National Programme on Micro Air Vehicle (NPMICAV) is a joint initiative of Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Department of Science and Technology (DST). Objective of NPMICAV is to indigenously develop Micro Air Vehicle (MICAV) technologies at sub-system as well as system level. MICAVs are defined as small aerial vehicles (fixed, rotary or flapping wing) with their largest dimension not exceeding 300 mm. These vehicles are meant to address a large number of civilian and military applications including search and rescue, disaster management, traffic monitoring and management, remote sensing, terrain mapping, etc. NPMICAV announces a national level competition to be jointly organized by National Aerospace Laboratories ( CSIR-NAL) and Aeronautical Development Establishment (DRDO-ADE) to showcase the current status of MICAVs in India. This event will bring together national labs / industry / academia to demonstrate the capabilities developed by them.
Bring out the capability of vehicles and technologies being developed in the country for performing a defined mission using multiple MICAVs (Fixed Wing, Rotary Wing, Flapping
Wing and combinations) and Unmanned Ground vehicles (UGVs).
|FOCUS / THRUST AREAS
Communication, Precise Navigation, Sensor Capabilities, Video Transmission, Multi Vehicle
coordination, Cooperative flying, Vision based manual flying through windows.
Competition will be held during Januay 2014
MICAVs which will fit into a 300mm sphere is allowed inside flyzone
MINI Air Vehicles (MINAVs) > 300mm but not exceeding 2m wing span can fly in the zone but above 500m Above Ground Level (AGL)
UGVs of size - Upto 2m can be used
Points will be awarded for part completion of the mission
Participating teams will be required to complete a mission in stipulated time.
Rs. 3 Lakh
Runner up : Rs. 2 Lakh
Second Runner up : Rs. 1 Lakh
Best Design : Rs 1 Lakh
|CONTACTS | Post your queries at firstname.lastname@example.org)
| Raghavendra Bhadrinath
Event Coordinator, MICAV-2013, Knowledge and Technology
Management Division, National Aerospace Laboroatories, Kodihalli, Bangalore – 560017
Phone – 080 – 2508 6149, Mobile – 0 94480 24616
|Dr. G Ramesh
Head, MAV Unit
National Aerospace Laboratories, Kodihalli, Bangalore –
Phone – 080 2505 1730