UAS and Sustainable Development

Sudhir Kumar Chaturvedi*, Surya Prakash Tiwari

*Corresponding author for this work

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Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) is an aerial vehicle that operates without human intervention using a ground-based controller. UASs are expected to observe and protect very large areas as well as control and monitor remote areas that are beyond the reach of humans. Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles are changing the way we communicate with the world and earth environment. These are, essentially, flying robots that can be remotely controlled or fly self-governing by programming-controlled flight designs in their installed frameworks, working related to locally available sensors and its general components include body frames, propellers, flight controllers, ESC (Electronic speed controller), batteries, motors and sensors required for use. Applications of UASs are widely increasing around the world for civilian, commercial as well as military purposes. We have examined some of the applications of UASs and the possible futuristic applications of UASs in India. This paper explores the use of UAAs in a variety of fields, including forest fire, land detection, coastal surveillance, agriculture, and a variety of commercial applications, since these flying machines are fast and do not endanger human life. Until now, UASs in India are primarily used for observation, reconnaissance and air navigation in military and defense zones. It is therefore important to establish more UAS-based research on these topics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringer Proceedings in Earth and Environmental Sciences
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages13
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Earth and Environmental Sciences
ISSN (Print)2524-342X
ISSN (Electronic)2524-3438

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.


  • Agriculture
  • Coastal surveillance
  • Drones
  • Forest fire
  • Land detection
  • UAS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Geophysics
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)


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