From Sola Ojo, Kaduna
As part of activities marking 45th convocation, Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) on Monday showcased some of its new breakthrough in technological development.
The items, which were designed and constructed by mostly graduating students of the Institute include heart beat rate, blood pressure and body temperature monitor, microcontroller base anti trespass device with dog alarm, microcontroller based unmanned aerial vehicle crash site detector, home automation using GSM module, barracks accommodation management system, stun gun project among others.
Earlier, the Commandant of AFIT, Air Commodore Musibau Adekunle Soladoye, told Gobroadsheet that if the bill, which has passed through the second reading at National Assembly is eventually passed into law, the innovations will afford the Institute the opportunity to market it’s technological breakthrough to international communities.
According to him, the Institute has already applied for patent law on two of its intellectual property to enable it remain the rightful designer and owner which will be an added advantage of the bill when eventually passed into law.
The Institute according to the commandant, in collaboration with the Air Force Research and Development Centre, has been involved in the modification of some aircraft parts in order to increase the operational serviceability of NAF aircraft as it affect it’s armament.
“We are currently involved in the modification and conversion of some decommissioned Nigerian Air Force Beetle 18 aircraft into an unmanned Aerial Vehicle. All those things that have been developed are not limited to Nigerian Armedforces alone but to the general public and the public presentation will be done in due course. 5
“All our programmes are accredited by the relevant regulatory agencies such as the NBTE, NUC, COREN among others which are open to civilians.
A total of 451 students comprising officers and men of the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Navy and the Nigerian Air Force as well as civilians will be graduating from 15 programmes conducted by the Institute this Saturday.