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Students? pilotless plane may protect Delhi

The Delhi College of Engineering plans to launch five pilotless planes for the active surveillance of the National Capital Region during the Commonwealth Games in the year 2010.

education Updated: Sep 12, 2006 13:18 IST

The Delhi College of Engineering (DCE) plans to launch five pilotless planes for the active surveillance of the National Capital Region (NCR) during the Commonwealth Games in the year 2010.

Inspired by the huge success of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles of Delhi College of Engineering at the International Aerial Robotics Competition held at Georgia, USA, the DCE now hopes to do its bit to boost the internal security, safety and surveillance ability of the country, said DCE Principal PB Sharma.

“We have made a presentation to the Delhi government. The matter is under consideration by Delhi Government,” Jayant Ratti, president of DCE’s Robotics Society. On Friday, the college held its first ‘robotics seminar’ where participants included 400 students. On the occasion, the college also announced establishment of the Center of Excellence in Robotics at DCE.

The other projects which are being developed at DCE include an Indoor Navigation, Probing UAV, which is light weight. The UAV will be used for surveillance and reconnaissance of the interiors of buildings.

Another UAV which is pocket sized and only six inches in size is portable and easy to launch. It can be used for search and rescue operations. The Vehicle will also have surveillance camera and communication facilities. The vehicle will fly at altitudes in excess of 5,000 to 10,000 feet with extremely low noise.