HYDERABAD: Four graduate students of the Military College of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering (MCEME) in Secunderabad invented wind turbines that can be mounted on Army trucks. Their project was considered as the best one for their batch of graduating students.
These wind turbines are well-equipped to use wind energy and generate power and also charge the equipments used by the military forces. Specialty of these turbines is, they can be used on Army trucks placed on remote areas and fulfill energy requirements. Lt. Gaurav Chaudhary, Lt. Nitin Dabas, Lt. Bhupendra Singh Rathore and Lt. JP Saraswat were the four students who build this model as a part of their course exercise to find solutions to few of real-time challenges faced by the armed forces.
Lt. Dabas gave explanation that, “The weaponry and technology being used by a modern army today are becoming sophisticated and it is a challenge to charge the equipment in remote locations. This turbine charges equipment and weaponry while the truck moves.”
Presently the battery works for 2-3 hours max, after which the army personnel have to return back to the base and depend on conventional source of energy to get it recharged. This wind turbine helps them charge the battery on the go. Few other outstanding innovations of students included an all-terrain wheelchair, mobile phone controlled street lights and more.