Shri MS Easwaran, OS, has been appointed, Director, Centre for Air Borne Systems (CABS), Bengaluru, wef 15 July 2015. He obtained BSc (Hons) in Physics and MSc in Physics/Electronics from University of Delhi and MTech in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Delhi.
Shri Easwaran joined Electronics and Radar Development Establishment (LRDE), Bengaluru, as Sc B in 1984 and worked for development of the first technology demonstrator phased array-based multimode radar, phased array antenna for Akash system, SV 2000 radar system, signal processor for LCA radar and unequal waveguide-based power divider network for slotted array antenna of LCA and ASP radars. During his tenure as part of Group for Forecasting and Analysis of Systems and Technology (G-FAST) - a think tank of DRDO, he was instrumental in identifying synthetic aperture radar (SAR) as a critical airborne radar requirement and enabled initiation of project for development of SAR in DRDO.
In 2004, he joined CABS as Sc F and assumed charge as Associate Programme Director for the Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) Programme. He was elevated to the rank of Outstanding Scientist in 2014. He is recipient of many awards including DRDO Scientist of the Year Award in 2010, DRDO Award for Path-breaking Research and Outstanding Technology in 2012 and Agni Award for Self-reliance in 2013. He has over 17 papers to his credit.