MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES

Continuing Education Programme

DTRL, Delhi

Under the continuing education programme (CEP) of DRDO, the Defence Terrain Research Laboratory (DTRL), Delhi, organised a course on Terra Information from Space during 21-25 August 2000. Twenty participants from various DRDO labs/estts attended the course. Prof Kehar Singh, lIT, Delhi, inaugurated the course and presented a status brief on the photonic computing and pattern recognition. The faculty was drawn from lIT, DRDO, Army, Delhi University, and Industry. The topics covered during the course were: introduction to space-borne sensors, microwave remote sensing, SAR interferometry , AI techniques in GIS, pattern recognition, discrete signals, integrating knowledge base and GIS, remote sensing and seismic tectonics, spatial information from high resolution sensors, integration and accuracy, and airborne video surveillance. A demo on the fly through model was also presented. Prof ML Manchanda, Director, Regional Remote Sensing Service Centre, Dehradun, who was the Chief Guest for the valedictory function, distributed course certificates to the participants. Shri VK Panchal, Sci E, was the Course Director .

GTRE, Bangalore

The Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE), Bangalore, organised a CEP course on Autocad 2000 from 31 July to 11 August 2000. Twenty-nine participants from various DRDO labs/estts attended the course. The topics covered during the course were: introduction to autocad, 2-D drafting, advanced 2-D drafting, and 3-D modeling. The faculty consisted of autocad specialists from CAD Station, Bangalore and Shri Dinesh Devangi, Director, Orion Desktop Publishing,   Bangalore. Shri V Sundararajan, Director, GTRE, attended the valedictory function and distributed course certificates to the participants.

SAG, Delhi

The Scientific Analysis Group (SAG), Delhi, organised a course on Communication Security and Technology Trends in Secure Satellite Communication from 24 July to 4 August 2000. Thirty-three participants from various DRDO labs/estts attended the course. The topics covered during the course were: overview of cryptographic technique, block and stream ciphers, public key cryptosystems, quantum cryptology , zero knowledge proof, key distribution and authentication, signature scheme, concept of satellite communication and VSAT communication, fundamental of digital communication, link analysis, modulation/ demodulation scheme, multiple accesses, FDMA, TDMA, CDMA with (PAMA/DAMA) and equipment complexities for SAT /V SAT systems, concept of entropy function, error correcting codes, data compression technique, and spread spectrum technique.

Shri VP Sandlas, Distinguished Scientist & CC R&D, inaugurated the course and delivered the key-note address, while Shri DK Garg, Director, SAG, offered the inaugural talk on the course.

Other Course

The Naval Physical Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL), Kochi, organised a lecture course on Turbulence and Wakes by Dr Sosinovich and Shri Babenko Valery, AV Luikov Heat and Mass Transfer Institute of Minsk, Republic of Belarus, during 4-15 July 2000. Shri SP Pillai, Sci G, Adviser (RAN), was the organiser of the course.