SUCHAN

SUCHAN

SUCHAN is an all-composite, lightweight, modular mini-UAV designed and developed by CSIR-NAL. It has been designed to meet high altitude operational requirements and has a ceiling altitude of 5000m above sea level. Being indigenously designed and developed, this mini-UAV is a far more cost effective solution than other UAVs with similar payload capabilities and gives the advantage in terms of support and services.

It can be programmed for autonomous missions or operated manually utilizing the advanced avionics and precise GPS navigation. Being hand-launched Suchan provides aerial observation, day or night (with interchangeable camera options), at line-of-sight ranges up to 10 kilometres. It comes with a retractable 2-axis stabilized gimbal, which delivers real-time colour or infrared imagery to the indigenously designed and optimized ground control stations.

Parameters

Specifications

Wing Span

1.85m

Length

1.5 m

Max. Take-off Weight

~5 kg

Range

8-10 km

Endurance

60 - 90 minutes

Speed

10-20m/s

Operating Altitude

500 m AGL,  15,000 ft ASL ceiling altitude

Autopilot

PSOC based Controller Auto Pilot developed by NAL

In-house developed Control laws

GCS

In-house developed  software hosted on

Rugged, Waterproof Laptop

Mission planning,  Video  relay / recording

Payloads

Interchangeable Daylight or Thermal Camera with Gimbal control or Mapping Payload

Launch and Recovery

Hand-Launch and Belly Landing

 

Indigenous Content


All composite Structure


User Friendly GCS


Micro Autopilot

System

 

 


Surveillance Payload - Interchangeable (EO/IR) 2-axis Gimbal


Mapping Payload – Mirror less DSLR Camera along with the controller

Applications

Surveillance Application

Geospatial Mapping Applications

  1. Raster Scan Survey of large areas
  2. Static Object Tracking
  3. Detection, Recognition and Identification of Objects
  4. Moving Object Tracking

 

 

  1. Open Cast Mines
  2. Sand Ridges
  3. Other Civil Applications


Target tracking


3D mapping of the open cast coal mines (Sonepur-Bazari, Bahula, West Bengal)

 


Digital Elevation Model of the coal mines

 

e coal mines

 

Probable User for SUCHAN

USER / Department

Application

SUCHAN Support

NDMA

Search & Rescue Missions

  • Aerial Visual Support to identify stranded individuals, survivors for earthquakes, landslides, flash floods, etc.

Forest

Man – Animal Conflicts

  • Monitoring Elephant crossing over railway lines.
  • Monitoring movement of specific animals

Survey Department

Aerial Survey

  • Digital Elevation Model (DEM) of Terrain

Mining

Open Cast mine survey

  • DEM of mines.
  • Volume estimation of the dig and pile

Agriculture

NIR

  • Agriculture Field Scouting
  • NDVI mapping of agricultural land to help farmers
  • Irrigation management
  • Livestock Monitoring

Oil & Gas

Line Monitoring

  • Pipe Line Monitoring for 10km range

Armed Force

Border Patrol

  • Monitoring LOC
  • Perimeter Monitoring of the Army Base
  • Air Support for decision making


Last updated on : 24-08-2018 05:18:32pm