Recently, a senior official of the Drone Federation of India stated that India needs to invest more in technology to tackle the security challenges arising from rogue operations of aerial robots. The need to ramp up R&D in counter-drone technology is, in fact, imperative considering the rising number of unethical aerial activities especially amidst the pandemic.
Companies like Quidich Innovation Labs, AutoMicroUAS and Aarav Unmanned Systems are some of the key players in the research space pertaining to aerial robots. Following the trail left by these established companies, we, at Bharat Aero have also been putting our best foot forward in making indelible marks in the industry.
Our research works are mainly centred on electromagnetic waves and we analyse how they react when exposed to certain parts of an aerial robot. Our research findings are used as roadmaps by OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) in developing robust counter-technologies against potentially rogue aerial robots.
The existing technologies for countering aerial robots have several loopholes that poses all kinds of challenges. Thus, it is only by extensively researching on the counter-solutions can we address these problems.
Smit Shah, Director – Partnerships, Drone Federation of India (DFI) said that any capable person can assemble an aerial robot and fly it in any part of the country. He added that this is one of the main reasons why India needs to boost on its research works.
The fact that Bharat Aero performs research particularly on electromagnetic waves is because most counter-technologies are based on radars, radio-frequency devices, sensors, etc. Owing to our works, many companies have been able to equip themselves with cutting-edge technologies. The latter safeguards their critical assets from the scrutiny of aerial robots which may have been used with an ill intent.