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TSDSI Workshop on Drone Communication Services (13 March, 2019: Delhi NCR)
March 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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As the global operator community gears up to deploy the Phase1 of 5G technologies, it is important to look towards the futuristic technologies which includes next set of enablers that will drive the services and verticals. The use cases of commercial drones are growing very rapidly and include package delivery and logistics, search-and-rescue, monitoring of critical infrastructure, wildlife conservation, agriculture surveys, and surveillance. All these use cases could see rapid growth and more will emerge in coming years.
Along with the increased usage, India has also come up with regulations on various aspects of drones and their operation conditions.
During the deliberations inside Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI), it was realized that there are several service layer aspects to be studied further for improving the understanding of regional requirements and further the development of standards for drone communications.
A shared vision for further development of such technologies is necessary among the stakeholders to accelerate the delivery of services leveraged by drones across diverse verticals like logistics, agriculture, surveillance, public safety etc.
TSDSI held a workshop for exchange of ideas among various stakeholders in the ecosystem of drones.
The workshop covered topics from following areas:
- Emerging Drone Use-Cases and Trends in India
- Regulatory framework in India to deploy UAS
- Global Standard developments and technology around Drone Operations
- Drone Communication and Regulatory Needs
Program and Logistics
Participation is by INVITATION only on prior registration. Due to limited seats in the workshop, participants will be confirmed by the organizers.
Please refer to the program of the Workshop given below
Meeting Venue logistics are as follows:
Venue : Exhibition Hall, First Floor, Mezzanine Floor, C-DOT Campus, Chhatarpur, New Delhi – 110030
Date : 13 March 2019, 09:30 am onwards
Contact : Rohit Rawat (email@example.com)
Registration : https://tsdsi.in/event/tsdsi-workshop-on-drone-communication-services/
Dr. S. Samar, TCS
Agenda of the Workshop on “Drone Communication Services”
|Wednesday, 13th March 2019|
|0900 – 0930||Registration|
|Session 1||0930 – 1000||Inaugural Session||30 mins|
|Introduction of Study Group Services and Architecture aspects, the background for this workshop and kick-off the workshop
– Welcome by Host
– Welcome by TSDSI SGSS Chair
– Opening remarks by TSDSI DG
Introduction and context setting by SGSS
|Session 2||1000 – 1100||Emerging Drone Use-cases and Trends in India||60 mins|
|Presentation from the drone ecosystem players on the prominent use-cases in India
Siddesh Nar & Aditya Tiwari – TCS & Tata
Manish Saxena – ISRO
Tanmay Bunkar – BotLab Dynamics
|1100 – 1130||Break||30 mins|
|Session 3||1130 – 1230||Regulatory Aspects||60 mins|
|Introduction to regulatory aspects concerning drone operation in India by DGCA representative. To cover aspects (not the complete list) operation zones, communication needs, manual/autonomous modes, other aspects.
G Narendra Nath – NSCS
Helka-Liina – Ericsson
R. Shakya – DoT
|1230 – 1330||Lunch||60 mins|
|Session 4||1330 – 1450||Global Standard developments and technology around Drone Operations||80 mins|
|Overview by relevant standardization domain experts on drone communication related development
Sri Chandra – IEEE
Ramakrishnan – Nokia
Helka-Liina – Ericsson
|1450 – 1515||Tea/Coffee Break|
|Session 5||1515 – 1600||Panel Session: Drone Communication and Regulatory Needs||45 mins|
|A panel consisting of regulators, standards, vendors, operators, ecosystem
Mr Vikram Singh – TechEagle
Piyush Mishra (Moderator) – Tata
R. Shakya – DOT
KK Sood – ISRO
Jayant Moghe – Vodafone
Col NP Singh – Adg Perspective Planning
|Session 6||1600 – 1630||Outcome of workshop summary and Wrap-up||30 mins|