DRDO Celebrates National Technology Day
The National Technology Day was celebrated on 11 May 2004
to mark the 6th Anniversary of Shakti (Pokhran Nuclear Tests). DRDO HQrs and
Delhi based labs/estts celebrated the occasion in a function organized by
the Defence Science Forum at the Metcalfe House, Delhi, under the
Chairmanship of Dr VK Aatre, SA to RM. Dr V K Aatre also inaugurated the
newly constructed Dr S Bhagwantam Auditorium at Metcalfe House Complex,
Dr Aatre releasing the DRDO Science Spectrum-2004
To mark the occasion, various technologies in agro-animal fields viz., molecular plant biology and genetic engineering, greenhouse technology, hydroponics, mushroom production, live herbal gARDEn, and formulation of herbal products, aquaculture, bio-control, dairy cattle, Angora wool production, etc. were exhibited and demonstrated to the students for their exposure and acquaintance.
Dr P K Roy, Associate Director, IAT was the Chief Guest. He delivered a talk on Science, Technology and Engineering: Popular Perception and Paradigm of People. Shri S B Mukane, Sci B gave a presentation on Case-bonded Composite Propellant for High Performance Artillery Rockets–A Technology Challenge.
To mark the occasion, Shri M Ranganayakulu, Sci C, delivered a lecture on Futuristic GNSS Receiver.
As a part of the celebrations, Shri Kanchan Biswas presented a paper entitled, Aircraft Life Extension Technology.
Dr Prithikachari, a neurologist delivered a lecture entitled, Bio-Technology in Health Care. Dr S Sridhar, Sci E, was awARDEd the Technology Award for his contribution in Critical Technologies for Modern Running Gear Systems of Armoured Fighting Vehicles.
As a part of the celebrations, Dr Mohinder Singh, Director, DESIDOC, delivered a lecture on Parmanu Hamley Se Bachney Ke Upaey.
Important investigations of physiological functions such as blood glucose, blood pressure and lung function tests were done free of cost. Dr (Col) DP Attrey, Sci E, delivered a lecture entitled, Economic Appraisal, An Essential Ingredient of DRDO Projects. Dr Neeru Kapoor, Sci D, delivered a lecture on Carbogen Breathing System for Safety of Soldiers in Noise during a programme organised by Defence Science Forum at Metcalfe House, Delhi.
An invited talk by Prof P Venkat Rangan, Vice Chancellor, Amrita Viswa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore was arranged on the topic Emerging Technologies in Computing and Communications for New Millennium. Shri R C Agarwal, Sci G, delivered a talk on Radar Finger Printing System for which his team was awARDEd DRDO Technology Award.
An exhibition of unclassified products and technologies developed by the laboratory were displayed through charts, models and visuals. Shri RK Sayal inaugurated the exhibition which was kept open for the public.
Shri S V Ramanamurthy, Sci D, Turbine Group, gave a presentation on Self Reliance in Design of Axial Flow Turbines. The K8 Kaveri engine was displayed in Test Cell 4.Video display of K8 engine running on reheat mode with jet flame was displayed to the visitors.
IRDE, Dehra Dun
Dr AK Gupta, Associate Director, IRDE inaugurated an exhibition which was organised for school children and general public. Latest developments at IRDE, and DRDO were projected through models, video films and posters, etc.
Prof Chandan Mazumdar, Jadavpur University, Kolkatta was the Chief Guest. Shri Manmohan Sandhu presented a technical paper entitled, Bit Error Rate Performance of a Typical Ground Receiving Telemetry Chain.
Shri Duvvuri Seshagiri, Sci D, delivered the Technology Day Oration on Target Classification at C3 I for a Network of Radars-based Theory of Evidential Reasoning.
Shri SUM Reddy, Sci E, delivered an oration on Design and Development of Coupled Cavity Travelling Wave Tubes: State-of-the-Art.
The laboratory was kept open to the public and developed products and technologies were displayed. Dr D Ratna, Sci D, delivered a lecture on Technology of Polymer-Clay Nanocomposite.
Shri N Hari, Sci E, delivered a lecture on Standards in Engineering. This was followed by an invited talk on Nuclear Energy for Human Health by Dr P Shanmuga Sundaram, Head, Dept of Nuclear Medicine, Amritha Institute of Medical Sciences (AMIS), Kochi. Sea Tech – a technical journal of NPOL was also released by Dr RR Rao, Officiating Director.
Rear Adm S Mohapatra, VSM, IN Director, inaugurated a newly constructed museum named Anubhuti. Shri P Trimurthulu, Sci E, was awARDEd in recognition of his significant contributions in the field of development of first indigenous light and heavy weight tor-pedoes. Work centres and test facility centres were kept open for various schools, colleges and general public.
Dr PM Bhargava, former Director, CCMB delivered lecture on Indian Science and Technology–Lessons from the Past and Present.
Shri S Pal,
Sci D, presented a technical paper on , Modern Trends in Technology in
Wheeled Combat Vehicles. An exhibition of equipment, vehicles, and
technology demonstrators was organised.