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Drone Connectivity, Operations and Standards – TSDSI BIS Joint Online Workshop (October 4, 2021: Online)
October 4 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
TSDSI in partnership with BIS organized a workshop on Drone Connectivity, Operations and Standards on 4th October 2021, 0930-1330 IST.
Long range connectivity offered by telecom networks are a key to enabling Drone operations in real world use cases. This includes beyond Line of Sight operations, multi-drone operations, connecting to network compute and intelligence, monitoring etc. Standards are the essential enabler for unlocking the promise and potential of Drone applications and ecosystem.
TSDSI has published a technical report on Drone Communication Services Support in Cellular Networks (TSDSI TR 6007 V1.0.0). This report captures India specific flight requirements during takeoff, in-flight and post-flight operations. It also includes the requirements on the connectivity aspects between drones and 3GPP cellular network and recommendations for using Digital Sky platform [Ref: DGCA RPAS Guidance manual], a regulatory framework from Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), India for seamless and secure operations of Drones in Indian airspace.
TSDSI members are now carrying out a study on UAV assisted Cloud RAN for 5G and beyond (SI83).
BIS has taken the initiative of formulating standards for drones in the country. Initial drafts have been formulated with contributions from several academicians, industry stakeholders, entrepreneurs and committee members of UAV Systems Subcommittee constituted by BIS under the convenorship of Prof. S.N. Omkar.
About the Workshop:
BIS Drone Standards Subcommittee and TSDSI organized a deep-dive online workshop on Drone Connectivity, Operations and Standards on 4th October 2021. This workshop aimed to serve as a platform for aviation and telecom industries to collaborate for drafting standards to serve the connectivity needs for Drone Services. It discussed India based use cases, requirements, deployment experiences and challenges, and areas for standardization.
The workshop included talks from experts followed by a panel discussion to discuss way forward for development of standards.
Schedule: 4 October 2021, 09:30-13:30 IST
Workshop Chairs: Dr Samar Shailendra, Vice Chair- SG Networks, TSDSI ( Intel); Mr Satish Kanugovi, Member TSDSI (Nokia)
Workshop Conveners: Prof Omkar, Convener – UAV Systems Subcommittee, BIS; Mr Vijay Madan, Convener TSDSI Application Services Layer Standards Task Force and Mentor & Advisor- Services and Solutions
Workshop Coordinators: Capt. Ravindra Beniwal, BIS; Ms Sonia Sachdeva Sharma, Events Coordinator, TSDSI Secretariat.
Workshop Brochure: TSDSI-BIS Drones Workshop Brochure
Tentative Program Schedule:
|Drone Connectivity, Operations and Standards Online workshop
organized by TSDSI in partnership with BIS
04th October 2021
|SESSION TIME (IST)||SESSION NAME||TOPIC||SPEAKER|
|0930-0940||Opening Remarks||R. R. Singh, Scientist-E & HoD (Transport Engineering), BIS|
|0940-0950||Drone Regulations||Expert from DGCA* TBC|
|0950-1005||Drones Applications – Indian Use Cases and Requirements||Applications||Prem Kumar Vislawath (Marut Drones)|
|1005-1020||Applications||Sampath Kumaran (Adani Defence and Aerospace)|
|1020-1035||Applications||Alex Punnen, Nokia|
|1035-1050||Applications||ChandraKumar (Optimus Electronics)|
|G V V Sharma (IIT Hyderabad)|
|1050-1100||Drones Standards for Indian use cases and requirements||Standards – TSDSI||Samar Shailendra (VC – SGN, TSDSI)|
|1100-1110||Standards – BIS||S. N. Omkar (BIS)|
|1110-1125||Aviation Ecosystem||Raejus T Job (IISc Bangalore)|
|1125-1140||Test Bed for Drone Operations||Amrutur Bharadwaj (ARTPark-IISc)|
|1140-1155||Drones Connectivity and Ecosystem for Indian Scenarios||Connectivity||Debarati Sen (IIT Kharagpur)|
|1155-1210||Ecosystem||Dharmendra Singh (IIT Roorkee)|
|1210-1225||Ecosystem||Rajalakshmi (IIT Hyderabad)|
|1225-1235||Q & A||Q & A from Audience|
|1235-1325||Panel Discussion||Panel Discussion – Requirements, Challenges, and Way Forward for Drone Connectivity Standards in India||Moderator: Satish K|
|Panelists: Raejus T Job,|
|Prem Kumar, Amrutur Bharadwaj, Sampath Kumaran, MVB Sarma (TCS), AT Kishore (BIS)|
|1325-1330||Closing Remarks||Satish K (Nokia)|
Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI, tsdsi.in) is an autonomous, membership based SDO with representation from all segments of Digital Communications sector- operators, service providers, manufacturers, R&D, Test Labs, Academia, Govt. bodies (including DoT and MeitY), and Industry Associations. Our members carry out technical studies and develop standards for access, core, back-haul, and infrastructure systems, solutions and services that best meet India specific Telecom/ICT needs, based on research and innovation in India. We collaborate extensively with global SDOs and forums to promote reflection of India requirements and harmonization of global standards.
Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is the National Standards Body of India, working under the administrative control of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Govt. of India, which is inter-alia responsible for promotion of harmonious development in standardization and matters connected therewith, both within the country and at international level. In line with its mandate, BIS is engaged in the establishment, publication, review and promotion of the Indian Standards, in relation to goods, articles, processes, systems and services.