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B.Tech (Aero) Punjab University; MTech (Aero) IIT Bombay; MSc. (Flight Dynamics) College of Aeronautics, Cranfield. 33 years in Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), DRDO. Participated in the design of Control, Guidance & Navigation system and set up the Mission Simulation system for UAV Nishant. Designed algorithms for Waypoint Navigation and other Autonomous modes of the UAV. Designed a PC-based HILS facility for UAV Mission Validation in 1993. Member of Think Tank group (GFAST) at DRDO Headquarters for 3 years; Member of IDS-Services-DRDO Task Force for defining requirements of Subsonic Cruise Missile. Was the Project Director & Chief Designer of Subsonic Cruise Missile “Nirbhay” successfully integrating indigenous technologies from more than 10 laboratories of DRDO. Was the Director of ADE, DRDO during 2013-2015.
Was conferred DRDO Performance excellence awards as member of UAV “Nishant” development team in 2004 and Leader of “Nirbhay” Cruise Missile development team in 2014. Won the DRDO Silicon Trophy award for ADE as Director of the laboratory. Was joint winner of National Aeronautics Prize from Aeronautical Society of India in 2014; Was conferred Eminent Engineer award by Institution of Engineers, Bangalore Chapter in 2014. Was a member of Governing Council of Aeronautical Society of India during 2013-2016 and Executive Council of Astronautical Society of India during 2014 – 2017.
Areas of Interest include Mission simulation for UAVs, Systems Engineering and Systems Analysis of Aeronautical systems