The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has launched ‘Dare to Deam’, a contest to encourage startups and individuals to come up with innovative defence and aerospace technologies. More than 3000 researchers across the country participated and after the two-level screening, Mr K Krushna kanth, Research scholar, Dept of ECE of NIT Trichy was invited to present his work on the invention on ‘RADOME for RADAR applications namely Frequency Selective
Surfaces(FSS)’. Due to the defence usage and uniqueness, His project earned the First Prize Award. He received the commendable certificate and a cash prize of Rs 5 lakhs from Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh on October 15 in the 41st DRDO Directors Conference in New Delhi on Technology Leadership for Empowering India in the presence of Chiefs of the three forces & DRDO Chairman Dr G Satheesh Reddy.
He said this encouragement has made him discover and invent products to be used in defence and space research. He owes his success to the fundamental knowledge learnt from the ‘Microwave Subject’ taught by his guide, Prof. S Raghavan. Incidentally, he earned a national level title ‘Father of FSS’ recently. He is one of the very few in India and also at the international level to get involved in Practical RADOME applications with FSS.
Prof Mini Shaji Thomas, Director, NIT-T congratulated the student and guide for achieving this feat.