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Thrust areas include
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High End Computing Systems for research in nuclear science and engineering: Parallel Processing Supercomputers upto 109 Teraflop sustained rating.

6x6 tiled display system of 47 million pixel resolution and 3x3 projector based seamless stereoscopic tiled display system with its own parallel processing cluster for interactive graphics for high resolution scientific visualisation.
Image processing and vision-based systems.

Cyber security systems: Secure network tunneling adapter, end-point security solutions and information security management systems.

Strongly-partitioned Operating System on PC platform and security vulnerability analysis tools.

Analysis, modeling, simulation and design of control law and control systems for nuclear reactors.

Instrumentation and control systems for research and power reactors including process sensors, safety qualified control platforms, real-time networks and operator information systems.

Radiation detectors, ASICS and nuclear instruments for protection, control and monitoring of nuclear plants and accelerators.

Detectors, instruments and control systems for discovery science projects in India and abroad.

Control systems for antennas, telescopes, airborne SATCOM terminals, Radars and Seekers.

Development of methods & tools for verification & validation of high integrity software and systems.

Electro magnetics, RF cavities and control systems for accelerators.

Fuel handling control systems and simulators for research and power reactors.

Special instruments for industrial and medical applications such as Pipeline inspection gauge, time domain electromagnetic system for uranium prospecting, machinery protection system, tele-ECG, NIRBHAYA etc.

High voltage power supplies, pulsed power systems and drives.

Physical protection systems, Security Electronics and access control systems.

BARC’s research and development program in Electronics, Control, Instrumentation and Computers is focused on self-reliance. It has resulted in development of indigenous technology in the areas of control and instrumentation systems for nuclear reactors (PHWRs, LWRs and Research Reactors), Nuclear fuel cycle facilities & accelerators. BARC continues to maintain its leadership in high-performance computing and cyber security solutions and push technology frontiers through its participation in discovery science projects in India and abroad. The technology spin-offs include products for industrial, medical, transportation, security, aero-space and military applications.

The core competencies cover a wide spectrum and include process sensors, radiation detectors, nuclear instruments, microelectronics, MEMS, embedded real time systems, modelling & simulation, networks, high integrity software engineering, high voltage supplies, magnetics, RF & microwave, digital signal processing, image processing, motion control, security electronics, medical electronics etc.

Some of the projects/products completed successfully in recent years are: computing grids, high resolution large tiled displays, various Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC) for detector-read out electronics, Secure Network Access Control System (SNAS) for enforcing enterprise wide cyber security policy, TPLC-32: a qualified Programmable Logic Controller platform suitable for deployment in safety critical applications, Verification tool for VHDL based hardware design, Reactivity meter, Machinery Protection system, Antenna Platform Unit for LCA multi-mode Radar, Servo systems for IDSN32- 32 metre antenna which tracked Chandrayaan-I and Mangalyaan. Instrumented PIG for oil Pipe line inspection and Heliborne system for mineral exploration.

Ongoing developments include complete C&I systems including radiation monitors for AHWR, LWRs, new research reactor and reprocessing facilities, NPP Simulator for validation and training, Safe and Secure PLC for critical applications, C&I systems for vacuum, magnets & RF controls of accelerators including LEHIPA & Project X of Fermilab, Servo control and camera electronics for MACE telescope, Stabilization systems for Seekers, High temperature fission chambers, Under Sodium Ultrasonic scanner & fuelling controls for PFBR, Sensors, C&I and Power supplies for ITER, LEHIPA & FAIR and Electronics for Indian Neutrino Observatory (INO).

 

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PARALLEL PROCESSING SUPERCOMPUTER ANUPAM-AGGRA: Provides sustained Linpack performance of 109 Teraflops for solving complex scientific problems

PARALLEL PROCESSING SUPERCOMPUTER ANUPAM-AGGRA: Provides sustained Linpack performance of 109 Teraflops for solving complex scientific problems

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PROJECTOR BASED STEREOSCOPIC TILED DISPLAY SYSTEM: 120”, 7 Megapixels, 3x3 matrix, seamless Tiled Display system for scientific visualisation

PROJECTOR BASED STEREOSCOPIC TILED DISPLAY SYSTEM: 120”, 7 Megapixels, 3x3 matrix, seamless Tiled Display system for scientific visualisation

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Trombay Programmable Logic Controller: Targeted for Safety-Critical systems of Nuclear Plants and Facilities

Trombay Programmable Logic Controller: Targeted for Safety-Critical systems of Nuclear Plants and Facilities

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Secure Network Access System: Intranet access system to provide secured data transmission at Enterprise level with dynamic firewall

Secure Network Access System: Intranet access system to provide secured data transmission at Enterprise level with dynamic firewall

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MACE TELESCOPE:  21m diameter, 230 Tons structure consisting of 356 numbers of Mirror Panels for Gamma Ray Astronomy

MACE TELESCOPE: 21m diameter, 230 Tons structure consisting of 356 numbers of Mirror Panels for Gamma Ray Astronomy