Vol. 24 December 2004 No. 12 

[ Issues ]

New Development
          Light Weight Foldable Stretcher
Test Facility
          EMI/EMC Test Site
Manpower Development Activities
          * Continuing Education Programme
          * Other Courses/ Conferences/Seminars
   Awards
   Higher Qualifications Achieved
   Annual Day/Foundation Day Celebrations
 

New Development

Light Weight Foldable Stretcher




Transfer of technology session in progress

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.

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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

CVRDE, Avadi

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 valedictory address.

DEAL, Dehradun

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, etc.

DEBEL, Bangalore

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.


  DESIDOC, Delhi

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.

DL Jodhpur

Defence Laboratory (DL), Jodhpur, organised a course on Administrative Management (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.

DMRL, Hyderabad

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.

GTRE, Bangalore

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.

HEMRL, Pune

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 INMAS, Delhi

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.

ITR, Chandipur

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

ARDE, Pune

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 workshop.

CEMILAC, Bangalore

Centre for Military Airworthiness and Certification (CEMILAC), Bangalore, organised a 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.

DEAL, Dehradun Defence Electronics Applications Laboratory (DEAL), Dehradun, organised a two-days course on ISO 9000 : 2000 Quality Management System ue 2-3 September 2004 for the benefit of
Scientist-Bs at DEAL. Requirements of the international standard were explained in detail with special

emphasis on its application in Project Quality Management.

DL, Jodhpur

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.

DRDL, Hyderabad

Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad, organised a workshop on 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.

FRL, Leh

Field Research Laboratory (FRL), Leh, organised a seminar on Cultivation, Harvesting 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 workshop.

RCI, Hyderabad

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.

 
AWARDS
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

ARDE, Pune

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 events.

DMRL, Hyderabad

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.

ISSA, Delhi

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

RCI, Hyderabad

Research Centre Imarat (RCI), Hyderabad, celebrated its Annuasl Day 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.