As you are aware, our great nation is celebrating the 75th anniversary of Indian Independence. Prime Minister of India has inaugurated the Nationwide celebrations, to celebrate this great occasion as “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” on 12 March 2021. To commemorate this monumental occasion, Astronautical Society of India (ASI) is participating in this Mahotsav, by organizing a set of web series activities, to disseminate technical, constitutional and ancient Indic knowledge to the astronautics fraternity of the nation, for a resurgent, Aatma Nirbhar Bharat.

Chairman ISRO/President ASI, has kindly inaugurated the Amrit Mahotsav on 03 September 2021.

In Continuation of this Mahotsav celebrations and its continued endeavor to develop scientific temperament in the country, ASI has conducted this unique workshop on 04 December 2021 & 11 December 2021

Inagurated by: Dr. (Ms.)Tessy Thomas
                         :Director General (Aeronautical Systems), DRDO/ Vice President - ASI

Date: 04 December 2021

1. On Fundamentals of Mars Rotocraft
Speaker: Prof. Abhishek, IIT Kanpur

    Highlights of 1st Talk:
  • Fundamentals of Mars Rotocraft (Why Helicopter and not conventional Quadcopter)
  • Rotocraft Design Challenges for Martin atmosphere
  • Aeromechanics and blade design for Mars helicopter

2. Perception, sensor fusion & navigation for Mars Rotocraft using MATLAB & Simulink
Speaker: Dr. Shashi Poddar, CSIR

    Highlights of 2nd Talk:
  • Design of Inertial Navigation Systems and sensor Modelling
  • Vision based navigation for an Environment without GPS Availability
  • Vision Aided Inertial Navigation for Unmanned Vehicle
  • Sensor Fusion Architecture with Different Sensing Modalities (viz. LIDAR/RADR etc.)

Date: 11 December 2021

1. Rigid body dynamics, flight dynamics and control of Rotocraft for Martian Environment
Speaker: Prof. Mangal Kothari, IIT Kanpur

    Highlights of 1st Talk:
  • Rigid body dynamics
  • Rotor Aerodynamics and Controls

2. Alogorithm deployment and Co-simulation with visualization tools
Speaker: Prof. Mangal Kothari, IIT Kanpur

    Highlights of 2nd Talk:
  • Autopilot Development-software/ hardware architectures

3. Experimental Assessment of Rotocraft performance in Low Density Atmosphere
Speaker: Prof. Ranjith M., IIT Madras