Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
TiHAN is working on technology development for autonomous navigation in different modes of transport including ground, aerial and surface vehicles.
// Bio inspired Quad Wing UAV //
Abio-inspired, quad wing, flapping based Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is designed and developed. The UAV comprises a pair of fore wings and a pair of hind wings, with a central supporting spine to hold the fore wings and the hind wings. The UAV comprises at least one motor to provide the required power for the actuation of different wings. A gear train may also be arranged between the wings and the motor for converting rotary motion into flapping motion. A wireless communication module is provided to communicate and exchange the obtained information with a base station. Maximum velocity is at 30 km/hr with 180 degree turning capability in minimum wing beats for agile maneuvering conditions, flapping amplitude of the wings is 41 degrees and the maximum phase angle is 180 degrees. The weight of the bio-inspired UAV is 120 gm.
\\ Autonomous Bio inspired Flapping MAV \\
The usage and development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are increased rapidly in the fields of agriculture, health care, and military, etc. Based on the weight, UAVs are classified as Nano, Micro, Small, Medium, and Large Aerial Vehicles. More precisely, Nano, Micro, and small UAVs are widely used for the defense applications such as Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance. Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs), which come under a weight less than or equal to 2kg, are preferable for Surveillance applications. Due to the lightweight and flapping effect, the autonomous flight of MAVs is a major challenge in robotics. An autonomous Flapping MAV is developed which includes autonomous operations like take-off, cruising, landing, and loitering mode.