New Delhi: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering and Research (SAMEER) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will serve as a platform for them to collaborate on spurring research and development on Communication Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) Systems. The CNS is the main function that form the infrastructure for air traffic management and ensure that air traffic is safe and efficient.
The collaboration between both the organisations is in line with the government’s impetus for embracing the Make in India concept through indigenous design and development of the CNS systems, with significant benefits in terms of leveraging human capital potential, fostering innovation, enhancing skill development and protecting intellectual property in the country.
SAMEER is an autonomous R&D institute under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology with the vision to achieve excellence in application-oriented research in the areas of RADARs, RF and Microwave Electronics, Electromagnetics, Millimetre wave, EMI/EMC, Communications and Antennas
At the ceremony, which was organised at AAI Corporate Headquarters on January 3, Vineet Gulati Member (ANS), AAI and Dr Sulabha Ranade, Director General, SAMEER, signed the agreement in the presence of Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, AAI, SAMEER experts and senior officials of AAI. While AAI, as part of its ANS upgradation plans, is setting up a state-of-the-art Civil Aviation Research Organisation at Hyderabad for finding indigenous solutions to challenges arising from exponential traffic growth, SAMEER is an autonomous R&D institute under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology with the vision to achieve excellence in application-oriented research in the areas of RADARs, RF and Microwave Electronics, Electromagnetics, Millimetre wave, EMI/EMC, Communications and Antennas.
SAMEER has been involved in the development of many RF and Microwave-based systems and products which are required by various government agencies like defence, space and ministry of earth sciences for a long time. The MOU will provide for transfer of know-how/skill by SAMEER experts in the areas of RF, MW and Antenna-related solutions to AAI domain experts, and will pave the way for exposure of SAMEER researchers to the challenging aviation sector. Gulati, Board Member (Air Navigation Services), AAI, said that the partnership between the organisations will be a game-changer in Indian Aviation in the years to come.
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