Ministry of Defence

INNOVATION IN DEFENCE PRODUCTION PROJECTS

Posted On: 13 MAR 2023 2:57PM by PIB Delhi

Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) framework was launched by the Government with the aim to foster innovation and technology development in Defence and Aerospace Sector by engaging Industries including MSMEs, start-ups, individual innovators, R&D institutes and academia to promote self-reliance. The Government has also approved Technology Development Fund (TDF) scheme to encourage industries especially MSMEs and start-ups to design and develop various Defence Technologies. Dare to Dream Innovation contest was launched by DRDO to support start-ups & innovation. Lists of iDEX challenges processed and TDF projects approved during the last four years are as follows:

 

List of iDEX challenges for which contracts signed during the last four years

Sl. No.

Name of iDEX Challenge

1

AI in SCM & Logistics

2

Remotely Piloted Airborne Vehicles

3

Unmanned Surface/Underwater Vehicles

4

See Through Armour

5

Secure Hardware Encryption Device

6

Carbon Fibre Winding

7

Desalination/Bilge-Oily water separation

8

Individual Protection System

9

4G/LTE Tactical LAN

10

Active Protection System

11

GPS Anti Jam Device

12

Countermeasures for illegal drones

13

Anomaly detection in Air trajectory

14

Friend or Foe Identification System

15

Portable Spoof Emitter

16

Four-axis stabilised antennae for C & Ku band operation

17

Foliage Penetration Radar

18

Predictive, Preventive & Prescriptive Machine Monitoring

19

Reduction of RCS of Naval Warships

20

Next Gen Comn over existing radio network without modification to existing infrastructure

21

Long Endurance Aerial Surveillance Platform

22

AI based Satellite Image Analysis

23

Artificial intelligence based technique for prediction of Atmospheric visibility

24

Remote real time health monitoring of aircrew

 

25

Target Detection in Chaff Environment

26

Computer Generated Targets for Virtual Training

27

Certified Compiler and Code Analyser based on AI Tech

28

Integrated Mobile Camouflage System (IMCS)

29

Autonomous Underwater Swarm Drones

30

Indigenous Loitering Munitions

31

Quantum Security Keys Over200Kms

32

Development Of Machine learningAlgorithms For Maritime Analytics

33

HAPS (High Altitude Pseudo Satellite)

34

Axial Flux BLDC Motor

35

Rapid Foldable Infantry Assault Bridge

36

Helmet Mount Conformable Antenna

37

Enhancing UDA by the use of AI/ML or other Novel Techniques

38

Image recognition & target tracking and non-cooperative collision avoidance system for UAVs

39

Development of Artificial Intelligence based Training modules for Technicians for operation and maintenance of Su-30MKI aircraft

40

Development of Part Task Trainer for Mirage 2000 Upgrade aircraft

41

Motion Pattern Classification on Online / Active data

42

Defender (Data Collection,Collation and Analysis )

43

Silent Overwatch for Infantry Combat Vehicles using Fuel Cell / Alternate Fuel based Auxiliary Power

44

Precision Guided Kit for 81 mm Mortar Ammunition

45

FM CW Real time RADALT Tester

46

Development of Wide Band HF Modem for Networked secure voice, data & Video Communication.

47

Development of Inertial Energy Storage System for Naval Applications

48

Non-Lethal Devices for stopping vessels at sea

49

Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality based Sortie Preparation Aid for Helicopter Pilots

50

AR Tool for Technical Type Training and Usage of Smart glasses to assist Technicians

51

Adaptive Data Rate Burst Modem for Wireless Mobile Ad-Hoc Network

52

Miniaturisation of electronics modules by use of low power industrial devices and ruggedising hardware & software components

53

Design of Active Roll Stabilisation System for Naval Ships

54

Situational Awareness for Mechanised Columns

55

Monolithic Telescope based Imagary System

56

ALFA-S (Air Launched Flexible Asset - Swarm Drones)

57

Skin Spray Gun

58

Amphibious Crawling Robot

59

Artificial Intelligence based Radio Frequency Spectrum Management.

60

EMI/EMC Shielding for bridge window glasses  on Naval Ships

61

Development of a Bore-sighting / alignment system for SU-30MkI aircraft sensors, tray and weapon adaptors

62

Find out the overlapping percentage of two 3D

objects and display of Combined geometry

63

Fire Fighting BOT to allow a user to control a fire fighter robot

64

Development of AI enabled welders’ helmet

65

Axial motor based portable submersible pumps in order to sustainability reduce weight

66

Indigenous development of Door Control Unit (DCU) and Gear Motor for automatic operation of platform screen doors at metro stations

67

Caged Drone with TIC for fire fighting in confined spaces

68

Development to achieve uniform circular polarisation in designing a cavity backed spiral antenna 1- 18GHz

