Naval Science and Technological Laboratory

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Naval Science & Technological Laboratory
Motto"Strength's Origin is in Science"
Established20 August 1969
Field of research
Underwater Weapons - Torpedoes
PresidentDr V. Bhujanga Rao , Distinguished Scientist
DirectorDr OR Nandagopan Sc 'H'
AddressVigyan Nagar,
Visakhapatnam- 530 027
LocationVisakhapatnam, AP
Operating agency
DRDO, INDIA
Website[1]

The Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL) is an Indian defence laboratory of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Located in Visakhapatnam (Vizag), its main function is the research and development of underwater weapons and associated systems. NSTL is organized under DRDO's Directorate of Naval R&D. The present director of NSTL is Dr O R Nandagopan and Chief Controller(CC) is Dr. V. Bhujanga Rao, Distinguished Scientist .[1]

History[edit]

NSTL was established on 20 August 1969 to undertake research and development of major naval systems and underwater weapons for the Indian Navy to make it self-reliant.[2]

Areas of work[edit]

NSTL is involved in the design, development, testing, evaluation and productionization of underwater weapons and their associated weapon control systems.[2] These include torpedoes, mines, decoys, targets, simulators, Fire Control Systems and weapon launchers.

The lab is also involved in investigating hydrodynamic parameters and structural design of surface and submerged naval platforms and in evolving design criteria through model studies and simulation. NSTL is also involved in developing Warship Technologies, Stealth Technology for ships and Hydro-dynamic research services.

NSTL also develops specialized materials for Marine Applications, including materials for mitigation of Radar, IR, Magnetic, Acoustic and ELFE Signatures leading to stealthier platforms.

Facilities[edit]

NSTL is an ISO 9001:2000 certified organization, and is equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories and Hydrodynamic research facilities.

Projects and Products[edit]

DRDO awards to NSTL scientists[edit]

  • Scientist Of The Year Award - R Adm NK Ramanarasiah - 1983
  • Scientist of the Year Award - Cdr M. Jankiraman - 1985
  • DRDO Technology Award - Dr V. Bhujanga Rao, Sc 'E' and his two team members - 1991
  • Prime Minister's Shram Shri - Shri G. Satyanarayana Rao,Shri D. Ramachandra Raju and Shri M.Yogeswara Rao - 1993
  • Scientist Of The Year Award - Dr. V. Bhujanga Rao, Sc 'F' - 1995
  • DRDO Technology Award - Shri S. V. Rangarajan, Sc 'E' and his team of 9 members - 1996
  • DRDO Technology Award - Shri Debasis Chakraborty, Sc 'E' and his team of 15 members - 1997
  • Prime Minister's Shram Vir - Shri R. Ramachandra Rao - 1996
  • DRDO Technology Award - Shri S. Veerabhadraiah, Sc 'F' and his team of 6 members - 2000
  • The Agni Award - Shri. PV Yogi, Sc ‘F’ and his team of 9 members - 2002
  • Scientist Of The Year Award - Sri S. V. Rangarajan, Sc ‘F’ - 2002
  • The Young Scientist of the Year Award - Shri C Kedarnath, Sc ‘D’ - 2003
  • Scientist Of The Year Award - R Adm S. Mohapatra, Ex-Director of NSTL - 2003
  • The Young Scientist of the Year Award - Shri Ch. Bhujangarao, Sc 'C' - 2004
  • DRDO Technology Award - Shri CD. Malleswar, Sc 'F' and his team - 2004
  • Agni Award for Excellence in Self Reliance - Dr. V. Bhujanga Rao & Team - 2004
  • Scientist Of The Year Award - Shri CP Ramanarayanan, Sc 'F' - 2005
  • Scientist Of The Year Award - Shri CD. Malleswar, Sc 'F' - 2006
  • Scientist Of The Year Award - Shri N.V. Raghava Rao, Sc 'F' - 2007
  • DRDO Silicon Trophy for Outstanding Contribution towards Development of Defence Systems - Dr.V. Bhujanga Rao, Director - 2009
  • Technology Leadership Award - Dr. V. Bhujanga Rao, DS, CC(R&D) - 2010
  • Scientist Of The Year Award - Dr. Kadiyam Venkateswara Rao, Sc 'G', Technology Director - 2010

See also[edit]

References[edit]

http://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/labs/NSTL/English/index.jsp?pg=Director.jsp

External links[edit]