6 day Long Workshop Successfully ended on a High Note

PEC Drone workshop
PEC Drone workshop
PEC Drone workshop

In a transformative week-long workshop, Punjab Engineering College (PEC) served as a crucible for innovation and exploration in the field of drone technology. One workshop titled Advanced Mapping through Drone Applications (AMDA - 2024) organized under the banner of the Kalpana Chawla Chair of Geospatial Technology at PEC Chandigarh. The workshop brought together a diverse array of experts, scholars, and enthusiasts to delve into the intricacies of drone technology and its applications across various domains. The words of Prof. Baldev Setia (Director PEC) that Drone Technology will be the important parameter for the Viksit Bharat during the closing ceremony is so relevant in this era. His vision for promoting the latest technology and innovation served as a guiding light for organizing this event.

This workshop got participation from IIT Tirupati, Central University of HP, HP University, Punjab University, Chandigarh University, Thapar University, IISER, BBMB, Road Safety wing apart from research scholars and faculty from PEC.

The inaugural session, graced by Sh. Maneesh Kumar, Jt. DG (DGCA) set the stage for a week of insightful discussions. His wealth of experience in aviation safety provided invaluable insights into the regulatory landscape governing drone operations. Shri Thulasiraman Krishnan (Director DGCA), further elucidated the drone guidelines, drawing from his extensive involvement in Unmanned Aircraft Systems activities. Complementing the regulatory discourse was Sh. Ajay Godara (Founder, Enovate Skills) who conducted hands-on drone assembly training. His passion for technology and commitment to shaping the future resonated with the participants, fostering an environment of collaboration and learning. As the workshop progressed, participants were treated to a diverse array of sessions highlighting the myriad applications of drone technology. Sh. Puyam S Singh (Scientist, NE Space Application Centre) shared his expertise in UAV data processing software usage and 3D model creation. The following days featured insightful sessions on applications in Agriculture, Railways etc. by Sh. Rahul Jain (MD, Matrix Geo Solutions), helped participants to go through the flight planning processes. Further, Dr. Manmeet Singh (Scientist, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology) provided knowledge of deep learning- based high-impact short-range numerical weather predictions and engaged participants.

A site visit was also arranged for the participants by the Survey of India office in Chandigarh. Sh. Sandeep Kaushal (Engineer, SOI) gave an overview of the various projects viz. Large Scale Mapping and SVAMITVA Scheme, CORS Network, Drone Mapping/Operations, Data Processing of Drone Images(ORI), Feature Extraction of ORI. Apart from above, participants had also visited GTS standard Benchmark which is situated in the Survey of India Complex. Er. Gaurav Kumar Singh (Superintending Surveyor, SOI) elucidated the various uses of drone technology adopted by SOI, providing valuable insights into its practical applications. He also shared that India has shown its presence in Antarctica recently and successfully completed the first drone mission in Antarctica.

Further, Dr. S.K. Sharma (Scientist, IIRS), Dr. D.P. Shukla (Faculty, IIT Mandi), Dr Reet Tiwari (Faculty, IIT Ropar) covered a wide range of topics, including UAV data processing, disaster management, Landslide, Glacier applications, providing participants with a comprehensive understanding of the latest developments in the field. The final day of the workshop culminated in dynamic discussions, thought-provoking questions, and constructive exchanges that not only broadened participant's knowledge but also fostered a sense of community and collaboration.

The valedictory function in the Senate hall and Sh. Pradeep Singh (Dy. Surveyor General, SOI) graced the occasion as Chief Guest and shared that the large number of villages and states has already been mapped using Drones SOI. He also gave valuable insights into future opportunities in Survey of India, inspiring participants to continue their pursuit of innovation and discovery. Prof. S.K. Singh (Faculty, PEC) thanked the participants and experts for visiting PEC and motivated them to use advanced technology not only for the mapping projects only, but for the various applications also. Prof. Baldev Setia (Director PEC) in his closing remarks motivated participants to work in the drone technology field. He also congratulated the team led by Prof. S.K. Singh, Dr. Har Amrit Singh Sandhu (Coordinator) along with students (Ankur Sharma, Vanshika Bhardwaj, Shubham Bhadoriya, Saijal Verma, Prakul Lath, and Akhilesh) of the Civil Engineering Department to facilitate the seamless execution of the workshop.

