Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering & Research
Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology
Government of India
Mumbai Activities: High Power Microwave Activities
Solid State Amplifiers
has developed power amplifiers based on solid state technology
in VHF, UHF and L band frequency up to 1 KWatt power. The solid
state amplifiers are being used as driver amplifiers to the RF
sources for particle accelerators, solid state transmitter in
atmospheric radars, broadcast & communication amplifiers,
exciter for microwave cavity resonator etc.
SAMEER developed amplifiers are installed at NMRL, Gadanki, Indian Metrological Department, Pune, Variable Energy Cyclotron Center, Kolkata, Guwahati University, Assam.
Microwave based Tea Processing
Microwave heating systems for the application of drying of tea powder are designed, developed installed and commissioned in the North-East sector. Uniform drying of tea grains and maintain the moisture content of 3% and less in the finished tea product is a major challenge for the tea industry. Microwave drying technology, because of its numerous advantages, is fast becoming a very popular name and has tremendous potential to revolutionize various industrial processing sectors in India. The Microwave technology based drying, being a molecular phenomenon, not only provides solution for even drying for tea, but also eliminates bacterial growth during various stages of processing of tea
Stratosphere, Troposphere (ST) Radar
Stratosphere, Troposphere (ST) Radar, clear air weather radar operating at 212.5 MHz, has been established at Gauhati University Campus (26.140N, 91.730E, 50 mts above MSL) by SAMEER Mumbai. It is the world’s first system with cutting edge indigenous technology in 200 MHz band with open configuration ( Antennas, TR modules and cables placed in the open field) wherein active phased array concept has been used. It is a coherent pulsed Doppler radar operating in Doppler Beam Swinging (DBS) mode. It consists of 576 antenna elements arranged in a circle with square grid. Each antenna is fed with its own Transmit-Receive module (TRM) to generate high quality wind data (wind speed and its direction) with high spatial and temporal resolution on continuous basis. The above data when fed to weather numerical models or similar numerical models would lead to forecasting and nowcasting of atmospheric phenomena in north east region. These will be helpful to various sectors such as meteorological, agricultural, civil aviation, disaster management etc.
Ka band Cloud Radar
SAMEER AMSD (Formerly ARID) has developed a zenith looking Ka band polarimetric Radar. It is solid state radar with latching circulator bank used for duplexing and polarizations switching with alternate polarization transmit and receive both polarization. Digital Signal processing is part of the Radar, and Data processing is done at the control computer. The Radar was extensively used for 3 continuous years during monsoon, and the Data, processed as well raw data was compared with established radars.
3kW CW/Pulsed Microwave Sources for heating applications
SAMEER has developed 3kW microwave source for heating applications.
The source can be operated in CW as well as in pulsed mode.
Provision of manual power control as well as automatic power control to follow set temperature profile.
The system for processing ceramic insulators has been patented.
Various other applications, for which systems have been developed include welding of metals, drilling holes in non-metals such as glass, bones etc., soybean processing (inactivation of trypsin inhibitor), denitration of metal nitrate solutions, etc.