Title: Indian MST Radar: A Milestone in the Development of Radar Technology.
Presenter: Prof. K. P. Ray, Director, School of Radar Technology, Head, EE Department, Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), Pune, India.
Date: 12th July 2023.
Time: 3:00 PM IST
Venue: NKN room, E&ECE Department, IIT Kharagpur
Abstract of the Talk:
Unlike the design of Strategic Radars, which detects point targets, the design of Atmospheric Radars is very complex. These Radars deal with distributed targets with minimal back scattering (RCS). A VHF Mesosphere Stratosphere Troposphere (MST) Radar, having very high power aperture product (Figure of Merit) was designed, developed, installed and commissioned indigenously for ISRO/DOS, which is being operated over last 30 years. Design/developmental details of this Radar will be discussed in the interactive lecture.
Short Biography of the Speaker:
Prof K. P. Ray (IEEE M-1993, SM-2005) is M. Tech in Microwave Electronics from University of Delhi and Ph D from IIT, Bombay. Presently he is the Head of the Dept of Electronics Engineering and Director, School of Radar Technology at Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), DRDO, Pune. Prior to joining DIAT in 2016, he was the Programme Director of SAMEER (MeitY) Mumbai, wherein he joined SAMEER (TIFR) in 1985 and worked for over 31 years in the areas of Electromagnetics, Radars, RF and microwave systems/components and developed expertise in the design of antenna elements/arrays and high-power RF/microwave sources for RADAR, scientific and industrial applications. He has successfully executed over 55 projects sponsored by various Govt. agencies (DRDO/MOD, ISRO/DOS, DAE, DST/DSIR/TIFAC, Meity, DBT, IMD, BHEL, etc.) and many industries. He was a guest/invited//adjunct faculty in EE Dept at IIT, Bombay, Goa Engineering College, University of Mumbai and CEERI (CSIR) Pilani for post graduate courses. He has published extensively in almost all the reputed journals in his field, holds 3 patents, earned 10 Transfer of Technology (ToT) for commercialization and filed 5 patents. He is a prolific reviewer of almost all the reputed journals in his fields and is associated editor of few journals. He is a fellow of IETE, a fellow of VEDAS, a senior member of IEEE (USA), and life member of Instrument society of India and Engineers of EMI/EMC society of India. He received many awards including the most coveted IETE-Ram Lal Wadhwa Award 2018.
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