra Vishwakarma Award 2019 and recieved 1.5 lakhs of funding from college.