Recent Research Activities

Structural, morphological, and opto-electrical properties of Y2-xYbxO3 nanoparticles synthesized using co-precipitation method
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A comparative analysis of solvent cast 3D printed carbonyl iron powder reinforced polycaprolactone polymeric stents for intravascular applications
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Sustainable magnetically recoverable Iridium coated Fe3O4 nanoparticles for enhanced catalytic reduction of organic pollutants in water
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Correlation between the Mechanical and Tribological Properties of Rutile Reinforced LM27 Alloy Composite
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Mathematical depiction of costing perspectives allied with the dynamics of processed food supply chain
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Sn coated Fe3O4 nanoparticles for selective and efficient oxidation of anthracene to anthraquinone
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L Style n-MOSFET Layout for Mitigating TID Effects
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Thiophenol amine-based Schiff base for colorimetric detection of Cu2+ and Hg2+ ions
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Flash Spark Plasma Sintering of SiC: Impact of Additives
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SIFTBCS: scale invariant feature transform based fuzzy vault scheme in biometric cryptosystem
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Single sample face recognition using deep learning: a survey
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Investigations of effect of hydroxyl-terminated polybutadiene-based polyurethane binders containing various curatives on thermal decomposition behaviour and kinetics of energetic composites
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Time-dependent mechanistic insight into photo-degradation of mixed hydrophobic disperse dyes by magnetically separable nitrogen iron codoped titania under visible light using process variable optimization
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Visualization and analysis of key performance indicators for agricultural cold supply chain in Indian context using fuzzy DEMATEL approach.
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Evaluation of corrosion resistance, mechanical integrity loss and biocompatibility of PCL/HA/TiO2 hybrid coated biodegradable ZM21 Mg alloy
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Critical Behavior of Relaxor〖 Pb〗_0.91 La_0.09 (Zr_0.65 Ti_0.35 ) O_3: Interplay between Polar Nano Regions, Electrocaloric and Energy Storage Response
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Mathematical depiction of costing perspectives allied with the dynamics of processed food supply chain
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Long-Short Term Memory Auto-Encoder based Position Prediction Model for Fixed-wing UAV during Communication Failure
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Multispectral transmission through phoxonic crystal slot-waveguide at midwave infrared frequencies
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Audio-video emotional response mapping based upon Electrodermal Activity
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Comparative analysis of radiation tolerant analog circuit layout in 180 nm CMOS technology for space application
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Adaptive qXE-LMF Filter for Improving Power Quality Using Grid Supporting Photovoltaic System
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L Style n-MOSFET Layout for Mitigating TID Effects
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Depression status identification using autoencoder neural network
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Finite element analysis of dental implant surgical guides
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4-Hydroxy Enigmol, a 1-Deoxyphytosphingolipid that Exhibit Good Activity against Prostate and Colon Cancer
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Dynamic, Hydraulic properties of spatially varied pond ash within an ash pond for Reclamation of abandoned/closed ash pond.
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Progress in bioactive surface coatings on biodegradable Mg alloys: A critical review towards clinical translation
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Metamaterial Absorbers for Microwave/THz applications
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Audio-video emotional response mapping based upon Electrodermal Activity
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Ballistic Rectifier for Thermoelectric and Terahertz Applications
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Flexible Ag@LiNbO3/PVDF Composite Film for Piezocatalytic Dye/Pharmaceutical Degradation and Bacterial Disinfection
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BRIEFBCS: binary robust independent elementary features based fuzzy vault scheme in BCS
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Novel Vanillin-based hybrids inhibit quorum sensing and silences phenotypical expressions in Pseudomonas aeruginosa
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Health Risk Assessment of Gurdaspur, Punjab, India Using Field Experiments and GIS: A Groundwater Perspective