69

Multi Sensor real time monitoring of running machinery on-board submarine

70

Development of low cost, indigenous Morpene compound

71

Development of Hydro acoustic ASW Vector Sensors which can be used with drones

72

Development of Suitable Process for Composition Manufacture & Filling of Smoke Shell

73

AI Based Condition Monitoring System for Yard Assets

74

Development of Torque Generator Stator-800 intended for use in Gunner Sight of Tank T-90

75

Development of Torque Generator Stator-1000 intended for use in Gunner Sight of Tank T-90

76

Depth Based Positioning System to navigationally fixing position of Submarine

77

AI based adaptive noise cancellation for sonars of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles(AUVs) and ship borne sonar

78

Non hull penetrating connectivity solution for submarines at harbour

79

Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (UWROV) for underwater inspection and repairs

80

GNSS based 3-D helo approach and landing aid for IN helicopters for assistance in approach on landing in bad weather/ reduced visibility/ night at sea states

81

Scalable Wireless Communication Network for Autonomous Mobile Platforms

82

Design and development of Parachute for parasailing

83

AI Based Gun Parts Inspection System (software & hardware)

84

Development of Submerged Submarine Launched Expendable Bathythermograph (SSLXBT)

85

Underwater Photography Noise Cancellation using Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning

86

AI based Multi Radar Signal Conversion, Distribution & Multi Target Tracking for IN ships (particle Filter)

87

Portable RCS Measuring Device that is capable of independent operation and deployable from multiple platforms (ship, boat, UAV, etc.)

88

Airborne high performance lightweight COMINT System

89

Remote controlled NBC monitoring BOT using suitable sensors

90

ASIC Based  Space  Communication using software defined Antenna

91

Portable rugged, waterproof and lightweight torch for DC/FF activities including underwater/Light weight Portable Illumination Device

92

Lightweight filtration -based Breathing Apparatus

93

Long Range Communication for tracking and exchanging short message between IN helicopter (Chetak) and the ship

94

Design and development of virtual assistant with AI/ML and AR tools, deployed onboard ships/submarines to support maintenance crew for Radar System

95

Underwater Communication for a Swarm of AUVs

96

AI Based barrel crawling Bot Inspection System (software & hardware)

97

Expendable Mobile ASW Training Target (EMATT), capable of simulating the sounds and movement of a real Submarine

98

AI Based FOD(Foreign Object Debris) detection and classification system for FOD management at IN Air Station

99

Autonomous starting, running and shutting down of a Diesel Alternator suitable for charging Lithium Ion Batteries

100

Moisture wicking Hydrophobic Weapon Cover

101

Hardware enforced solution against advanced, persistent and coordinated attacks to prevent kernel mode malware

102

Aerogel based Fire Fighting proximity suit for better efficiency in fire fighting

103

Noise Augmentation Unit for masking submarine’s own signature when operating within the vicinity of FFCs (Friendly Foreign Countries)

104

Continuous Surveillance Tied System for Mechanised Forces

105

AI Based UGV for Identifying and Marking Mines in a Minefield

106

Intelligence Fusion Centre

107

OSINT Framework

108

Personal Locator Device with Fall Detection for Firefighters/ Damage Control Teams on-board ships

109

Underwater Navigation System for AUVs

110

AI based collision avoidance system for unmanned vessels

111

AI based Remote Monitoring System to assess wear down of Outboard Shaft Bearing

112

Design of Active Hydro Pneumatic Suspensions with variable dampening characteristics to meet Different Road profiles

113

Development of equipment capable of automatic weighing and filling of powder like substance explosives within 2 mg tolerance (i.e. 28-30 Mg)

114

Smart Firefighting features to the existing Breathing Apparatus

115

Hand -Held Hardkill  Counter UAS

116

Autonomous Weaponised Boat Swarms

117

Airborne high performance Multi-Mode Active Electronic Scanned Array(AESA Radar)

118

Indigenous & cost-effective solution for development of Axis MEMS GYRO which has excellent performance in vibration & shock and low bias drift, bit rate and line termination with low noise

119

Autonomous Beach Check Survey  Device

120

Advance Truss Bridge

121

Beamforming ASIC based Radar with massive MIMO technology

122

Design of a Steering Console for Maneuvering underwater vessel.

123

Aviral- A tethered drone system for Surveillance and Monitoring Purposes

124

Development of Shipborne lightweight integrated ESM cum COMINT system

125

Disposable Light Weight Drone (DLD) capable of providing the ground soldier with immediate situational awareness

126

Measuring  and Sensing  Air Disturbancefor Drone Detection

127

AI Based Ship  Recognition Software using Image Processing

128

Automatic floatation device dispersal drone

129

Axial flux motor based lightweight Electric OBM with optional fuel cells

130

Submersible Boat

131

Digital radio frequency memory (DRFM) based simulator on a drone for AC training and radar calibration

132

Improved Lighting management system for BMP-II/IIK and its Variants

133

Converting Oxygen torpedoes to UW targets for ASW training and practice torpedo firings

134

Development of Super Hydrophobic paint for torpedoes to reduce skin friction of water

 

List of projects approved under TDF scheme during the last four years.

