Sky is the limit

Aaditi Isaac, TNN

A team from Delhi Technological University (DTU) recently won the third position in an unmanned aerial systems competition held in the US. Aaditi Isaac reports

The 11-member team from Delhi Technological University (DTU) came third in the 10Annual Students’ Unmanned Aerial Systems competition organised by Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), Maryland, US.

The team designed and developed the Garuda — an unmanned aircraft , which can be used for taking high definition photographs . Talking about the features of the aircraft, Bhavya Narain Gupta, second year, BTech engineering physics, DTU, says, “The aircraft is capable of taking high definition photographs through the G10 camera at a range of 150-750 feet above the mean sea level. The images are tagged with the GPS location and are processed for information at the ground station through a software made by the team. The unmanned aircraft flew at 300 feet above the ground level. We made the aircraft free of control through the autopilot , which helped in the autonomous take-off , navigation and landing for 20 minutes.”