Upcoming Seminar/Talk

Distinguish Lecture:

ComSoc is hosting a DL on 12 Dec 2019, 10am

Venue: Reliance Jio Office, Avana Building, Sarjapur Jn, Outer Ring Road, Bangalore

Dr. Sudhakar Rao

IEEE Life Fellow

Technical Fellow, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

Title: “Satellite Communications Antenna Systems”

Abstract:Antennas are “Eyes and Ears” of satellite communications payloads. 21st century has seen several new satellite services such as local-channel broadcast for direct broadcast satellite service (DBS), high capacity K/Ka-band personal communication satellite (PCS) service, hosted payloads, mobile satellite services using very large deployable reflectors, high power hybrid satellites etc. All these satellite services are driven by the operators need to reduce the cost of satellite and pack more capability into the satellite. Antenna sub-system design, mechanical packaging on the spacecraft, and RF performance become very critical for these satellites. System requirements that drive the antenna designs will be presented initially with brief introduction to satellite communications.

Practical designs for satellite communications using contoured beams, multiple spot beams, and reconfigurable beams will be presented. Multiple beam antenna (MBA) concepts and their advantages compared to conventional contoured beams will be introduced. Various designs of the MBA for DBS, PCS, and MSS services will be discussed along with examples. Advances in multi-band antennas covering multiple bands will be presented. Brief introduction to antenna test and qualification for space applications will be given. Future trends in the satellite antennas will be discussed. At the end of this talk, engineers will be exposed to typical requirements, designs, hardware, software, and test methods used for satellite antenna systems.

Contact Information:

Dr. Sudhakar Rao, IEEE Life Fellow, FIETE

Technical Fellow, Research Technology & Engineering Division

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

1 Space Park Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90278, USA

e-mail: sudhakar.rao@ngc.com&skraoks@yahoo.com

Phone: 1-310-813-5405 (Work) & 1- 215-500-9655 (Mobile)

Photo& Biography:

Dr. Sudhakar Rao is working as a Technical Fellow at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Redondo Beach, CA, USA since 2010 where is working on advanced satellites, aircrafts and ground antennas for various military and civilian applications. He received Ph. D in electrical engineeringfrom Indian Institute of Technology Madras in 1980.Dr. Rao worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Trondheim, Norway and then as a research associate at University of Manitoba, Canada during 1981-1983. Over the past 36 years starting from 1983, he worked at Spar Aerospace Limited (now MDA), Boeing Satellite Systems, Lockheed Martin and now at Northrop Grumman and contributed to antenna & payloads for more than 80 different satellites. His work on development of radiation templates for complex radiation patterns of satellite antennas for interference analysis was adopted and recommended by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)/CCIR in 1992 as the world-wide standard for satellite manufacturers and operators. He authored over 200 technical papers and was awarded with 48 U.S patents and three trade secrets. He authored and co-edited three text book volumes on “Handbook of Reflector Antennas and Feed Systems” that were published in June 2013 by the Artech House.

Dr. Rao is an IEEE Life Fellow and a Fellow of IETE. He received several awards and recognitions that include IEEE Benjamin Franklin Key Award in 2006, Special Invention Award from Boeing in 2002 for a series of patents related to reconfigurable satellites, Delaware Valley Engineer of the Year in 2008, Asian American Engineer of the year award in 2008, IEEE Judith Resnik Technical Field Award in 2009 for pioneering work in aerospace engineering, IETE’s S.N. Mitra award in 2016, NIT Warangal’s Distinguished Alumni of the year award in 2016, IEEE Region 6 Outstanding Engineer Award for 2017 and the 2017 Northrop Grumman’s President Award for innovations. Dr. Rao servedas the Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE APS during 2015-2017and delivered lectures, keynote talks and invited talks all over the world. He served as the AdCom member for IEEE APS during 2011-2013. He was the Chair for the IEEE APS “Industry Initiatives Committee” during 2011-2015, IEEE APS Fellow Evaluation Committee member during 2015-2017, Associate Editor for the IEEE Antennas & Propagation Magazine’s “Antenna Applications Corner”, Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation, and Associate Editor of IEEE AWPL.He is the Executive Committee Member and IEEE APS Liaison for the InCAP series of conferences that started as annual events in India from 2018and is currently being held in Ahmedabadduring Dec 19-22, 2019. Dr. Rao is the guest editor for the special issue on “Satellite Antennas: Recent Advances” published in October 2019 issue of IEEE AP Magazine.


