Explore Underwater Sonar Surveillance At NPOL Meet

The Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL), Kochi is organising an International Conference on Sonar Systems and Sensors, ‘ICONS-2018’. The scientific meet will be held at ADLUX International Convention Exhibition Centre, Karukutty, Angamaly from February 22-24. K Sivan, secretary, Department of Space and chairman of ISRO, will inaugurate the conference on Thursday at 6 pm. S Christopher, secretary defence (R&D) and chairman DRDO will preside.

NPOL is a Systems Laboratory of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Ministry of Defence, Government of India engaged in the research and development of Sound Navigation and Ranging (SONAR) systems and allied technologies. Giving a broad outline of the sphere of activity of NPOL, S Kedarnath Shenoy, director NPOL and organising committee chairman, said that its thrust areas of Research and Development are signal processing and imaging, underwater acoustics, electronics, engineering systems, transducers, materials and oceanography.

The laboratory has developed hull mounted sonar for ships and submarines, towed array sonar and airborne sonar for Indian Navy. NPOL’s success has contributed to the nation’s self-reliance in these vital fields.The conference aims to pool the knowledge in the domain of sonar and underwater sensors, underwater surveillance and communications from across the world. Read More…

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