Idea Details

Team and Contact Details

SNo Student Name School Degree Year Email
1Osama Ahmed BhattiSEECSUndergraduateFourth14beeobhatti@seecs.edu.pk
1Mubashir JavaidSEECSUndergraduateFourth14beemjavaid@seeecs.edu.pk
1Qasim Abdul AzizSEECSUndergraduateFourth14beeqaziz@seecs.edu.pk

Inter School Idea ? No
Do you need expertises from another area: No
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Idea Details

Idea Name: Auto-Drone
Slogan: Purifying the Earth through Flight
Supervisor Name: Dr. Salman Abdul Ghafoor
Supervisor Designation: Assistant Professor SEECS
Supervisor School:
Supervisor Department: Electrical Engineering
Contact number: -
Email ID: salman.ghafoor@seecs.edu.pk
Abstract:
    This project is designed to address the global issue of deforestation using an automatic plantation drone. The drone is to fly over a specified path and plant tree seeds after regular intervals.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    Tropic deforestation is the 2nd largest contributor to global warming. According to Willaims 2002; FAO 2010b, 1.8 billion hectares of forests have been cut down from 1800-2010. Although, the rate has slowed down after 2000 but it is still posing a serious threat to our environment.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   Many countries in the world have taken initiatives for reforestation. In Pakistan, the rate of deforestation is still 2.1% and the KPK govt. as well as the federal govt. are taking steps to counter this problem. So it will prove useful for private and public sector reforestation projects.
How will the solution works
    First, we want to automate the drone which can be done using a GPS and Transceiver. The co-ordinates will be sent to the drone and it will hover over the specified path. After that is successfully achieved we plan on implementing a mechanical system on the drone which will drop or fire seeds into the soil. We initially assume that the drone flies in an open area and the ground of plantation is penetrable. Further improvements include adding a camera and signal processing for proper surveillance.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    The idea is currently only being used by a handful of companies across the world and according to our research, it has currently not been implemented on an industrial scale in Pakistan. So there's little or no competition in Pakistan and it can be a very efficient and effective way for reforestation
Status: Approved
Entry Date & Time: 2017-12-15 (1921)