For the first time, IEEE AESS BRACU SB organized a joint webinar and workshop on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in association with ANTS Aerial Systems, a pioneer in this field from the Islamic University of Technology (IUT.) The commencement of the event took place on October 28th, Thursday and lasted for 3 days. The event was moderated by Tahmin Mahmud, Editor of IEEE BRACU SB and Rubaiyat Alam Ruhin, Treasurer at IEEE AESS BRACU SB. The instructors team comprised of Tausiful Islam, Team Lead and Chief Operating Officer of ANTS, Jahiduzzaman Tanvin, Chairperson at iMechE IUT Student Chapter, Sk Tahmid Shahriar, General Secretary-Publications and Operations of ANTS, Aseer Nehalul Islam, Chief Marketing Officer of ANTS, Samin Hasan, Chief Research Officer of ANTS, Salim Sadman Bishal, Head-Autonomous Systems of ANTS, and Hasin Zafir, Executive-Design and Manufacturing of ANTS.
On the first day, after a brief introduction for Team ANTS by Rubaiyat Alam Ruhin, the ice-breaking session began with Tausiful Islam taking the centerstage of the webinar. He began by sharing their story of how they came this far with ANTS, and how it was their dream to pioneer UAS in Bangladesh. He then handed the mic over to Aseer Nehalul Islam, who then gave a technical brief of their work on UAS till now and discussed about the prospects of UAS in Bangladesh. The webinar on day 1 came to an end after Sk Tahmid Shahriar discussed their future plans regarding ANTS. Hasin Zafir took the helm on day 2 and discussed in detail about the overview and challenges one might face while designing and manufacturing an UAS, how it has to be perfect and sublime from scratch to the very deployment of the UAS. The webinar ended on day 2 with a Q&A session with the participants.
On the third day of the event, the focus was shifted towards the workshop aspect of the event. Salim Sadman Bishal started off the workshop by giving an in-depth overview on designing an autonomous system for the UA. He also mentioned how an autonomous system can bring benefits while manufacturing the UA. With the integration of an autonomous system to the UA, the benefits an UAS can provide to the world is unanimous, with the mission capabilities skyrocketing past non-UAS.