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NAL plans to monitor mining in ‘micro’ detail

19 August 2011

BANGALORE: In the next few days, National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) will be testing a series of micro air vehicles (MAVs), weighing no more than 300 gm and fitted with cameras, that will eventually be deployed to hover over the Karnataka’s infamous mining belts.

NAL Director A.R. Upadhya told presspersons here on Thursday that NAL was working with the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Management Cell to monitor and assess the impact of mining in the State using MAVs that are 30 cm in size.

He was speaking at a press conference following the CSIR-NAL Foundation Day celebrations..

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-karnataka/article2371319.ece

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Written by csirindia

August 21, 2011 at 6:42 am

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