Electronics & Instrumentation Group [EIG]

Electronics & Instrumentation Group consists of Real Time Systems Division (RSTD), Instrumentation and Control Division, Computer Division, Electronics and Instrumentation Division and Security & Innovative Sensors Division.
The major activities of the group are

    The Electronics and Instrumentation Group is actively involved in the development of Instrumentation & Control for the 500 MWe Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor. Towards this the I&C systems are designed with safety and availability of the reactor as the guiding requirements through redundant systems and also keeping in mind the simplicity of design and maintainability. A judicious combination of hardwired and computer based I&C systems, state-of-the-art design, manufacturing processes and testing were employed in the design of I&C systems. The systems developed include safety critical, safety related and non safety I&C systems. The Prototype systems were qualified after rigorous environmental, EMI/EMC and seismic testing. The application software developed was subjected to thorough Verification & Validation procedures.
    The Group is also developing a full scope replica type Operator Training Simulator for PFBR. An advanced visualization centre was established and various PFBR systems are modeled for visualization in 3D and walkthrough. R&D activities in the areas of innovative instrumentation using pulsating sensors, Wireless Sensor Networks for use in future reactors, computational intelligence, knowledge management etc. are in progress. State-of-the art computational facilities with a total processing power of about 30 tera FLOPS and data communication facilities are being provided. To take care of the security challenges the security electronics systems are constantly deployed and upgraded

Electronics and Instrumentation Group

Dr. B.K. Panigrahi,
Outstanding Scientist,
Director, Electronics & Instrumentation Group

Real-time Controls & Computer Group Electronics & Instrumentation Division
Computer Division Instrumentation & Control Division
Real Time Systems Division Security & Innovative Sensors Division

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