Models of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), designed by students of Jawaharlal Nehru National College of Engineering (JNNCE), were demonstrated on the campus of the college here on Friday.
The models included a radio-controlled aircraft which runs on solar energy, and “Free Bird”. The radio-controlled aircraft has been designed by Aman Kumar Chaudhary, Narottam Kumar, Nitesh Kumar and Sabyasachi Choudhary, students of BE Mechanical Engineering, under the guidance of Aditya Kumar Mishra, scientist, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), as part of their project. Samarth Ganga and Sumukha Bhat, students of the same department, have designed “Free Bird”, a model of UAV. They had participated in a workshop on micro-air vehicles at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, which was sponsored by Boeing Company.
Gurumurthy, an alumnus of the college, who has a passion for developing UAVs, also demonstrated some of the mini aircraft in his collection. Secretary of National Education Society S.V. Thimmaiah, and principal of JNNCE Srinivasa Rao Kunte were among those present.
Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering D.S. Ramakrishna told The Hindu that seminars, competitions and demonstrations on aeronautical engineering would be held at the college in the coming days. Fabrication and flying of unmanned air vehicles designed by students would be promoted, he said.