ComSoc Study Group Session

Topic – Quantum Communication
Speaker – Mr Anand M, Sr Scientist, CDoT
Date: 9 Nov 2019
Time – 1500 – 1700hrs
Venue – Reliance Jio, Avana Building, Sarjapour Jn, Outer Ring Road
Please find the list of proposed events from ComSoc Bangalore.
Please connect with us for more information.
IEEE 5G Tutotrial
Dear Colleague and Fellow Volunteer,
As part of the IEEE 5G initiative Education Working Group activities, please see the following announcement about the upcoming IEEE 5G Learning Series, Bangalore Edition and help spread the word for this exciting event. Please stay tuned for subsequent series of IEEE 5G tutorials in various parts of the world.
On behalf of IEEE Communications Society Industry Outreach 
Ashutosh Dutta, Ph.D.
Director of Industry Outreach, IEEE Communications Society (Volunteer)
IEEE 5G Initiative Co-Lead
Email: ashutosh.dutta@ieee.org
Cell: 908-642-8593
The IEEE 5G Initiative (5g.ieee.org) is excited to announce the first edition of the Global IEEE 5G Learning Series accessible in-person or online via WebEx.
Venue: Taj Vivanta MG Road Bangalore, India
Date: 9-Jan-2017. 9:00 AM IST
Registrants in India: Click here for pricing information and to register.
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Event Details: Click here Learn 5G Tutorial “5G is not only evolutionary, providing higher bandwidth and lower latency than current-generation technology; more importantly, 5G is revolutionary, in that it is expected to enable fundamentally new applications with much more stringent requirements in latency and bandwidth,” said Ashutosh Dutta, Lead Member of the Technical Staff at AT&T’s Chief Security Office and distinguished speaker at our first IEEE 5G Learning Series – Bangalore Edition.  The Global IEEE 5G Learning Series is designed to demystify 5G and train technology and industry teams with the knowledge of current 5G technologies and developments. The following topics will be presented at the tutorial:

  • Introduction to 5G
  • Technology Evolution, Performance Requirements, and Metrics
  • Conventional and Massive MIMO including mmWave Communication
  • IT and Telecom Convergence Driving 5G 
  • Frugal 5G for India
  • OSS/BSS Impact
  • 5G Applications
  • 5G Security

The tutorial will feature speakers from industry and academia covering various topics:

  • Sudhir Dixit, CEO and Co-Founder of Skyoot, Inc
  • Abhay Karandikar, Institute Chair Professor in the department of electrical engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay.
  • Daya Kamath, Principal Engineer in the SDN Systems & Technology group at Ericsson India Global Services Pvt Ltd, R&D division
  • Devadas Pai , CEO Nanocell Technologies
  • Rajesh Banda, Leading 5G Applications at Nokia 
  • Ashutosh Dutta, Lead Member of Technical Staff at AT&T’s Chief Security Office 
  • Ravikiran Annaswamy, CEO of Innohabit Technologies

Series II

Bangalore SDN + IoT + Network Virtualization Enthusiasts
24th September:  9:45am

Avaya India Pvt Ltd.

AMR Tech Park II, No. 23 and 24, Hongasandra, Bommanhalli, Hosur Main Road Bangalore.


Basics of IoT, Virtualization Including Network Virtualization

June 18, 2016 @ 9.30am;

Avaya India Pvt Ltd.

AMR Tech Park II, No. 23 and 24, Hongasandra, Bommanhalli, Hosur Main Road Bangalore

Basics of IoT, Virtualization including Network Virtualization

Saturday, Jun 18, 2016, 9:30 AM

Avaya India Pvt. Ltd.
AMR Tech Park II, No. 23 and 24, Hongasandra, Bommanahalli, Hosur Main Road Bangalore, IN

90 SDN & IoT Enthusiasts Went

This is the first meetup in a series of quarterly meetups where we will start from basics of SDN, IoT and Virtualization and build on that to go towards advanced concepts as we go.Meetup Schedule:Meetup Schedule (Text version):Date and Time: Saturday, June 18, 2016 (9:45 to 1:30)9:45 AM  Welcome and Coffee10:00 AM  Introduction and Day Overvi…

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