N E W S L E T T E R
MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES
Continuing Education Programme
Under the continuing education programme (CEP) of DRDO, a course on Signature Management was organised at Defence Laboratory, Jodhpur, during 15-19 November 1999 with an aim to deliberate the latest developments in the field of signature management of military equipment/targets. Shri JV Ramana Rao, Ex-Director, DL, who was the Chief Guest, delivered the keynote address at the inaugural function. Dr Ram Gopal, Director, DL, presided over the inaugural function. Twenty-three officers attended the course and 23 lectures were delivered. The speakers covered various important aspects of signature management, including signature studies through remote sensing, ground truth measurements and imaging techniques, materials and techniques for signature suppression and simulation, stealth technology, and electronic warfare.
The Naval Science & Technological Laboratory (NSTL), Visakhapatnam, organised a short-term course, SHOCK-99, during 15-19 November 1999. Rear Adm S Mohapatra, Director, NSTL, inaugurated the course. Forty-five participants from industries, DRDO, and Indian and foreign Naval Services attended the course. The course comprised classroom lectures, field demonstrations of shock on equipment, and analysis of data generated by using suitable software.
NBCD Specialisation Course on Nuclear RaDIATions
The Defence Laboratory (DL), Jodhpur, in response to NBCD School of Indian Navy, Lonavala, conducted a training programme on NBCD Specialisation on Nuclear RaDIATions, during 15-19 November 1999. Dr Ram Gopal, Director, DL, Jodhpur, inaugurated the course and also presided over the valedictory function. Shri PK Khatri, Head, Isotope Division, delivered the welcome address. Ten naval officers attended the course. The course included lectures, practicals and demonstrations related to nuclear raDIATion detection equipment and calibration techniques, modern protection methods from nuclear explosion, protection from EMP, TREE and nuclear raDIATions, raDIATion 3rd prediction, and biological effects and raDIATion safety.
Course on Application of Image Enhancement Techniques in Forensic Sciences
The Defence Electronics Applications Laboratory (DEAL), Dehradun, in association with IETE, Dehradun Centre, organised a short-term course on Application of Image Enhancement Techniques in Forensic Sciences during 25-27 October 1999. The course was inaugurated by Dr AS Bains, Director, DEAL. Dr RK Tewari, Chief Forensic Scientist, was the Chief Guest on this occasion. The course was tailored to suit the requirement of the scientists from Bureau of Police Research & Development, Ministry of Home Affairs. Scientists from Central Forensic Science Laboratories, Chandigarh and Hyderabad, also participated in this course.