INDIA: India Defense and Aerospace symposium, organized by Society of Indian Aerospace Technologies & Industries (SIATI) in association with National Instruments (NI), a technology pioneer, completed the sixth edition of the India Defense & Aerospace Symposium (IDAS) 2013- in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Delhi.
IDAS 2013 commenced in Bangalore, with a key note addressed by Dr. Tamilmani - DS & Chief Executive, CEMILAC & Chief Controller- R&D (Aeronautics)- Ministry of Defence, amidst other eminent industry leaders from NAL, HAL, BEL, DRDO, LRDE,BHEL, IISC , TPCL and more.
Dr.Tamilmani said: “Multiple facilities need to be created for flexibility in defense solutions. Capabilities need to increase in manufacturing of defense and aeronautics products -a static segment for the last 30-40 years. Globally things have transitioned to automation to improve design and production. This is where our solution and evolution lies – it’s time for India to focus on production – in a cost-effective way. This is not possible overnight – which is why COTS technology is crucial.”
The event hosted various technical sessions on radar test and validation, wireless sensors and apps, scalable architectures for spectrum monitoring, large channel data acquisition, RF hardware-in-loop design, versatile Record & Playback, simulators, autonomous systems etc.
These sessions were attended by defense personnel, engineers and researchers representing various functional groups, government authorities and multi-national companies. Other highlights at the event included a unique exhibition arena that displayed live demonstrations, case studies presentations, innovative products from NI partners and technical consultation.