S. Ravind has been appointed as Director of the Bangalore-based Electronics & Radar Development Establishment (LRDE), a unit of the Defence Research and Development Organisation.

He assumed charge from Varadarajan who superannuated on May 31.

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.

He started his career as a Junior Scientific Officer in the Defence Electronics Research Laboratory, Hyderabad, and later joined LRDE.

According to a DRDO statement, Ravind was involved in the design and development of INDRA I and INDRA II radars, first phase Array Radar, 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,’’ the DRDO said.

(This article was published on June 3, 2013)
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