International Conference on Range Technology (ICORT)  is dedicated to all professionals of Test Ranges around the globe, associated partners, and researchers in related field, academics. The conference provides opportunity for interaction with various experts of world Test Ranges and a number of notable industries around the globe.

About ITR

Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur is a DRDO laboratory involved in Test and Evaluation of a wide variety of airborne weapon systems like guided missiles, rockets, UAVs and aircrafts. Over the past 35 years, ITR has carried out more than 1000 missions of national importance.
The journey of ITR as a Test Range was started in the year 1982 with a vast stretch of barren land along the coast of Bay of Bengal. Initially aimed at Test and Evaluation of systems under IGMDP (Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme), over the years, ITR has been continuously upgraded with state-of-the-art Range Instrumentation and ancillary facilities to evolve as a world class Test Range capable of undertaking Test and Evaluation of airborne systems of any kind.
After the launch of Agni Technology Demonstrator Vehicle in 1989, ITR took giant strides in the years to follow and met with all challenging test requirements and conducted increasingly complex mission scenarios such as Long Range Ballistic Missiles, Ballistic Missile Defence trials, Multi-target Surface to Surface and Air to Air interception, Anti-Satellite missions, and vehicles with Low Altitude Cruise trajectory etc.
As on date, in addition to conducting tests of flight vehicles under development by various DRDO projects, ITR has also successfully carried out tests of systems already in service with the Indian Armed Forces as well as weapon systems jointly developed involving foreign agencies.
In addition to conducting launch campaigns, one major aspect which has been emphasised within ITR is indigenous development of products and technologies related to a Test Range. Indigenous systems such as Dual Band Telemetry, Phased Array Telemetry, Tracking radar, Flight Termination systems etc have been designed and developed to meet the test requirement.  ITR has a team of developers working on cutting edge technologies in areas like, image processing and computer vision, Signal Processing, VLSI, Data Fusion, Data processing, HMI for situational awareness and safety assessment, system modelling and simulation, communication & networking, threat simulation. Expertise from Indian industries and academic institutions are being utilised towards the developmental tasks taken up by ITR.

About the Conference

In 2019, ITR organised ICORT-2019 co-sponsored by IEEE Kolkata section and ACDOS with the theme of “Emerging Trends in Missile-System Evaluation and Importance of Test Range”. As a sequel to the earlier conference, ITR is going to organise the Second International Conference on Range Technology (ICORT-2021) In association with IEEE Kolkata Section, IEEE Bhubaneswar Sub-section and IEEE Communication & Computer Societies Joint Chapter.
The theme of the conference will be “Advances in Range Technology”. The conference will be conducted in two days hosting four concurrent technical sessions and tutorials sessions pertinent to Range technology. Panel discussions and invited talks on special topics are also planned. All the sessions will be conducted virtually. The presenters, audience and panellists will join through WebEx video-conferencing platform. The major tracks of the conference will be Antennas, RF & Microwave & Radar, IR Tracking & Image Processing, Telemetry, Communication & Flight Termination System, Data Analytics, Decision Theory & Control Systems. For further details kindly visit the conference website www.icort.in


