Drones to control nuclear plants

The Nuclear Power Corporation of India plans to deploy drones for the monitoring of the Madras Atomic Power Station near Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu. This plant is also in the vicinity of other sensitive installations of the Department of Atomic Energy, for example the BARC-run nuclear desalination demonstration plant and Kalpakkam fuel reprocessing plant.
Drones, aerial and ground drones are capable of large-scale territorial surveillance thanks to video cameras and other sensors that allow continuous surveillance of facilities. The drones’ cameras could be programmed to scan for certain topographic features on the ground and if there is a mismatch between the programmed image and the live feed from drones, alarms would go off. These drones allow to the forces to get a bird’s eye view of the terrain and identify intruders hiding in tall structures.

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