PDRL’s AeroGCS to prevent misuse of Indian drones with NPNT solution


– PDRL’s AeroGCS software is used by majority of Indian drone manufacturers to achieve NPNT compliance.

NASHIK, India, July 7, 2021 / PRNewswire / – A recent drone blast of an air base has attracted public attention and raised concerns for security forces, individuals as well as entities using airbags. drones for commercial purposes. It is true that the incident caused irreversible damage, and the necessary measures are being taken to avoid future incidents of this nature. Several solutions are being considered to mitigate the risks associated with the misuse of drones. One of these solutions is the strict use of NPNT (No Permission No Take-off) compliance set by the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGAC). When the NPNT software solution is used by the drone manufacturer for their drones, its misuse can be completely avoided even if the drones fall into the hands of a notorious third party.

Passenger Drone Research Private Limited (PDRL) is a start-up from the divine city of Nashik and excels in drone technologies and related software solutions. PDRL has locally developed a drone management software called “AeroGCS”. The complete software stack is used by the majority of Indian drone manufacturers to comply with NPNT compliance. The software has the ability to communicate with the drone flight authorization system (Digital Sky platform) set up by the Director General of Civil Aviation. It allows the authorization artifact of flight authorization data to be transported safely from the Digital Sky platform to the drone’s firmware. The software guarantees that the drone only flies with the prior authorization of the Digital Sky platform and only in the authorized geographical area. PDRL’s software stack supports three important aspects of permissions.

1. Fly within the authorized geofence area 2. Fly only up to the authorized altitude and 3. Fly only within the approved and authorized time slot.

If the solution detects a violation of the above rules, the secure drone firmware that is part of the AeroGCS stack ensures that the drone automatically returns safely to the take-off point and all logs are saved for further analysis.

The AeroGCS software stack provides the highest level of L1 security for drone flights. The software ensures a secure upgrade of the drone’s firmware using digital certificates using validated digital keys. It is important to note that AeroGCS does not allow modification of any drone airworthiness parameters. In addition to this, the software offers the ability to follow the drone live for the duration of the flight, providing full visibility of the flight to the drone operator.

Majority of Indian drone manufacturers trust AeroGCS for the safety of their drone operations. The AeroGCS software guarantees the drone manufacturer / operator that their drones will only fly within the authorized area, for the authorized duration and at the authorized altitude. This will help protect the country’s critical infrastructure from the risk of drone misuse. AeroGCS ensures that drones are used for the purpose they are made for and science remains a boon to mankind.

“PDRL’s mission is to contribute to the growth of the Indian drone industry over the past three years. AeroGCS is a commercially available drone platform unique to the Indian market with 100% indigenization. AeroGCS is also available in various other editions to support global drone manufacturers and drone service providers through the AeroMegh platform. PDRL is growing globally with its distribution partners spread across all continents, ”said PDRL CEO Mr. Anil Chandaliya.

About Passenger Drone Research Private Limited PDRL is a start-up based in Nasik, Maharashtra. PDRL offers a drone automation and data analytics SaaS platform called AeroMegh for enterprises to generate real-time business data.

With reliable efforts, PDRL has created the most efficient and simple software for the drone industry. The products are ready for the future and meet the needs of the moment and improve according to the future vision. PDRL is committed to ensuring that customers benefit from the latest drone technologies on the market and that drones are used only for legitimate and fruitful purposes.


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