Indian Army Launches Vidyut Rakshak: Advanced IoT-Based Generator Control System

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Indian Army Launches Vidyut Rakshak: Advanced IoT-Based Generator Control System

The Indian Army has launched 'Vidyut Rakshak', a cutting-edge IoT-based system for monitoring, protecting, and controlling generators, developed by the Army Design Bureau.

The Indian Army has introduced 'Vidyut Rakshak', an innovative system aimed at revolutionizing the monitoring and control of generators used in various military operations. The system, developed by the Army Design Bureau (ADB), was launched by the Army's Vice Chief, Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi.

Key Features of Vidyut Rakshak:

1. Internet of Things (IoT) Integration: Vidyut Rakshak is an IoT-enabled system, meaning it uses a network of interconnected devices to collect and exchange data, allowing for remote monitoring and control.

2. Universal Compatibility: This system is designed to work with all existing generators in the Indian Army, regardless of their type, make, rating, or age.

3. Fault Prediction and Prevention: Vidyut Rakshak not only monitors generator parameters but also predicts and prevents faults, significantly enhancing operational reliability.

4. Automation and Efficiency: It automates many manual operations, thereby saving manpower and increasing efficiency. The system features a user-friendly interface for easy operation.

During the launch event, Lt Gen Dwivedi demonstrated the system by remotely switching on generators located in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, and viewing their parameters. This highlights the system's capability for real-time remote monitoring.

The Army Chief, Gen Manoj Pande, praised the development, emphasizing its importance during the 'Year of Tech Absorption'. He highlighted that Vidyut Rakshak's transition from innovation to induction signifies the Indian Army's commitment to leveraging technology for transformative change.

Collaborations and Development:

  • An MoU was signed between the Indian Army and the Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT) at IIT Delhi for the production of innovations, with Vidyut Rakshak being the first to benefit from this collaboration.
  • Vidyut Rakshak was developed by Major Rajprasad R S and showcased during 'Exercise Bharat Shakti', which was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Future Prospects:

The success of Vidyut Rakshak is expected to set a precedent for future technological advancements in the Indian Army. The development and deployment of such innovations reflect the Army's ongoing efforts to integrate advanced technology into its operations for enhanced efficiency and effectiveness.

Additionally, the Army recently secured a patent for another innovation by Major Rajprasad, the 'Portable Multi-Target Detonation Device', which has already been inducted into service.

The introduction of Vidyut Rakshak marks a significant step in modernizing the Army's logistical and operational capabilities, ensuring that it remains well-equipped to handle the demands of contemporary military engagements.

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