The Aeronautical Society of India in collaboration with Sensors Research Society of India organised a Technical Meet and Aerospace Luminary Lecture on August 18, 2017 at ASL Auditorium, Hyderabad with participation of nearly 500 eminent Scientists, Engineers, Industrialists and Professionals from the Aerospace sector. Shri Tapan Misra, Distinguished Scientist and Director, Space Applications Centre (SAC), ISRO, Ahmedabad delivered the first lecture on "Space Sensors" and Shri George Rajan Koilpillai, Chief Engineer, M/s.Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab, Bengaluru delivered the second lecture on "Expediting Transition of Sensor Technology from Invention to Application."
Dr G Satheesh Reddy, Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri and Director General, Missiles and Strategic Systems and the present Chairman of Aeronautical Society of India in his inaugural address said that, there is a tremendous transformation taking place in the areas of sensor technologies and the world is moving towards highly miniaturized wireless and wearable sensors. We need to take up focused research for the design and development of futuristic sensors for our diversified Aerospace and Defence projects. Futuristic Defence and Aerospace systems and sub-systems will need cutting edge sensor technologies and we need to meet the huge requirements and also should produce the same in numbers to export them in a big way.
The Sensors Research Society and the Aeronautical Society of India comprises of eminent scientists and engineers. The Societies encourage fraternization amongst professionals, promote R&D in Sensors, aeronautical activities, evolve policies and increase awareness of indigenous/international information/events through lectures, workshops and seminars on subject of topical interest. The AeSI had introduced "Aerospace Luminary Lecture Series". So far more than 40 Luminary Lectures by eminent Scientists and Engineers like Dr R Chidambaram, Dr P Rama Rao, Dr Anil Kakodkar, Dr RA Mashelkar, Shri AS Kiran Kumar, Dr PS Goel, Dr Kota Harinarayana have been delivered.