Message from Director General, Dr. Sulabha Ranade

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I take immense pleasure in welcoming you to our institute’s website. Established in 1984, SAMEER, over the last three decades has developed as a centre of excellence in Microwave Research and Development. SAMEER has been involved in Research and Development of various systems and subsystems for government departments, public sector undertakings and other user agencies.

 The indigenous development of Medical Linac for cancer therapy in 1990 and design, development and commissioning of Mesosphere, Stratosphere and Troposphere (MST) Radar in Gadanki near Triupati (the 2nd largest Radar in the world) for ISRO in 1994 for atmospheric studies, were the important milestones.  It made SAMEER a premier institute in India carrying out Research and Development activities in the field of RF and Microwave and its allied areas. SAMEER has successfully developed many systems and subsystems for strategic applications.

Our core areas of expertise include Linear Accelerator, RF/Microwave and Millimetre Wave Technologies, Atmospheric Radars and Radar based instrumentation, Communications, Antennas, Photonics, EMI/EMC etc. SAMEER has a dedicated and competent team with strong inter-disciplinary skills, which can partner with our collaborators to achieve greater heights.

The expertise and knowledge base acquired is continuously enhanced by way of executing core and sponsored projects in respective fields. SAMEER continues to focus on in-house technology development through its core R&D programs and keeps abreast with technology in today’s global scenario. The domain expertise attained is put to use by taking up sponsored activities for generation of wealth for the nation. I can envision a significant role of SAMEER in the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the Government of India by establishment of indigenous technology in our national development & growth.

With setting up of Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) Laboratory at Vizag and Centre of High Power Microwave Tube and Component Technology at IITG Campus, Guwahati, Assam, in addition to the existing Centres at Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata, the institute is on the threshold of a massive expansion in its capacity building task.  The institute is also collaborating with various ministries and other agencies in research and development.

With the current initiatives of development of High Energy Linear Accelerator (30 MeV) for medical isotope (Tc99) production, Indigenous technology development of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and  National Navigation with Indian Constellations (NavIC) undertaken by SAMEER under ‘Digital India’ programme of Government of India, SAMEER is poised for a quantum leap in its reach and deliverance.

A multi-institutional initiative involving IIT Madras, IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur, IIT Delhi, IIT Hyderabad, IISc Bangalore, CEWiT (Centre of Excellence in Wireless Technology at  IIT Madras) and SAMEER, for setting-up of 5G test bed, which will enable companies to conduct research experiments on the latest generation of mobile telephony domestically, has been approved by the Government of India.

I thank the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) for their technical, financial and administrative support, without which it would not have been possible for SAMEER to be a premier R&D institute.

We look forward to collaborations with national and international organisations in our field of expertise to achieve the goals and vision of indigenous technology development.

          Dr. Sulabha Ranade, Director General