Defence Research & Development

Defence Research & Development Thrust Area Coordinator (TAC) – Prof. Rajiv Prakash (email: rprakash.mst@iitbhu.ac.in)

The hub includes areas in which predictive analytics may play an important role in the near future, specifically those pertaining to combat readiness like defence equipment and their parts replacement, effectiveness of a soldier in a real combat scenario, and medical attention requirement in a particular combat scenario etc. addressing crucial areas of defence like (a) border surveillance and role of drones and radars for surveillance, (b) microwave techniques for imaging, (c) stealth technique based on advanced polymer materials, (d) 5G for defence communications, (f) power systems for defence, (g) explosive detection, (h) smart sensors for soldiers and (i) and biosensors for safety and readiness of soldiers etc. An assessment of the anticipated skill gaps will be studied, besides the expected need for human resources in existing and new job sectors.

The Institute has strength in Information and Communications Technology, academic and research with deep scientific and analytical skills, and having extensive experience in core engineering such as Electrical and electronics, computer, transportation, materials and biomaterials, mechanical and pharmaceutic engineering. These are the advantages for the institute for achieving leadership in the critical and emerging field of Interdisciplinary Data analytics and predictive technology.

I-DAPT as a defence technology, uncovers the core R&D issues, assess the national status of the technology, and identify the national strengths and weaknesses. The consultative process also explored methods and structures to connect NM-ICPS with national developmental objectives with particular emphasis on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). It captures the aspirations of both the defence forces as well as the general citizenry, and assesses the present status of DAPT in terms of research, technology potential and identifies various stakeholders across the sectors.