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DRDO ANNUAL REPORT 2017

• Broadband pulsed and CW helix TWTs for             making MEMS pressure transducers, temperature
                                                     sensor, accelerometers and RF MEMS switches
   EW applications                                   has been developed successfully.

• Design and development of electronic power         COMPUTATIONAL SYSTEMS

   conditioners, microwave power modules and         Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
   transmitters                                      (CAIR)

• New generation devices like multi-beam                  CAIR Bengaluru, is working in the areas
                                                     of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Command
   klystron and relativistic magnetron               and Control, Networking, Information and
                                                     Communication Security leading to development
• High-power microwave generation and its            of Mission-Critical products for battlefield
                                                     communication and management systems.
   ISM applications
                                                     Core Competence/Thrust Areas
Solid State Physics Laboratory (SSPL)
                                                     • Netcentric systems for tactical command
     SSPL Delhi, has focus on development of solid-
state materials and semiconductor devices with          control and communication systems
primary subsystems and technologies including
crystal growth, material development using           • Intelligent systems, unmanned systems,
Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE), Metal Oxide
Chemical Vapour Deposition (MOCVD), Liquid              communication security
Phase Epitaxy (LPE) and Ion-implantation. The
Laboratory is developing device technologies viz.    • Cyber security
Gallium Arsenide based Monolithic Microwave
Integrated Circuits (GaAs MMICs) and Gallium         Joint Cipher Bureau (JCB)
Nitride based Monolithic Microwave Integrated
Circuits (GaN MMICs); Silicon Micro Electro               JCB Delhi, is the sole agency for distribution,
Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Bolometer and             safe custody and return of Crypto keys to
Mercury Cadmium Telluride (MCT) Infrared             provide cipher cover to the communication of
detection, Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW), High         22 departments of Government of India. The
Power Laser Diode and Nanotechnology.                thrust areas of JCB are design, development
                                                     and evaluation of key management systems
Core Competence/Thrust Areas                         and related technologies.

• Design and Development of GaAs and GaN             Scientific Analysis Group (SAG)

   based microwave devices and circuits, IR-              SAG Delhi, is one of the premier agencies in
   devices, surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices      the country working in the area of Cryptology,
   and sensors, MEMS components, materials           Information Security and Cyber Security.
   development and characterisation
                                                     Core Competence/Thrust Areas
• Structural, composition and impurity
                                                     • Crypto evaluation, cryptanalysis, cyber security
   characterisation of semiconductors
                                                        testing and certification
• Facilities for the growth of bulk single crystals
                                                     Significant Achievements during 2017
   for the germanium and CZT for IR applications,
   growth of device structures                       MICRO ELECTRONIC DEVICES

• Design and modeling, ion implantation system,      Multi-Core based Network Processor
                                                     (Avadhani)
   and electron beam micro lithography setups
                                                          Avadhani project envisages design and
Semiconductor Technology and Applied                 development of multicore network processor
Research Centre (STAR-C)                             with throughput of 10 Gbps. Avadhani processor
                                                     is targeted at network processing and network
     STAR-C Bengaluru is engaged in the              security applications. It has three different types
development and production of MEMS devices
and microsystems for defence, aerospace, medical
and other applications. The technology for

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