Good news for Mangalorians a gadget is developed to avoid mishaps at tabletop airports

Four engineering students from the Hindustan Engineering College in Coimbatore, who have developed a new technology under the guidance of Dr. K.R. Kaimal, Director of Sarabhai Institute of Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Claims that the tablet can help prevent accidents at the airport.

With the help of artificial intelligence and specially designed gadgets, they said, such accidents can be avoided.

“If the touchdown is exactly in front of the line, the pilot cannot stop the flight at the end using a possible deceleration. If the deceleration is more, there is a possibility of slipping away from the track.

In such a situation, the pilot can move beyond the endpoint, ”explained Dr KR Kamal, who retired from the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) after 33 years of service.
 At ISRO, he worked under former President late APJ Abdul Kalam and owns five other patents.

Tablet airport is a nightmare for pilots and there have been many accidents in the country, including the crash at Kozhikode International Airport last year that killed 22 people.

Innovators said many airports and pilots have shown interest and applied for patents.

One of the young scientists has already joined the French aircraft manufacturer Airbus Industry.

They said there are many reasons for accidents at tabletop airports in general, such as weather conditions, lighting arrangements, negligence and misunderstanding on the part of the pilot.

Dr. KR Kaimal said that the newly developed programme gives a warning to the pilot so that he can increase his speed and land at the nearest airport or the same airport after getting permission again.

He said that this process has been demonstrated at Hindustan Aeronautical Limited and Kozhikode Airport and many pilots have shown keen interest in it.

Keerthi K Radhakrishan explained, one of the innovators. “Accident statistics show that descents, approaches and landings are the most dangerous stages of flight and often cause 61% of accidents. We studied all the current and upcoming landing guide systems and came to the conclusion that despite the existing device of the landing system on the runways, pilots still make mistakes during referrals and landings which lead to many accidents.”

She said his product has an integrated system that indicates safe landing on the runway. The system consists of an array of transmitters with unique frequency signals installed on both sides of the runway touchdown zone. The emitted rays are detected by the same sensors installed in the aircraft. She said that this process clearly explains the runway for the pilot.

she said; “If the aircraft makes a proper landing in the touchdown zone, the installed flight sensors are activated and the system will signal to the pilot that a safe landing has been made. If the landing was incorrect, the sensor will not be activated and the system will alert the pilot with audio and visual alerts. This includes activating the pilot’s focus on landing the abortion and starting the go-around.”

Kaimal said that the second part of innovation is more important. “In critical situations, lakhs of neurons, developed of pilot fear and anxiety, are picked up by brain jelly sensors and then electromagnetically amplified.

That way, the flight mode can be changed autopiloting, “he said, adding that due to the unavailability of jelly sensors and the high cost, the second part of the experiment was left behind.

He said the new project could help pilots better assess landings and automatic takeoffs using brain jelly sensors in critical situations. “After the patent is received, the technology will be transferred to firms and airports that show interest,” he said.

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