We are the aerodesign club of RVCE.
Started in 2007, we are one of the leading student projects in India having won many national and international competitions, awards like the NASA Systems Engineering Award among many others.
Developing low cost drones.
Carry out cutting edge research for development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.
Ignite inquisitiveness and interest in young minds in Aerospace Engineering and help them along that path.
Represent our country in numerous International competitions like SAE Aerodesign, AIAA Design Build Fly & IMAV.
The team was honoured by the Former President of India, Smt. Prathiba Devi Singh Patil with a Letter of Apreciation for representing the country in various international competitions and winning the NASA Systems Engineering Award in 2013.
â¢2008: RVCE and Indiaâs First entry in SAE aero design. The plane project Vyoma
debuted with a 2m Wingspan. Secured 18th position among 40 international teams
â¢2009: Vyomaâs subsequent entry was a 2.2m wingspan, 1.5 kg methanol engine plane with a newly designed landing gear mechanism . Secured 20th position among 45 international teams.
â¢2011 Micro Class: Entered with a smaller, more successful plane of 1 m wingspan. Smaller Aerial systems are more difficult to design. Secured 8th position among 75 international teams.
â¢2012 Micro Class: Previous yearâs design was fine tuned resulting in a plane of 75 cm wingspan with increased maneuverability and optimized propulsion system. Secured 7th position over 75 international teams
â¢2013 Micro Class:Project Vyomaâs most successful year. Ranked 9th from over 75 teams. The team designed a flying wing for the first time since its establishment. Won the NASA Systems Engineering Award for systems design optimization. Lightest plane in the history of SAE at 123 grams and a wingspan of 60 cm with payload capacity of two times its weight.
â¢2015: Debuted in AIAA DBF, one of the most challenging aerodesign competitions, with a plane designed to complete 3 challenging flight missions and a ground mission. Secured 40th position among 85 international teams.
â¢2016: Returned to DBF with two modular planes, capable of transporting one in the other. Secured 6th position in design report and 40th position overall among 80 international teams.
â¢2017: Designed a tube launched foldable aircraft. Secured 1st among 138 international teams in Proposal. Unfortunately, were unable to go to the venue due to technical issues.
â¢2018: Designed an aircraft which mimics the regional and business aircarft . Secured 10th among 99 international teams in Design report and finished 25th overall.
Bengaluru Space Expo 2010: the second edition of Asiaâs only focused exhibition on Space Technologies, Products and Innovations held from 25th to 28th August 2010 at BIEC, Bengaluru, India. The only non-commercial and student team to exhibit its works in the esteemed international exhibition.
The Autonomous Vehicle Challenge is a recurring contest held annually by SparkFun. The objective is to build an automated
vehicle that can circumnavigate a course without human interaction.
2015: Aerial vehicles were not allowed from this year. So the team debuted with an autonomous ground vehicle in Pelton class and secured 4th position.
International Micro Air Vehicle conferences (IMAV) includes competitions in which capabilities are demonstrated and missions are performed.
The goal of most competitions is to stimulate research on full autonomy of the micro air vehicles.
2017: Team Vyoma made debute in autonomous flight competitions with 9th International Micro Aerial Vehicles Conference And Flight Competition held in Toulouse, France from September 18th to 21st, 2017. The team got selected for a poster presentation in the conference and obtained Sponsorship from the Organisers selected on a merit basis.
The team secured 7th among 15 international teams in the debut itself.
We were awarded First Prize beating 75 international teams in the Systems Engineering Award competition sponsored and managed by NASAâs Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate in partnership with SAE International showing the world to think beyond conventional designs. It was held in April, 2013.
Vyoma's entry in the SAE 2013 competition, this plane, made of carbon fibre, is the lightest ever in the competition's history, at just 123g.
It has been extensively covered in ET NOW's` "Power of Shunya"- India's leading innovations.
Made entirely of polycarbonate and weighing 650g, the "Crystal" is almost entirely transparent to sunlight, serving basic stealth purposes.
A first version of our "Tricopter" showed exceptional promise. Having an unobstructed view, the it brought in complexity to the flight control system and piloting.
This was also used to test our first autonomous piloting system for multi rotors.
Moving away from the conventional hand-launching of drones, Vyoma pioneered the introduction of this mechanical launching system for UAVs. It makes use of state-of-the-art 3D printed components to catapult the drones to perfection.
Based on our success with the first generation quadcopter, the second generation quadcopter brought improvements in control, stability, maneuverability and flight time.
A pulsejet is a type of jet engine in which combustion occurs in pulses. Pulsejet engines has no moving parts, and run statically. It has a very low compression ratio, and hence give a low specific impulse. A version of a denotion type PulseJet engine was built and tested successfully.
With a desire to develop lighter and more robust aircraft components, we moved from traditional materials to advanced composites, chief among them being Carbon Fibre.
Using sophisticated softwares and platforms such as openMDAO, we are rapidly iterating to get better aerofoils, to maximize lift, control and minimizing drag and other weaknesses.
Complex qualitative fabrication of high strength glass fibre wings were conducted and was used to fabricate multiple wings. The relationship between the chemical composition and various physical properties has been studied.
After building fixed wing planes for many years, this was the first foray into Multi Rotors
One of the largest plane ever fabricated and tested at Vyoma, with a massive 1.5 m wingspan and powered by a nitromethanol IC engine, which provides upto 4kg thrust. It weighs 4 kg.
The Fifth generation H quadcopter was designed to carry out aerial surveillance missions. It has a payload capacity of 2.3kgs with increased flight time of upto 30minutes. It is capable of fully executing autonomous missions. It can also be used for drone photography and spot lighting purposes.
Aimed at catering the problem of endurance along with new innovations like MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking) and Autopilot, it gives a flight time of 8 hours.
A payload dropping system designed and developed by Vyoma to help disaster affected areas receive aid in the form of packets without causing material damage.
Acrobatic plane developed at the workshop made entirely of Styrofoam. Current areas of research here include increasing maneuverability by optimization of design to facilitate the performance of stunts.
Acrobatic plane developed at the workshop, the next acrobatic plane designed after 'PINK PANTHER'.