Dr. M. LAKSHMINARAYANA, Sc-H (Retd.), DLRL
Dr. M. Lakshminarayana, did his B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from JNTU, Hyderabad, M.Tech in Microwave and Radar Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, and Ph.D. from Queen's University of Belfast, United Kingdom.
Dr. Lakshminarayana joined Defence Electronics Research Laboratory, DLRL, Hyderabad, as Scientist 'B' in Jan 1981. With 34 years of R&D experience he retired from service on 30 April 2015 as Scientist 'H' (Outstanding Scientist), Associate Director DLRL and Programme Director, SAMUDRIKA. Over the last 34 years, Dr Lakshminarayana immensely contributed towards indigenous development of Identification of Friend or Foe (IFF) Systems and Electronic Warfare programmes. His primary contribution is towards the design and in-house development of linear and cylindrical phased arrays for IFF systems and a number of EW antennas and subsystems for Electronic Warfare programmes.
As Project Director of Non-Com segment of Programme Samyukta, he has steered the indigenous development and production of Two Control Center Blocks of Radar Electronic Warfare System for Indian Army. As Associate Programme Director of Programme SAMYUKTA, he was responsible for hand over and User exploitation of full Samyukta System.
As Project Director, ESWAR, for Development of Advanced Communication ESM Technologies, he got 12 subsystems developed indigenously, resulting in substantial reduction of gap in achievement of self reliance in modern COM EW Systems. As Project Director of AEW&C, he was responsible for successful flight-testing of Communication Support Measure (CSM) System on EMB-145 Aircraft. At the time of his retirement he was Programme Director of SAMUDRIKA, a major Indigenous Electronic Warfare Programme for Indian Navy. Presently he is Professor in ECE & Principal of Kshatriya College of Engineering, Armoor.
Dr. Lakshminarayana has authored/co-authored more than two dozen publications in National and International conferences and journals. One Scholar got Ph D under his guidance and guiding two more Research Scholars for their Ph.D. degree. His areas of interest include Antennas, Microwave Components and advanced Electronic Warfare Systems.
Dr. Lakshminarayana is a Fellow of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India), Member of AOC, and a Senior Member of Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, (IEEE) USA. He served IETE Hyderabad Centre and IEEE Hyderabad Section in various capacities. Now he is chairman of IEEE Section AP and TS.