Indian researchers win NASA Award for ‘Burst Tyre Solution’

BACKgeniNasalogoThere have been many attempts to limit the impact of punctures especially due to overheating, but no solution had been found till the Odisha team of researchers innovation that not only decreases the possibilities of bursts, but has also taken care of punctures, dynamic wheel balancing, increasing fuel efficiency and life.

The burst prevention and puncture curative technology is an invention by TycheeJuno the team of Odisha based PhD researchers who found a place among the top ten entries in the ‘Create the Future Design Contest 2014 Nasa Tech Brief’ in New York. Nasa Tech Brief is a joint effort of Nasa and Society of Automobile Engineers International.

Thousands of young scientists from 60 countries participated in the competition of which 8 teams won awards and 32 inventions found a place in Nasa’s official publication in the special issue of November.

Sameer Panda, who is doing his PhD from VSS University of Technology in Odisha said it has clocked over 40,000 hours in more than a decade inventing the technology that can be manufactured in existing manufacturing set ups and can also be retrofitted in any tubeless self supported or auxiliary supported tyre. He is also the Team Leader at TycheeJuno, whose technology will reduce carbon emissions as well.