Industry Delegates

IEEE Members

Non-IEEE Members


₹ 5000

₹ 6250


₹ 4000

₹ 5000


₹ 1000

₹ 1500




Foreign Delegates




$ 100

$ 125


$ 80

$ 100


$ 25

$ 30


Important Dates

Paper Submission

15 May 2021

Notification to the Authors

20  June 2021

Final Camera Ready Paper & last date of Registration

01 July 2021

Technical Sessions

05 & 06 August 2021

Advisory Committee

Defence Research and Development Organisation


Dr. S K Mishra

DG & CEO & MD, Brahmos Aerospace

Ms. J. Manjula


Dr. Samir V Kamat


Dr. Tessy Thomas


Mr. P K Mehta


Mr. K S Varaprasad


Mr. G N Rao


Dr. Dashrath Ram

Director, DRDL

Mr. BHVSN Murthy

Director, RCI

Dr. M.R.M. Babu

Director, ASL

Dr. B. K. Das

Director, IRDE

Dr. S Venugopal

Director, ADE

Dr. V.V.Rao

Director, ARDE

Mr. U. Raja Babu

Prog.Director, RCI

Mr. L Benjamin

Director, DIC, DRDO HQ

Mr. P Radhakrishna

Director, LRDE

Mr. Prateek Kishore

Director, TBRL

Dr. M Manickavasagam

Director, CAS

Mr. D.K. Joshi

Director, PXE

Ms. B Sucharita

Associate Director, ITR

Dr. Abhijit Bhattacharya


Mr. Niladri Roy

Additional Director, ITR

Dr A K Sarkar

Scientist-G (Retd), DRDL

Indian Space Research Organisation


Mr. A Rajarajan

Director, SDSC SHAR



Prof. T.K. Ghoshal

Prof. Emeritus, Jadavpur University

Prof. Ashok Kumar Tripathy

Silicon Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar

Prof. S. Mukhopadhyay

IIT Kharagpur

Prof P K Biswas

IIT Kharagpur

Prof. Radhakant Padhi

IISc Bangalore

Dr. Nandita Sanyal

BPPIMT, Kolkata

IEEE Section


Dr. Sushmita Mitra

Chair, IEEE Kolkata Section

Mr. Pallab Ganguly

Chairman, IEEE COMSOC, Kolkata Chapter

Dr. Subhadip Basu

Chair , IEEE Computer, Kolkata Chapter

Dr. Debi Prosad Dogra

Secretary IEEE Bhubaneswar Subsection



Dr. Satyajit Chakrabarti

SAMEER Kolkata

Mr. Philippe Klaeyle

Safran Data Systems, France

Technical Programme Committee

1. Prof. Sanjoy Kumar Saha

Jadavpur University

2. Dr. Bappaditya Mandal

Keele University, UK

3. Dr. Niladri Bihari Puhan

IIT Bhubaneswar

4. Dr. Abhishek Midya

MSKCC, NewYork

5. Dr. Kumardeb Banerjee

Jadavpur University

6. Dr. Dipti Patra

NIT Rourkela

7. Dr. Gaurav S Kasbekar

IIT Bombay

8. Dr Arnab Maity

IIT Bombay

9. Dr. Munmun Khanra

NIT Silchar

10. Dr. Chandrakanta Kumar

U R Rao Satellite Centre, ISRO, Bangalore

11. Dr. V. K. Anandan

ISTRAC, Bangalore

12. Dr. Anirban Bera


13. Dr. Arun Subramanian

GE Global Research

14. Dr. Atanu Talukdar

Samsung Research, Bangalore

15. Dr. P. N. Dwivedi


16. Dr. Arun Kumar Ray


Call for Papers

Prospective  authors intending to participate in the conference are requested to submit original research articles on topics (given below but not limited to) related to Test Range technologies. Standard IEEE conference paper format to be followed and the length of the final paper should be no more than 6 pages in A4 size.

