With the proliferation of cheap aircrafts including unregistered aerial robots, concerns for critical infrastructure organisations have increased manifold. This necessitates the firms to adopt a more holistic approach. For instance, America’s DoD (Department of Defense) has recently formulated a strategy mainly centered on collaboration with other entities, to tackle the concerns posed by those unauthorized aerial robots. Since all regions face various kinds of challenges, it seeks to render services that are more problem-specific rather than offering a one-size-fits-all solution. With that said, isn’t it high time that organisations in India also foster collaboration within the sphere of aerial robots?
While there are several counter solutions in place to neutralise or take down the unregistered aerial robots, they are substandard compared to those produced by the first world countries. This can be attributed to the lack of R&D efforts among other factors.
Acknowledging this, Bharat Aero, a research organisation, has been working closely with several Original Equipment Manufacturers to bolster them in producing more robust technology. Since Electromagnetic waves are at the heart of any neutralisation technique, it has been studying the impact of EMW on aerial robots through simulation and prototyping methods. With this, it helps OEMs in anticipating the possible challenges so that they can work accordingly on them before a fully-fledged technological solution is developed.
Since challenges pertaining to unauthorised aerial robots are multifarious, a counter-technology that is effective as well as affordable, is the need of the hour. This is exactly what Bharat Aero strives to do – deliver the best results that require minimum material costs.
With increasing use of aerial robots and more so amid the coronavirus pandemic, formulating a roadmap for addressing these concerns has become crucial. While this may include various measures, a collaboration between critical infrastructure and research organisations is one way to go.