Thursday, June 20, 2024

An Indigenous RF Power Amplifier By IIT Roorkee And DRDO

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IIT Roorkee and the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) have partnered to research defense technology and produce homegrown defense gear.

Radio frequency power amplifier developed by DRDO and IIT Roorkee (Photo/ANI)

These amplifiers were created by a research team at IIT Roorkee led by Prof. Karun Rawat and a team of scientists and engineers at DEAL, DRDO, under the direction of Pinaki Sen. They were created to be able to meet the demands for high efficiency (for thermal management) and good linearity (for signal fidelity) at the same time. Size, weight, and power have all been simultaneously maximised in the designs (SWaP).

According to IIT Roorkee, these amplifier units perform better than average, attaining high efficiency and gain while also taking into account effective harmonic and intermodulation suppression. The increase in efficiency will lead to a significant decrease in heat load, making it simpler to integrate in the requisite form factor within the Programmable Radio chassis. The device will be mass produced by private domestic partners and assembled with indigenous radio modules from DEAL and DRDO.

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The primary difficulty, according to the leading university, is to focus such scientific research on product-oriented exercises through joint efforts with research and development labs. Prof Rawat said, “Keeping in tune with India’s mission for technological upgradation, the current research and development feat of technology focus is a glimpse of the improvements to existing capabilities and also bringing up new capabilities.”

Prof Ajit K Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee, said, “With Make in India emerging as a powerful beacon to guide the development of defence technologies, we need to synergise the strengths of the government research agencies, industries as well as academics institutions to make India a truly global player in major defense technologies and systems.”

Further, Lal Chand Mangal, Director, DEAL DRDO, remarked, “DEAL DRDO with its charter to do research, design, and development is geared up for the development of such futuristic technologies indigenously by involving academia and industry in a big way, to maintain and support India’s Defence system.”


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