Tech startup in Noida Perception Navigation Software has been created by Omnipresent Robot Technologies for India’s Chandrayaan 3 moon mission. The software will allow the Pragyaan rover to roam the lunar surface and acquire 3D photos.

A Noida-based tech start-up found itself in the front row as India made history with the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3 on Wednesday. Omnipresent Robot Technologies has collaborated extensively with ISRO on the moon mission series and now has its sights set squarely on the moon. The Perception Navigation Software that the Pragyaan rover will employ over the next two weeks was developed by the business.

At 6:04 p.m., the Vikram lander within the spaceship began a powered vertical fall into the lunar south pole as billions of people around the world watched. It also brought the Pragyaan rover, which will now examine the lunar surface’s craters.

“We are very excited to see the Pragyaan rover navigate the lunar surface using our software.” This program was created for Chandrayaan-2, however the rover could not be deployed at the time. This is now being used for Chandrayaan-3, according to CEO Aakash Sinha.

According to the Shiv Nadar University professor, the software would capture photographs of the moon with the lunar rover’s two cameras and stitch them together to create a 3-D model of the lunar landscape. This program is incorporated within the rover, and image processing will take place onboard the spacecraft. The final 3D model will be returned to mission control.

Scientists on Earth can then take the rover on a tour of the imaged area using the software’s 3D model of the lunar surface.

The Pragyaan rover has only two cameras that serve as its eyes, while software creates 3D maps of the lunar surface.

 

By Deesha

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