Hon'ble President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, inaugurated the Advanced Simulation Centre at Research Centre Imarat (RCI), Hyderabad, on 5 August 2005. Shri SK Shinde, Governor of Andhra Pradesh; Shri M Natarajan, Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri; and Shri KVSS Prasad Rao, CCR&D (TMS) graced the occasion. Dr VK Saraswat, Distinguished Scientist and Director, RCI welcomed the chief guest. Dr S K Chaudhuri, Associate Director RCI, briefed about the important features of the Advanced Simulation Centre and hardware-in-loop simulation facility to the august gathering. Dr APJ Abdul Kalam in his speech stressed upon the importance of MEMS and Nanotechnology in the design and development of missile systems.

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam being presented a model of Flight Motion Simulator

Salient features of the Advanced Simulation Centre are briefly listed below:

  • This will be a centre of excellence for guidance and control system design and safety-critical mission software development for futuristic guided missile systems including Air Defence, Precision Guided Munitions (PGMs), etc.

  • The rapid proto-features of the Center allows introducing all the flight hardware and software in loop under near-flight conditions which reduces drastically the time taken in the development.

  • The flight vehicle-in-loop concept using reflective memory will provide added advantage for design, development and deployment .

  • Visual simulation Center depicts entire flight profile and terminal engagement scenario in real-time for various classes of missiles.

  • The higher pointing accuracy and high agility of motion simulators will help to develop missiles with higher maneuvering capability and sub-meter accuracy.

  • The evolution of simulation from analog computer to target scene generation using jointly developed high-end dynamic motion simulator will give confidence for all future endeavors of DRDO. This will continue to result in drastic reduction in number of expensive flight trials.

  • The infrastructure of Advanced Simulation Centre can lead to a National Simulation Centre for major DRDO programmes.