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Our customers in defense organizations have announced low observable technologies as one of its thrust area. The technology i.e. low visibility on the RADAR, is of paramount importance in the design of fifth generation fighter aircrafts, missiles and naval systems. Low Radar Cross Section (RCS) is obtained for system by careful design of shape, selection of material and identification of the frequency range at which the illumination is happening. Due to the importance of the subject ER&IPR DRDO Hq decided to partially sponsor a workshop with an objective to acquaint the participants in theoretical aspects of various numerical techniques that are used in estimation of RCS.

This workshop was conducted jointly by IIT Bombay, Defense Laboratory Jodhpur and Zeus Numerix. Faculty members from IIT Bombay delivered theory lectures, whereas and DLJ sharing their research in the area of stealth. Zeus Numerix showcased indigenous capability in predicting RCS and conducted practical hands-on sessions for the participants. Zeus Numerix demonstrated low to high frequencies simulation using its Finite Volume, Physical Optics and Finite Difference Solvers along with material characterization capability.

Left: Inauguration function of workshop. Right: UAV RCS

Left: Inauguration function of workshop. Right: UAV RCS

Success of the workshop was gauged from the fact that more than 20 organizations participated. Various participants desired follow up workshop to be conducted at their organization for in depth coverage of their specific applications.