Monday, January 25, 2021
Home Education News IIT-H sets up testbed on autonomous navigation (TiHAN) for unmanned aerial vehicles...

IIT-H sets up testbed on autonomous navigation (TiHAN) for unmanned aerial vehicles – Times of India


HYDERABAD: Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (IIT-H) got a new technology innovation hub on autonomous navigation (TiHAN) for unmanned aerial vehicles and remotely operated vehicles following a funding of Rs 135 crore from the department of science and technology, government of India.

The foundation stone of ‘TiHAN-IIT’ Hyderabad testbed for autonomous navigation systems (terrestrial and aerial) was laid by the union minister of education Ramesh Pokhriyal virtually on Tuesday.

The new hub has been established in two acres of land within the campus and the facilities are planned in phases. It will facilitate research grounds to investigate the functioning of unmanned and connected vehicles in a controlled environment by replicating different scenarios, ranging from frequently occurring to extreme cases that may ensue in real-life traffic operations.

“With an essential focus on the research and development of interdisciplinary technologies in the specific domain area of autonomous navigation and data acquisition systems, this hub focuses on addressing various challenges hindering the real-time adoption of unmanned autonomous vehicles for both terrestrial and aerial applications,” said Pokhriyal.

The testbed inaugurated by the IIT-H is first of its kind facility in any academic institution in the country. “One major requirement to make unmanned and connected vehicles more acceptable to the consumer society is to demonstrate its performance in real-life scenarios. However, it may become dangerous,” said BS Murty, director, IIT-H. “In general, both UAV and UGV testing may include crashes and collisions with obstacles, resulting in damage to costly sensors and other components. Hence, it is important to test new technologies developed in a safe, controlled environment before deployment,” he added.

All smart poles within the institute are enabled with communication providing technology with some poles designed with sprinklers to simulate rain scenario. “At present, there is no such testbed facility in India to evaluate the autonomous navigation of vehicles. Therefore, it is envisioned to address this gap by developing a fully functional and exemplary testbed facility dedicated to connected autonomous vehicles – CAVs in a portion of IIT-H campus,” said P Rajalakshmi, Project Director – TiHAN and professor, department of electrical engineering, IIT-H.

The hub will focus on sectors such as intelligent, autonomous transportation and systems, agriculture, surveillance and environmental and infrastructure monitoring. The developed testbed will be available for use by all the industries, research and development labs, academia conducting research and development in the broad areas of autonomous navigation.





Source link

Avatar
Sahilhttp://digitalguruji.org
In this blog our main motive is to provide you all kind of latest information about technology, politics, sports, and health. If you want to read this information then you should have to visit our website. This information will help you to increase your knowledge.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

IIFT 2021 Exam Analysis: Difficulty Level, Review – Times of India

IIFT Exam is taken by thousands of students every year for admission to courses like MBA. The IIFT Exam for this year took...

Kremlin says US interfering in Russian ‘domestic affairs’ – Times of India

MOSCOW: The Kremlin on Sunday accused the US embassy of interfering in Russia's domestic affairs after the mission distributed a "demonstration...

Applications open for M Phil courses at MKU from January 25 – Times of India

MADURAI: The application portal for M Phil programmes offered by various schools, departments and centres of Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU) will be opened...

IIT-H holds E-Summit 2k21 – a pragmatic advent – Times of India

HYDERABAD: The E-Summit 2k21 – a pragmatic advent, an entrepreneurship conclave organised by the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (IIT-H) concluded on Sunday....

Recent Comments