New Director for LRDE



Bangalore, june3, 2013:

Shri S RAVIND, Outstanding Scientist has been appointed as Director of Electronics & Radar Development Establishment (LRDE), unit of DRDO, Bangalore.

He assumed charge from Shri Varadarajan, Outstanding Scientist who is superannuating on 31st May 2013. S RAVIND obtained his B Tech degree in Electronics from the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, and M Tech degree in Electronics and Instrumentation from REC, Warangal, Hyderabad.

He started his career in the Defence Research and Development Establishment (DRDO) as a Junior Scientific Officer in the Defence Electronics Research Laboratory (DLRL), Hyderabad, later joined the Electronics and Radar Development Establishment (LRDE), Bangalore.

S RAVIND, has made to Radar programs at LRDE. He was involved in the design and development of INDRA I and INDRA II Radars, first Phased Array Radar of the country, the RAJENDRA Radar and the Akash Weapon System. He was instrumental in the development of the Long Range Radars and Multi-function Fire Control Radars for Ballistic Missile Defence.

His fields of interest are Phased Array Radars, Active Aperture Array Radars, Real time Radar Controls & Sensors for Weapon Systems and Netted Array Radars for Surveillance, Air Defence and Ballistic Missile Defence. He has interacted with production agencies to realise the radars developed indigenously and imbibed the concept of product life cycle methods required for the systems.

S RAVIND was a member of the Team which received the DRDO Technology Award in the year 1994 for Design and Development of Rajendra Phased Array Systems for the AKASH Surface to Air Missile Weapon System.

He received the DRDO Scientist of the Year Award in 1999, IETE IRSI Award in the year 1999.

He was a member of the team which received the Agni Award for Self reliance in the year 2004 for Development of the Rajendra Radar. He was promoted as Scientist “H” (Outstanding Scientist) on 14-July-2010 .

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