Month: June 2017

Dr NNSSRK Prasad

More than 30 years of Experience in Research, Design and Development.

Presently working as Scientist ‘H’ (Outstanding Scientist) and Technology Director (LCA Payloads) in Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA).

 Joined ADA in 1998 from SAMEER-Mumbai (former group of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)-Mumbai), where he was working as Head-Signal Processing Group since 1986.

 B.Tech., in Electronics and Communication engineering and M.Tech., in Controls and Instrumentation from JNTU College of engineering, Kakinada, (A.P.) in 1985 and 1987 respectively. Obtained Ph.D. in Communication Engineering from IIT-Bombay in 2003.

 Worked and contributed for Prestigious and very important National Projects like MST Radar for atmosphere research of ISRO (NARL), Opto-electronic Integrated Circuits project for Ministry of Information Technology, RF Networking of Indian Light Houses & Radio Beacon projects of Ministry of Surface Transport, Active Seeker project of DRDO etc. during his tenure at SAMEER-Mumbai.

 Currently he is working for another prestigious project of the nation i.e. Tejas- Indian Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) project and also for Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft and other projects of ADA.

 He has more than 100 publications in national and international conferences and journals. He is a senior member of IEEE, USA, Fellow of IETE, IE, OSI, VEDA, Life Member of ISOI, AeSI and CSI and Member of IET, UK and AOC, USA.

 Awarded 'DRDO Scientist of the Year' for 2014.

 Guided independently many under graduate and post-graduate projects. Under his guidance, two PhD thesis programs completed for VTU in 2014. Presently guiding five PhDs programs under VTU, Belgaum, Karnataka and one under MIT, Chennai, Tamilnadu.

Reviewer for Journals of AeSI-India, IEEE-USA and IEE-UK.

Dr. Clency

Dr. Clency Lee-Yow graduated from Queen Mary College in London, UK with a B.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. He spent one year with the university as a research assistant before joining Com Dev International in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada where he worked as a senior engineer designing a variety of reflector antenna feeds for satellite communications.  In 1994, he joined Custom Microwave Inc. (CMI) and took over as VP of operations. He became President of CMI in 1999 and has since transformed the company into a major supplier of high performance reflector antenna feeds for satellite communications. Since that time, CMI has supplied feeds for more than 210 satellites.

Title of the Talk Feeds for Satellite Reflector Antennas

The satellite industry has seen significant changes in recent years.  The development of High Throughput Satellites (HTS) has meant a significant increase in the number of feeds deployed on each spacecraft.  This in turn has forced feed manufacturer’s like CMI to significantly reduce size, mass, and production schedule while maintaining high performances.  In addition, increased competition has put significant downward pressure on price.  CMI has had to adapt very quickly to this environment.  This presentation will provide a brief overview of CMI overall approach for feed design, manufacturing and test in this new environment.