Light Weight Foldable Stretcher
Transfer of technology session
Institute of Nuclear
Medicine & Allied Sciences (INMAS), Delhi, has developed a Light Weight
Foldable Stretcher for the Armed Forces. The stretcher is made of high
strength, low weight Aluminium and Nylon. It folds into four segments and can
be made operational within a minute. The stretcher is user-friendly and
weighs around 6.6 kg. It is capable of all terrain and weather deployment and
does not cause any burn or frost bite. Provision has been made for keeping some
emergency drugs and hanging of IV fluid bottles, etc. The fabric used for the
stretcher is corrosion, bacteria and fungal resistant and is washable also.
The Transfer of Technology Document of the Light Weight Foldable Stretcher
was signed on 30 September 2004 at INMAS with a production agency. Twenty-five
design and engineering models of stretcher will be produced by the agency and
will be given to various wings of Armed Forces and hospitals.
Electromagnetic Interference/Electromagnetic Compatibility
(EMI/EMC) Test Site
Open Area Test Site
Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (VRDE), Ahmednagar, has
designed and developed an Open Area Test Site (OATS) for measurement of
raDIATed Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and limited
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) from automobiles and other electronic
sub-assemblies. This test facility meets normalised site attenuation
measurements as per the international standards. This site measuring 60 m dia
can be utilised for antenna calibration also. This facility is being extensively
utilised by the automotive industry for legislative compliance testing as per
national and international standards. The EMI/EMC laboratory is adequately
equipped with instrumentation required for raDIATed EMI measurement and limited
EMC testing up to the frequency range of 1 GHz. This laboratory is accredited by
NABL for quality assurance.
The new test facility enabled the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to
formulate and implement a National EMI Standard AIS 004 in line with ECE/EEC
standards for all automobiles for broad as well as narrow band emissions. The
spectrum pollution emanated from automobiles will be curtailed in the country
with the help of this new test facility.
MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES
Continuing Education Programme
Combat Vehicles Research 86 Development Establishment (CVRDE), Avadi,
organised a course on
Design and Development of
Aircraft System during 23-27 August
2004. Twenty-two participants attended the course. The topics covered were:
design and development of aircraft mounted accessory gear box, power take off
shaft, filters, gears and bearings, smart materials, flight test and telemetry
system and testing of aircraft system. Dr D Hanumanna, Outstanding Scientist and
Director, CVRDE inaugurated the course while Shri S SunDAREsh, Addl Director
delivered the valedictory address.
* CVRDE also organised a course on
Software Architectureduring 13-17 September 2004.
Nineteen participants from various DRDO labs/estts attended the course. The
topics covered were: introduction to software architectures , software quality
attributes, pattern oriented software architecture, design patterns, net
architecture, client-server architecture, components, case study on simulator
architecture, BMS architecture, sonar system architecture and mission computer
architecture, etc. Dr D Hanumanna, Outstanding Scientist 86 Director,
CVRDE, inaugurated the course and Shri S SunDAREsh, Addl Director delivered the
Defence Electronics Applications Laboratory (DEAL), Dehradun, organised a
course on Precision
Fabrication during 27 September-1
October 2004 for the supervisory level officials of DRDO. Thirty-four
participants from various DRDO labs/estts attended the course. The course
covered various aspects of manufacturing viz., material/tool selection, process
capabilities, superfinishing processes, non-conventional machining, CNC
machines, surface treatment, inspection and quality control, and future trends,
Defence Bio-engineering & Electromedical Laboratory (DEBEL), Bangalore,
organised a course on Emerging Trends in
Biomedical Equipment Design during
16-20 August 2004. Prof GN Mathur, Outstanding Scientist and Director, DMSRDE,
Kanpur, delivered a lecture on Nanomaterials. Seventeen participants attended
the course. Shri GP Agrawal, Director, DEBEL, delivered the valedictory address.
Defence Scientific Information & Documentation Centre (DESIDOC), Delhi,
organised a course on Cyber Laws and IPR Issuesduring 6-10 September 2004. Dr
Mohinder Singh, Director, DESIDOC inaugurated the course. The course covered
topics on: computer and network concepts, E-commerce, E-contracts, digital
signature and digital evidence, cyber crimes and cyber terrorism, certifying
authorities and cyber regulatory structure, intellectual property right issues
in cyber space, copyright, patents and trademarks, etc. Dr JP Singh, Sci E was
the Course Director while Shri RP Singh and Shri Sumit Goswami, both Sci C were
the Course Coordinators.
Defence Laboratory (DL), Jodhpur, organised a course on
(Module-11) under the agies of R&D
HQrs during 4-8 October 2004. Shri RK Syal inaugurated the course which was
attended by 54 participants from various DRDO labs/estts. The course DEALt with
recruitment, promotion and reservation policies. Shri RB Singh, Director, DHRD,
R&D HQrs delivered the valedictory address. Shri YK Mudgil was the Course
Director while Shri N Sethuramalingam was the Course Coordinator.
Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL), Hyderabad, organised a
course on Advanced
Materials Processing Techniques
during 23-27 August 2004. Dr AM Sriramamurty, Director, inaugurated the course
which was attended by 15 participants from various DRDO labs/estts. Dr G G Saha,
Sci G was the Course Director while DrTRaghu, Sci E was the Dy Course Director.
Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE), Bangalore, organised a course on Computer Networking
DRONA & DISHA during 16-20 August
2004. Thirty-one participants from various DRDO labs/estts attended the course.
Shri MR Chidambara, Distinguished Professor & Head, Computer Division (Retd),
IISc, Bangalore was the Chief Guest.
High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL), Pune, organised a course
on High Energy
Materials Science during 20-24
September 2004. Twenty-nine participants from various DRDO labs/estts and out
side agencies attended the course. The course comprised 23 lectures covering the
fundamental and advanced topics in the field. Shri MC Uttam, former Dy Director,
VSSC and currently Honorary Director, ISRO-Pune University Interaction Cell ,
Pune inaugurated the course while Dr S Sivaram, Director , NCL, Pune delivered
the valedictory address.
* HEMRL also organised a CEP course on
Emerging Trends in Gun
Propulsion Technology during 6-1O
September 2004. Twenty-eight participants from various labs/estts attended the
course. Shri BC Biswas, Senior General Manager, AFK,
Pune, inaugurated the course while Shri AS Rajagopal, Director, ARDE, delivered
the valedictory address.
A session of the conference in
progress at HEMRL
Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences (INMAS), Delhi, organised a
course on Networking in Telemedicine during
13-17 September 2004. Lt Gen T Ravindranath, AVSM, VSM, Director inaugurated the course. Twenty-four
participants from various DRDO labs/estts attended the course. The faculty
comprised of eminent speakers from INMAS, All India Institute of Medical
Sciences (AIIMS), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Department of
Information Technology, etc. Dr Subash Khushu, Sci E was the Course Director.
Interim Test Range (ITR), Chandipur, organised a course on
Digital Hardware and
Software during 20-24 September
2004. Thirty participants attended the course. The faculty from IIT, kharagpur;
DCES, Kolkata and other experts in the field addressed the trainees.
Other Courses / Conferences / Seminars
Armament Research & Development Establishment (ARDE), Pune, organised a Holistic Awareness
Workshop during 5-7 October 2004,
with an aim to focus on health from all dimensions keeping in view curative and
preventive aspect. Maj (Dr) Sameer Mehrotra, Medical Officer, ARDE organised the
workshop. Lt Gen (Dr) T Ravindranath, Director, INMAS, Delhi inaugurated the
Centre for Military Airworthiness and Certification (CEMILAC), Bangalore,
National Seminar on Military Airworthiness and Certification
at Bangalore during
Air Chief Marshal S Krishnaswamy speaking during the conference
Air Chief Marshal S Krishnaswamy, PVSM, AVSM, VM and Bar, ADC was the Chief
Guest. Dr D Banerjee CC R&D (AMS) and Distinguished Scientist was the Guest of
Honour. Seven invited talks and 42 papers were presented. Shri JK Sharma, Chief
Executive (A), CEMILAC and Organising Chairman of the conference delivered the
welcome address. Shri Kanchan Biswas, Organising Secretary delivered the vote of
thanks. Technical papers covered varied subjects related to military
airworthiness certification, design and development.
The Sixth RCMAs
conference was organised during 8-9
October 2004 at RCMA (Materials), Hyderabad. RCMA conference is an annual
feature of CEMILAC in which all Group Directors, Regional Directors/Chief
Resident Engineers participate. This conference provides a common forum for the
RCMAs to share their views and discuss common problems. Dr D Banerjee, CC R&D
(AMS) and Distinguished Scientist inaugurated the conference. RCMAs
inter-related issues were discussed and solutions arrived at.
Defence Electronics Applications Laboratory (DEAL), Dehradun, organised a
two-days course on
ISO 9000 : 2000 Quality Management System u™e 2-3 September 2004 for the
Scientist-Bs at DEAL. Requirements of the international standard were
explained in detail with special
emphasis on its application in Project Quality Management.
Defence Laboratory (DL), Jodhpur, organised the
18th NBCD Specialization
Course during 20-24 September 2004
for Naval Officers from INS Shivaji, Lonavla. Shri RK Syal, Director,
inaugurated the course. The course included lectures, practical demonstrations
pertaining to nuclear raDIATion detection and measurement instruments,
calibration techniques, and modern trends in protection from ionising
raDIATions, biological effects of raDIATion and operational level.
Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad, organised a
Processing of Pension and Terminal Benefits
during 7-8 October 2004 at DRDL with the
active participation of all the sister laboratories at Hyderabad and CDA (R&D),
Kanchanbagh, Hyderabad and CDA (R&D), Secunderabad. Thirty-eight DRDO employees
and seven CDA employees in the rank of Administrative Officers, Accounts
Officers, Office Superintendents and Accountants were trained in the workshop.
Three faculty members from CDA (Pensions), Allahabad, were invited for the
workshop. Shri KR Bhakhry, JD(A) and Dr AK Tripathi, JD(A) conducted the classes
and acted as moderators.
Field Research Laboratory (FRL), Leh, organised a seminar on
and Scientific Exploitation of Seabuckthorn
during 26-27 August 2004 in collaboration
with National Horticultural Board, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt of India,
Gurgaon. Dr R S Tolia, Chief Secretary, inaugurated the seminar while Shri
Ghulam Abbas Abidi, Executive Councillor (Health) Ladakh, Autonomous Hill
Council, Leh presided over the function. One hundred and thirty-six participants
including scientists, farmers, policy makers, state officials, industrialists,
NGOs', media persons, etc. attended the seminar. Seminar recommended on various
measures/ steps to promote Seabuckthorn cultivation, harvesting and scientific
utilization at National level and suggested long term policies for Seabuckthorn
industries in the country.
INS Shivaji, Lonavla
Naval College of Engineering (NCE), INS Shivaji, Lonavla and Jawaharlal Nehru
Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore jointly organised a
3-day workshop on
Nanotechnology and Smart Materials
(NSM-2004) during 30 August-1 September 2004. Twenty-four outstation and 95
local participants attended the workshop. The guest speakers were drawn from
IISc, Bangalore; JNCASR, Bangalore; BARC, Mumbai; INS Shivaji, Lonavla; NMRL,
Ambarnath and DMSRDE, Kanpur. Dr RB Sharma of INS Shivaji, Lonavla was the
Convenor and Dr GU Kulkarni of JNCASR, Bangalore was the Co-Convenor of the
Research Centre Imarat (RCI), Hyderabad, organised an
Orientation Programmefor New Scientists during 13-17
September 2004. Dr VK Saraswat, Distinguished Scientist, Director RCI,
inaugurated the programme.
Shri D Rajagopal, Sci C, Electronics & Radar Development Establishment (LRDE),
Bangalore, has been conferred with IETE-BR Batra Memorial Award-2003 for
his significant contributions to the overall growth and honour of IETE and for
rendering selfless service to the cause of the Institution.
Higher Qualification Achieved
Ms R Chandra, Sci E,
Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences (INMAS), Delhi, has been awARDEd
PhD by Annamalai University on the thesis entitled, Mapping the Literature
(1986-2000) on Chernobyl Nuclear Reactor Accident using Bibliographic Databases.
Annual/Foundation Day CelebrationsAnnual/Foundation Day Celebrations
Armament Research & Development Establishment (ARDE), Pune, celebrated the 56 Anniversary
of the Establishment on 1 September
2004 in a grand function. Fun sports were arranged on the occasion. Shri AS
Rajagopal, Director, gave away ARDE Cash Awards and DRDO Awards.
Smt Usha Rajagopal, Chief Guest, distributed awards to the winners of the sport
Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL), Hyderabad, celebrated its Foundation Day
in the atmosphere of gaiety on 15
October 2004. The celebration preceded by sports competitions arranged over 10
days. Chief Guest Shri Debasis Choudhury, CMD-MIDHANI presented DRDO
Laboratory Awards on the occasion. Dr AM Sriramamurty, Director, DMRL gave
away the Cash Awards. Smt Sriramamurty gave away prizes to the winners of
the sports competitions.
Institute for Systems Studies & Analyses (ISSA), Delhi, celebrated its
24 Foundation Day
on 16 September 2004. Shri KVSS Prasad Rao,
CCR&D (TMS) and Distinguished Scientist was the Chief Guest who also distributed Laboratory Awards-2003, under DRDO Award Scheme and Director's Awards
on this occasion. Shri SS Prasad, Director, ISSA made a presentation on the
achievements of the laboratory.
Shri AS Rajagopal planting a tree at ARDE
Research Centre Imarat (RCI), Hyderabad, celebrated its
on 27 August 2004. Dr Kota Harinarayana,
Vice-Chancellor, Hyderabad Central University was the Chief Guest for the
function. Dr VK Saraswat, Distinguished Scientist and Director, presented awards
and mementoes to RCI Staff. Shri WN Raghupathy, Sci G, Associate Director, RCI
presented Merit and Welfare Scholarships.