Sl. No.

Name of TDF Projects

1

Development of Course Correction Fuze for Artillery

2

Standalone Miniaturised Telemetry package (SMTP) for an airborne article

3

Development of 03 Concentric Rings for Aero Engine Application

4

Development of Drones for Carriage of stores in high Altitude (ICE Engine Based)

5

Development of Drones for Carriage of stores in high Altitude (Electric Multicopter)

6

Development of Drones for Carriage of stores in high Altitude (Hybrid Aerial Vehicle)

7

Development of Futuristic high-Performance Propulsion system for small Satellites EOR and Station Keeping

8

Development of prussian blue formulation under GMP facility

9

Development of Electrical LRUs for Aircraft Applications

10

Development of Total Air Temperature Probe (TATP) for Aircraft Application

11

Development of Avionics Antenna LRUs for Aircraft Application

12

Development of Dual flow self regulation JT Cooler

13

Development of Engine Driven Hydraulic Pump (EDHP) for Aircraft Application

14

Development of Fuel System Components for Aircraft Application

15

Development of Fuel System Valve for Aircraft Application

16

Development of Futuristic high-Performance Propulsion system for small Satellites EOR and Station Keeping

17

Development of Nose Wheel Steering Manifold for Aircraft Application

18

Development of Slide and Swivel Joint for Aircraft Application

19

Development of WT(Water Tight)_GT(Gas tight) and Fire Class EMI_EMC compliant doors and hatches for Indian Naval Ships

20

Development for Pump for Aircraft Application

21

Leveraging Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) for enhancing Aircraft Serviceability

22

Pressure Measuring Instrument for Aircraft Application

23

Development of Indigenous water jet propulsion System

24

Development of VLF LOOP AERIAL

25

Development of Composite Material based High Pressure (HP) Air Bottles and Hydrogen Cylinders

26

Development of  Fuel Flow Metering Unit for Fighter Aircraft (BRZA-7)

27

Development of Exoskeleton of Indian Army

28

Auxiliary pressure reducing & shut off Valve for Aircraft application

29

VLF HF Matrix

30

Development of Pulse HVPS (High Voltage Power Supply)  for ELTA ASPJ (Airborne Self Protection Jammer)

31

Fuel system - Temperature Transducer for Aircraft Applications

32

Fuel Probe for Aircraft Application

33

Marine Desalinators for Life Rafts Onboard Indian Naval Ships

34

Development of P-19 Modulator Valve

35

Development of Tide efficient gangway

36

Development of Fuel System - Transfer Control Valves for Aircraft Applications

37

Development of Fuel System Pressure Transducer for Aircraft Application

38

Autonomous Drone as First responder for search and report missions in closed/indoor environment

39

Multi therapeutic technology for faster healing of wounds

40

Design and Development of Reconfigurable Digital Intercept Receiver for ES

41

Development of Simulator for unmanned Ground, Marine (Sea Surface and underwater) and Aerial Vehicles

42

AI based detection of a person based on physiological parameters

43

AI Recognise

44

AI-Passive Distributed FOS Interrogator

45

Technology of Recovery of Lithium Precursors from used Lithium ion Batteries

46

Translation of Mandarin Speech to English Speech and vice versa, M/s Cogknit

47

Translation of Mandarin Speech to English Speech and vice versa, M/s Gnani

48

Development of CW HVPS for ASPJ MAIN UNIT

49

Development of Cold Flaps (Four Types) for Aero Engine

50

Development of Tethered Underwater Communication Buoy

51

Propellant Machining 6-DOF Robot

52

Development of Tools for Data Assessment Active learning & Believability for Visual Data

53

Development of Composite Flex Seal for Large Aerospace Vehicles  

54

Development of Long Life Sea Water Battery

55

Bearings for Aircraft Application                                                                        

56

Development of Direct Drive Frameless BLDC Motor

57

BLDC Motors and Quadrature Incremental Encoders

58

Encoders

59

BLDC Motors and Quadrature Incremental Encoders.

60

Development of Direct Drive Frameless BLDC Motor

61

Solid State Power Amplifier (SSPA) for AMDR Radar

62

Design and Development of Robotic Propellant Machine System

63

Aero Gas Turbine Engine Health Monitoring System: Chistats Labs Pvt. Ltd.

64

Portable Automatic Weather Station

 

Up to 28.02.2023, 139 iDEX winners have been provided grants/fund to foster innovation and technology development in Defence and Aerospace.

46 defence items have been notified by Department of Defence Production, under Public Procurement Order 2017 of Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt in a written reply to Shri Aneel Prasad Hegde in Rajya Sabha today.

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