A drone made by the students of Poornima College of Engineering (PCE), Jaipur has been selected in the top-20 in the first round of the National Drone Ranking Competition. It is the only team from Rajasthan to reach this point in this competition, which is organized by Aviation and Space Federation for Universe (ASFU), India, Dorotics ( Drone and Robotics), BIAG, and International Games Board. For this, drones were prepared by different colleges across the country and their videos were submitted.
The team of Lakhan Singh, Harshit Parmar, Kanishk Pamecha and Anjana crafted the autonomous and GPS model drone under the guidance and support of the Udaan Aeromodelling Club of the college. One of the team members Harshit Parmar informed that this drone weighing about one kilogram can fly up to a height of 120 meters and it can also carry a weight of about 200 grams with it.
Data from the beta flight software is fed into the flight controller and the drone automatically moves to whatever location it is given and lands back after tracking. On the basis of various parameters like controlling and functioning of the drone and response to this video on social media, these top-20 teams were selected from the entries from across the country for the second round.
Ar. Rahul Singhi (Director, Poornima Group); Dr. Mahesh Bundele (Director, PCE); Dr. Pankaj Dhemla (Vice Principal, PCE); Dr. Garima Mathur (Faculty Advisor & HOD, Department of ECE) and Dr. Payal Bansal (Faculty Coordinator, Udaan Aeromodelling Club) congratulated these students for this achievement.