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
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
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.