Antennas, RF & Microwave & Radar

IR Tracking & Image Processing

Telemetry, Communication & Flight Termination System

Data Analytics, Decision Theory & Control Systems

  • Antennas & Wave Propagation (Plume, Plasma & Atmospheric Effects)
  • Phased Array, Analog and Digital beam forming
  • Radar Transmitters - SSPA , HPA , High Power Oscillators , High Power Microwave Devices
  • Microstrip Antenna, Component ,  Circuit & MMIC
  • Advances in Radar Receivers & Signal Processing
  • PN Ranging, TDoA, Satellite Navigation
  • RCS &  Radar Beacons
  • Bistatic , Multi Static Radar, Cognitive Radar, Over The Horizon Radar, MIMO Radar & Met Radar
  • ECM & ECCM
  • Radar for Range Applications viz Tracking and Surveillance
  • Emerging Technologies in Radar
  • Image and Video Analysis and Processing for Range Applications Viz Sensing, Enhancement, Modelling, Registration and Fusion
  • Recent Trends of Electro Optics for Defence Applications: New Generation Sensors, Long Range Optics, Processing Hardware
  • Deep Learning for Image and Video Processing
  • Object Detection, Recognition, Classification and Tracking
  • IR, Hyper Spectral and Multi Spectral Imaging
  • Applications and Case Studies for Tracking with EO Sensors in Ranges
  • Challenges in Electro Optical Tracking : Environment and Geometry
  • Aeronautical Telemetry Systems – Ground Segment and Flight Segments
  • Spectrum Management, Modulation, Coding, Equalization, Quantum Error Correction
  • Secured Communication, Data Security, Quantum Encryption
  • Active & Passive Repeaters for Communication & Telemetry using Aerial & Space Platforms
  • Flight Termination Systems
  • SDR, RF SoC  Architectures & Applications
  • Ship-to-Shore Communication, Broadband Mobile Satellite Communication
  • Green Communication, Wireless Networks, Optical Networks, Network & System Synchronization
  • Software Defined Networking and IoT
  • Recent Trends in Parameter and Dynamic Estimation, Multi Source Data Fusion, Data Association, Data Classification
  • Sensor Registration and Calibration
  • Bayesian and MHT based Decision Making etc
  • AI, Machine Learning and Cloud Computing for Range Applications
  • Modeling and Simulation of Range Instruments
  • Industrial Servo Control, Drives, Predictive Control, Optimal Control & Intelligent Control Systems, Servo Control of Air-Borne & Ship-Borne Gimbals


Keynote Speakers

 Coming soon

Invited Speakers

Prof. S Lakshmivarahan

Dr. S. Lakshmivarahan
The University of Oklahoma

Topics :
Data Analytics, Decision Theory & Control Systems

P K Biswas

Prof P. K. Biswas
IIT Kharagpur

Topics :
IR Tracking & Image Processing

V M Gadre

Prof Vikram M. Gadre
IIT Bombay

Topics :
Telemetry, Communication & Flight Termination System

Rowdra Ghatak

Prof Rowdra Ghatak
NIT Durgapur

Topics :
Antennas, RF & Microwave & Radar

Organising Committee

General Chair : Shri H K Ratha, Director, ITR
Co-chair : Dr. Shrabani Ghosh,
Convenor : Shri Pankaj Gupta
Technical Chair : Dr. Pradipta Roy
Treasurer : Shri S K Pattanaik

Guidelines for submission of papers

Prospective authors are invited to submit manuscripts (full-length Articles) containing original contribution with sufficient detail for review. All submissions must take place through "EDAS Paper Submission Portal for ICORT-21" at https://icort2021.edas.info.. The submitted manuscript must include original contribution of the authors which have not been published or submitted elsewhere.

Submitted manuscripts:

  • Must be in PDF, two columns and compliant with IEEE conference format.
  • Should not be below three A4 size pages and not exceed Six A4 size pages in Length.
  • Standard IEEE conference templates for LaTeX and Microsoft Word formats should be used to write technical papers and can be downloaded from https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html


Important note: The reviewing process for ICORT-21 will be double-blind, where the identities of the authors are withheld. In order to effectively implement double-blind reviewing, it is required that no author names and their affiliation should be included in the submitted manuscript (PDF file). Moreover, no direct or indirect reference should be made that could reveal the identity of the authors. Thus, the submission should certainly NOT contain the names of the authors, institution names, email ids etc. Also, authors must refer to their own prior work in the third person. Any submissions not meeting these requirements will be rejected without review.

Exhibition & Sponsorship Opportunities

"Along with the technical sessions, an Industrial Exhibition has been planned during ICORT-2021 which will be hosted on a Virtual Platform. Exhibitors willing to showcase their technologies and products can avail this platform to have a global reach. In addition to this, ICORT-2021 also provides an opportunity for the participating organization to get associated with the event by being a sponsor. The know more about the exhibition and sponsorship opportunities in ICORT-2021, please download the exhibition and sponsorship details."

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