A group of elite commandoes are to land on a beach to enter a fortress. The area is highly guarded and very difficult to approach. A compact unmanned vehicle is to be sent which can negotiate through water, land and air silently and stealthily for surveillance.
9. Underwater Survey System
An unmanned vehicle is to be conceptualised to reach the underwater bed (depth of 6m) , crawl, negotiate underwater obstacles and measure various terrain parameters at various points across its width (100m) and generate the bed profile.
Technology targeted: Under water mobility, soil bearing capacity measurement, current negotiation, self-extraction, under water imaging
10. Surveillance in Multi-storey building
A group of terrorists are holed up inside a multi-storey building with some hostages. The surrounding area of the building is clear causing difficulty for the soldiers to approach. A solution is to be provided to approach the building, traverse through different floors to locate the enemy. While negotiating through the building, the building plan is to be auto generated on real time by transmitting the necessary information to an operator located outside the building at a safe distance.
Technology targeted: Mobility, Map generation, Collision avoidance, Real time Image processing and transmission
11. Battlefield debris clearance
There is lot of debris left behind after a war on a battlefield such as broken down machines, systems, equipment, damaged equipment, shelters, left over parts/components by the soldiers, unexploded bombs, bomb and bullets shells, debris of crashed or shot down aircraft including trenches etc. A solution is to be provided for a quick robotics and unmanned system for clearing the debris from the battlefield so as to make it same as it was before the war. The solution should be fast, unmanned and should be able to move in a battlefield zone.
Technology targeted: Cross-country mobility, large and heavy load lifting capability, real time image processing and transmission
12. Mine detection and clearance
During security threats or wars, soldiers lay a lot of anti-personal mines to stop or delay the enemy advance. But the same mines become a danger for own troops during peace time. As of now there are manual methods of demining with lot of danger exposed to human being. A solution is to be proposed for a robotic and unmanned system, which can move into the mine field autonomously, detect the mines and remove or disable them. The vehicle should be able to move over the mines without detonating them.
Technology targeted: Mine detection, design for moving over ground with low ground pressure to avoid mine detonation
13. Robotic Assistive Device for divyang persons
Due to unfortunate events/accidents or by birth certain person become divyang. A solution is to be proposed for development of a robotics assistive device which will complement the function not available to a divyang person. The solution may be proposed for but to limited to normal gait, vision or speech etc. The solution should be economically affordable, light and user friendly.
14. Any other defence application for Robotics and Unmanned Systems not covered above
Any idea or solution which have a high potential for a defence application can be mentioned under this category, if they are not relevant to any of the above applications mentioned at 1 to 13.