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Transparent glass-nanocomposites possessing piezoelectric ZnO/Zn2SiO4 nanocrystallites for piezocatalytic dye degradation
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Audio-video emotional response mapping based upon Electrodermal Activity
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RF MEMS SWITCH FOR HIGH FREQUENCY APPLICATION
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Transparent glass-nanocomposites possessing piezoelectric ZnO/Zn2SiO4 nanocrystallites for piezocatalytic dye degradation
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Comparative analysis of radiation tolerant analog circuit layout in 180 nm CMOS technology for space application
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IoT Based Accident Prevention, Detection and Alert System using GPS & Heat Mapping of Accident Prone Areas of Chandigarh
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Self-biased characteristics of NZCF/BCZT layered magnetoelectric composites: A novel coupling paradigm in magnetoelectricity
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Synthesis and Characterization of CoCrFeNi1.75-xTi0.25+x High Entropy Alloy
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Dynamic, Hydraulic properties of spatially varied pond ash within an ash pond for Reclamation of abandoned/closed ash pond.
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Comparative analysis of radiation tolerant analog circuit layout in 180 nm CMOS technology for space application
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Flash Spark Plasma Sintering of SiC: Impact of Additives
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Flexible Ag@LiNbO3/PVDF Composite Film for Piezocatalytic Dye/Pharmaceutical Degradation and Bacterial Disinfection
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Electrochemical detection of herbicide atrazine using porous MnO2-NiO nanocatalyst
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IoT Based Accident Prevention, Detection and Alert System using GPS & Heat Mapping of Accident Prone Areas of Chandigarh
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Flattening of free energy profile and enhancement of energy storage efficiency near morphotropic phase boundary in lead-free BZT-xBCT
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Self-Switching Device (SSD) as Terahertz/Microwave detector
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Electric Field Sensor for Electromagnetic Pulse Measurement
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Long-Short Term Memory Auto-Encoder based Position Prediction Model for Fixed-wing UAV during Communication Failure
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Modelling of barriers encumbering the advancement of processing technologies towards lean manufacturing principles.
Mohit Tyagi
Surface Displacement Analysis of Road-Cut Slopes in the Vicinity of Koteshwar Area, Uttarakhand, India
Dr. Har Amrit Singh Sandhu
Progress in bioactive surface coatings on biodegradable Mg alloys: A critical review towards clinical translation
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High-Temperature Corrosion Performance of FeAl-Based Alloys Containing Carbon in Molten Salt
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Characterization and Quasi-Static Compressive Response Of Closed Cell Al2024-B4Cp Composite Foams and Their Energy Absorption Characteristics
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Electrochemical detection of herbicide atrazine using porous MnO2-NiO nanocatalyst
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Electrochemical Behavior of Aluminum-Molybdenum Surface Composites Developed by Friction Stir Processing
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GaN HEMTs FOR HIGH FREQUENCY APPLICATIONS
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Tribological behaviour of transparent ceramics: A review
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A comprehensive review of grid-connected solar photovoltaic system: Architecture, control, and ancillary services
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Modulation of polar dynamics with oxygen vacancies in Zn doped BaZr0.1Ti0.9O3
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Effect of polar nano region dynamics on pyroelectric energy conversion efficiency of doped BaTiO3
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Visualization and analysis of key performance indicators for agricultural cold supply chain in Indian context using fuzzy DEMATEL approach.
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Electromagnetic Pulse Sensor
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Fluorine-containing 2,3-diaryl quinolines as potent inhibitors of methicillin and vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: Synthesis, antibacterial activity and molecular docking studies
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L Style n-MOSFET Layout for Mitigating TID Effects
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Analyzing the thermal, economic, and environmental dynamics of phase change materials used in cold chain applications.
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Visualization and Assessment of Energy Efficiency Drivers and Solution Practices for Temperature-controlled Supply Chain Operations.
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