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What is the Difference between Hardware & Software NPNT Solution & their impact on flight performance?

DGCA (Director General of Civil Aviation) has defined a NPNT i.e. No Permission No Take-off as mandatory compliance for all RPA in India. One of the fantastic architectural concepts of NPNT framework is capability of RPA to take permission in digital format using digital certificate keys. The Digital Sky and RPA requires an active Digital certificate for data security. The digital certificate is used to sign the data and encrypt/decrypt it. This end-to-end secure communication of data is meant to

What is an RFM Provider and its role in NPNT?

The definition of an RFM (Registered Flight Module) provider can be found in DGCA guidance manual in section #1.3 at page #34. As per DGCA, Registered Flight Module Provider is used to refer an RPAS manufacturer or any agency who has partnered with the drone manufacturer to manage digital certificates and related software/security aspects of the registered flight module. Let’s understand it in detail. A primary and the most critical role in NPNT is of the RFM provider.

Is NPNT Compliance a Burden? Think Again…

DGCA (Director General of Civil Aviation) has defined NPNT i.e. No Permission No Take-off as a mandatory compliance for all RPA’s in India. As part of this compliance, the RPA must seek permission from the Digital Sky platform for each flight before take-off.  The permission is granted in the form of Permission Artefact (PA) from the Digital Sky platform. Primarily, NPNT has following three functions. Permission Control – As part of Permission Artefact, the RPA gets geo-fence within which the RPA must

Drone Robots Assisting Governments Mitigate Covid-19 Pandemic across the Globe

The wide spread impact of the Corona virus pandemic on people, economies and governments across the globe isn’t hidden from anyone. Governments, medical fraternity, health organisations are facing the highest magnitude of stress during the current health crisis. Tech-enabled solutions are helping ease the pressure to some extent. And drone robots along with AI, ML, Big Data are a few technologies that are assisting Governments fight the pandemic. The key to tackle the outbreak is Find, Quarantine, Treat and Isolate people.

Dual Navigation (GPS) Sensors on Drones Explained

Dual Navigation (GPS) Sensors on Drones Explained Drone or UAV waypoint navigation systems are more advanced than the navigation systems used in the handheld devices. The navigation sensors (IRNSS/GPS/GLONAS etc.) with the help of satellites tells a device its location in a two or three dimensional space. Incase of drones, the navigation system plays a crucial role in maintaining stability, heading, altitude and speed. With the help of the sensors, an RPAS can be programmed to follow certain routes, generally referred to

PDRL is set to introduce India’s First eVTOL Autonomous Aerial Vehicle (AAV)

India’s first electric vertical take-off & landing technology based autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV), is soon to be introduced by PDRL i.e. Passenger Drone Research Pvt. Ltd. PDRL’s aerial vehicle is built with the capability of carrying four passengers from one-point-to-another (P2P) with a payload of 1000 kilograms. The flight time for its generation one vehicle is 30 minutes in full charge of the green energy battery stack. With a maximum flight altitude of 2000 meters from ground, it’s capable of staying

Emergence of EVTOL in Flying Cars to Boost Jobs

We are in an era marked by rapid advances in automation and artificial intelligence. Cars that drive themselves, machines that read X-rays and algorithms that respond to customer-service inquiries – the technology-driven world in which we live is filled with promises. As these technologies increase productivity and improve our lives, the future beholds many such employment opportunities that will be focused to easing human life. Automation and the New World of Work When we are speaking about automation and powerful new technologies,