Roshan Antony

Roshan Antony

Roshan Antony completed BE in Mechanical Engineering from Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering under the Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum in 2003. He joined CSIR-NAL in 2006 as Junior Scientist in the Propulsion Division to work on development of MAV technologies, which was very nascent back then. He along with Suraj C S designed CSIR-NALs first micro air vehicle called Black Kite 300, which was a 300mm span MAV that was successfully flown in fully autonomous mode. Black Kite 300 was a benchmark MAV for research activities of different divisions of CSIR-NAL over the following years. Following the success of Black Kite, many other projects and programs were undertake at CSIR-NAL. He is actively involved in the development of mini UAVs, MAVs and Flapping wing MAVs related technologies at CSIR-NAL. He has worked on national programs on development of MAV technologies like NP-MICAV, NAL-ADE MAV Program, 12th FYP on MAV Technologies, CSIR FTT Program and the SIGMA Panel of AR&DB. He has undertaken a number of projects in the capacity of project leader and worked closely with other government organizations for sponsorship and funding for MAV/UAV technology development. He has coordinated with other organizations and committees in behalf of CSIR-NAL for project funding, review, sanctioning, and closure activities.

Roshan Antony works on the design of the UAV and associated system, Mechanism design for sub components and flapping wing MAVs, CAD Modeling, Experimental testing of systems at wind tunnel facility and prototype component fabrication using the 3D printing, laser cutting and foam cutting facilities. He has supported a number of project students and groups over the years by giving them challenging assignments and guided them to complete the work for their degree.

Roshan Antony is a good team player and enjoys his work. His interests are Product Design, Propulsion System Configuration, Design of flapping wing MAVs, Design of Rotary UAV for agricultural and mining applications. 

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