Controlled Aerial Delivery System


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    • Aerial Delivery Research and Development Establishment (ADRDE), recently conducted a flight demonstration of a Controlled Aerial Delivery System of 500 kg capacity (CADS-500).

    Controlled Aerial Delivery System

    • The CADS-500 is used for precise delivery of payloads up to 500 kgs at a predetermined location by making use of manoeuvrable capabilities of the Ram Air Parachute (RAP).
    • It uses Global Positioning System for the coordinates, altitude and heading sensors for the heading information during its flight. 
      • The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a navigation system using satellites, a receiver and algorithms to synchronize location, velocity and time data for air, sea and land travel.
      • GPS works through a technique called trilateration. Trilateration collects signals from satellites to output location information.  
    • The CADS, with its onboard electronics unit, autonomously steers its flight path using waypoint navigation towards the target location by operating controls. 

    About Aerial Delivery Research and Development Establishment (ADRDE)

    • It is a laboratory of the Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
    • Location: Agra
    • It is involved in the development of paratrooper parachute systems, aircrew parachute systems, ammunition parachute systems, brake parachute, recovery parachute systems, aerial delivery parachute systems, heavy drop systems, inflatable systems, airship technologies and aircraft arrester barrier systems.

    Source: ET