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In the rapidly evolving landscape of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) technology, Dhaksha Unmanned Systems, a Chennai-based leader in drone innovation, is making significant strides. Under the visionary leadership of CEO Ramanathan Narayanan, the company has adopted Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform, revolutionizing its design and development processes. This integration is proving to be a game-changer, streamlining workflows and enabling the creation of advanced and efficient drones at an unprecedented pace.

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform, particularly its SIMULIA software applications, offers a unified modeling and simulation solution that enhances design exploration, optimization, and validation. This cloud-based tool allows engineers to conduct virtual simulations, perform concurrent performance checks, and refine designs in real time. According to Narayanan, this technology has been instrumental in reducing overall design development time by 30-40%, and assists in critical decision-making regarding material selection.

“The integration of modeling and simulation is a powerful tool that can significantly reduce the time and cost associated with physical prototyping. It allows engineers to experience every aspect of their designs virtually, enabling concurrent performance checks and refinements, which ultimately leads to better and more efficient product development,” Narayanan emphasized.

Dhaksha is leveraging these advanced tools to design a comprehensive range of UAS solutions tailored for agriculture, defense, surveillance, and delivery applications. This technological adoption not only accelerates product development but also enhances the quality and performance of the drones, ensuring they meet the rigorous demands of various industries.

Highlighting the broader implications of such innovations, Tarik Chaib, Chief Technology Officer at CATIA, Dassault Systèmes, shared insights into the future of aerial technology. He noted that air taxis could soon become a reality in Dubai, with Dassault Systèmes providing critical support to manufacturers of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. These aircraft are designed to operate without the need for conventional runways, representing a significant leap in urban mobility solutions.

In a related development, Narayanan mentioned that the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, has already developed an electric flying taxi, with the government actively working on regulatory frameworks to support such innovations. He stressed the importance of agility for both large companies and start-ups to quickly introduce and refine products, underscoring that innovation is crucial for achieving faster market entry.

“We are equipping Dhaksha to develop next-generation drones faster and more efficiently. This will not only solidify their position in the Indian drone market but also propel the industry forward,” said Deepak N G, Managing Director, India, Dassault Systèmes.

As Dhaksha Unmanned Systems continues to harness the power of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, the future of UAS technology in India looks promising. The company’s commitment to innovation and efficiency is set to drive significant advancements, positioning Dhaksha as a pivotal player in the global drone market.