Against the backdrop of the recent incidents pertaining to aerial robots, the Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu, urged the research community of the country to come up with “more intelligent methods” as counter-solutions. He also encouraged the IITs to step forward for the same.
He said that large aerial robots, unmanned aerial vehicles and helicopters can be easily detected by advanced radars. However, the small ones flying at low heights are harder to be detected. Thus, the technologies that can track and take down those seemingly invincible aerial robots are what can be deemed as the “more intelligent methods”.
A large number of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) claim fool proof of their counter technologies against rogue aerial robots. However, the recent incursion testifies that there still are loopholes and vulnerabilities. This necessitates critical infrastructure sector to go out of the way and leverage more new-age technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning and internet of things.
Leaving no stone unturned in our research process, at Bharat Aero, we study the impact of electromagnetic waves on aerial robots in a simulated environment. This enables us to detect possible vulnerabilities and curb them beforehand. With this, we, at Bharat Aero, have helped several of our OEM partners in manufacturing robust counter solutions against potentially risky aerial robots, over the years.
Whether it is with regards to security of an organisation, its assets or privacy of an individual, aerial robots can pose innumerable challenges. Taking this into consideration, our endeavours at Bharat Aero, are also in line with the government’s call for more innovative solutions from the research community.