The digital signal processing is the future of communication technology and its applications cover a wide spectrum of techniques, Chief Controller, R&D, Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO), R. Sreehari Rao said here on Friday.

“The DRDO is employing a wide range of satellite processing technologies in defence communications,'' Dr. Rao said at a national seminar on, “Signal Processing and Communication Systems,'' conducted by University College of Engineering & Technology, Acharya Nagarjuna University.

Explaining the various advances in communication technology, Dr. Rao showed slides of ‘Brief case MSS SATCOM', through which soldiers on ground could communicate using satellite communication with transmitters fitted to their portable brief cases.

Similar technology was being used in unmanned aerial vehicle used in reconnaissance and surveillance missions, he said.

Associate Director, Satish Dhawan Space Research Station (SHAR), M.Y.S. Prasad spoke about advances in signal processing and communication systems.

University Vice Chancellor Y.R. Haragopal Reddy in his address said the conference would provide a platform for exchange of ideas in the research in engineering and communication technologies.

G. Boopathy, director, Defence Electronics Research Laboratory, V.S. Mahalingam, director, CAIR, DRDO, Bangalore, and G. Jagannath Das, project director, Ground Segment Networks, Satellite Navigation Programme, were among those who spoke at the seminar.

Rector, ANU, K.V. Rao, registrar M.V.N. Sarma and Principal P. Siddaiah were present.

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