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#IP 1157 31 October - 6 November 2016

National Instruments Engineering Impact Award 2016

Augustin M.J., Kaushik N., Abhishek P. Hungund, Amitabha Datta and Nitesh Gupta Advanced Composites Division, CSIR-NAL received Winner of Engineering Impact Award 2016.

Advanced Composites Division of CSIR-NAL has received Winner of Engineering Impact Award 2016 under systems category for “Design and Development of structural health monitoring system comprising of Sync VIEW, Diagnose VIEW, Quick VIEW© for aircraft composite structures”.

This work involves the development of system and methodologies for load and damage detection on composite aircraft structures using Fiber Optic Sensors. The software tools Sync VIEW, and Diagnose VIEW were developed using NI LabVIEW which provided the control of various hardware during the structural tests, synchronized data acquisition and development and validation of in-house algorithm on Lab VIEW platform. Quick VIEW© tool has helped in the flight data analyses post flight so as to provide the strain levels, estimated loads and flight status on aGUI display.

Awards were given by Mr. Ajith Gokhale, Senior Vice President Global Marketing, National Instruments during the NI Day event at Hotel ITC Gardenia on 19 October 2016. The NI Engineering Impact Awards is a technical application contest, conducted every year, showcasing the most innovative projects based on NI software and hardware across India.

It may be noted that division has received the NI Engineering Impact award as first runner-up in the Systems Category in 2014 as well for “Development of Impact Monitoring System Impact VIEW”.

#IP 1156 24 - 30 October 2016


The technical paper entitled "Effect of Ceria Particle Size on the Corrosion Inhibition Properties of Silica-Alumina Sol-Gel Coating System" authored by Mrs. R.V. Lakshmi, Dr. S T Aruna, CSIR-NAL and Prof. S Sampath, IISC, presented at CORCON 2016, New Delhi, India during 18-21 September 2016, has been adjudged as the best paper in the symposium "Corrosion in Defence Equipment & Facilities".

#IP 1155 17 - 23 October 2016

CSIR Technology Awards - 2016 Winners-Team Drishti

"Team Drishti wins the CSIR Technology Award for Innovation for the year 2016 for 'LED based Drishti Visibility measuring system'. The Director, NAL, Sri Jadhav along with Drishti team received the trophy and the certificate from Dr Harshavardhan (Minister for Science and Technology & Earth Sciences)on the occassion of the CSIR Platinum Jubilee foundation day on 26th September 2016. Minister for state for S&T & ES Sri Y S Chowdhary and Dr Girish Sahni DG CSIR and Secretary DSIR were also present when CSIR-NAL received the award".

Congratulations Lakshmi!!!

Mrs. R. V. Lakshmi, Scientist, Surface Engineering Division has been awarded the prestigious CSIR- Young Scientist Award in Chemical Sciences for the year 2016. The award was conferred to her for the significant contributions made in the area of multifunctional sol-gel coatings with improved durability, self-cleaning ability and corrosion resistance. The award was presented to her by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister (Science & Technology and Earth Sciences) and Vice President, CSIR, Shri. Y. S. Chowdary, Minister of State (S&T and ES) and Dr. Girish Sahni, Director General, CSIR and Secretary, DSIR on the occasion of the CSIR Platinum Jubilee Foundation Day Celebration held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 26th September 2016.

#IP 1154 10 - 16 October 2016


#IP 1153 3 - 9 October 2016


TEAM NAL wishes our colleague a very happy, healthy and productive life after superannuation on 30 September 2016.

Mr Kunhi Raman P, ADB

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