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Venkaiah P.,Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd HAL | Avala R.,Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd HAL
IEEE MTT-S International Microwave and RF Conference 2015, IMaRC 2015 | Year: 2015

A pulsed power amplifier that achieves stringent spectral requirements at RF frequencies by significantly reducing the side band radiations using a squared cosine pulse modulation scheme is proposed. The scheme compliance the requirements of MIL STD 291C, an interface standard for Tactical Air Navigation, TACAN signal. The Squared Cosine baseband is generated using an FPGA by employing a Look-Up table based method. The digitally generated samples from FPGA are passed through a DAC followed by a reconstruction filter for its smoothening. High slew rate Opamp followed by a power MOSFET further amplifies the pulse level and current drive requirements, to implement drain modulation of GaN based RF power amplifier. The designs are tested on a developed board with integrated power amplifier in the frequency band of 1025MHz to 1150MHz in step of 1MHz. The test results are matching with theoretical and simulated results. © 2015 IEEE. Source

Vasantharaju C.,Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd HAL | Ashok B.,Aeronautical Development Agency ADA | Naiju C.D.,Vellore Institute of Technology
International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management | Year: 2015

To enhance performance effectiveness, the design of aircraft system and components must incorporate the radical technologies in all specialisations. As the technology advances, the corresponding complexity also advances. Hence, there is a need to design the aircraft systems and subsystems with components in such a manner to accommodate futuristic technologies and compress the design cycle times. In the present scenario, the aircraft parts are complex and have high interdependencies which make it difficult to identify and incorporate the technological advances in scheduled time line. Different management and model-based techniques such as PERT, CPM, multi-disciplinary optimisation (MDO), FEM, etc., were used for cycle time reduction. Markov process is a stochastic approach which is explored for the objectives of knowing the strength and weakness of the organisation and to reach the futuristic goals with available resources, thereby anticipating the futuristic technological changes and trying to fulfil mission requirements at design stage itself. In this paper, Markov chain approach is illustrated for cycle time reduction with a typical case study for military aircraft sub assembly. Copyright © 2015 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. Source

Vasantharaju C.,Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd HAL | Ashok B.,Aeronautical Development Agency ADA | Naiju C.D.,Vellore Institute of Technology
ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences | Year: 2014

The design of Aircraft and especially the fighter Aircraft is increasingly getting complex. Added to the complexities of the design and need to integrate several disciplines, there is an added challenge of working with technologies that are still in drawing boards to be incorporated in future design. Needless to add, validation and testing of entire system / subsystem is a pain point. Hence there is a clear need to design the aircraft in such a manner to accommodate for futuristic technologies and compress the design cycle times. On an average, design and development of a Military aircraft either for developed countries or developing countries requires a minimum of 13 years from the launch of project to the first flight. As the years get passed on new technologies and advancement also develops and it will become difficult to identify and incorporate to the ongoing projects. A novel approach of using Markov process for achieving these objectives is explored. Markov based approach as a stochastic approach normally used to predict future states on the basis they have no link to the past is explored. A step by step approach by taking a typical design life cycle process of a particular component/assembly of aircraft is discussed. In this, design is split in to sequential stages, based on our prior design experience a probability is assigned to all foreseeable possibilities, and then that is converted to transition probability. Using a simple concept that any probability less than 1.0 leads to extended design life cycle, suitable cost and time factors. © 2006-2014 Asian Research Publishing Network (ARPN). Source

Nandi V.,Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd HAL | Bhat R.R.,Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd HAL | Yatisha I.N.,Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd HAL | Suresh S.V.,Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd HAL
Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention | Year: 2012

One of the 12 screws meant to fasten the diffuser segment to the flange of a turbine casing in an aeroengine was found broken in-service. Cracks were also observed in some of the remaining screws. The screws made of 35NC6 steel material were plated with cadmium. The chemistry, hardness, and microstructure (heattreatment condition) of the screws met the drawing requirements. Heavy oxidation was noticed on the surface as well as on the fracture surface of the screws. Fractographic studies showed brittle intergranular features. Scanning electron microscope-energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (SEM-EDS) analysis detected cadmium on the entire fracture surface of the screws. Micro-examination and SEM-EDS analysis of the cracked screws showed the presence of cadmium all along the path of crack propagation including the crack tip. From microscopic and fractographic studies, it was concluded that the screws had failed by liquid-metal-induced embrittlement (LMIE). It appeared that the screws had experienced high service temperature that had resulted in melting of the cadmium plating on the screws. The molten cadmium had penetrated (adsorbed) along the grain boundaries of the screw material causing the screws to eventually fail in the brittle (intergranular) manner by the phenomenon of LMIE. © ASM International 2012. Source

Panda P.K.,National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore | Sahoo B.,National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore | Chandraiah M.,National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore | Raghavan S.,Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd HAL | And 3 more authors.
Journal of Electronic Materials | Year: 2015

Piezoelectric materials have a unique ability to interchange electrical and mechanical energy. This property allows the absorption of mechanical energy such as ambient vibration and its transformation into electrical energy. The electrical energy generated can be used to power low-power electronic devices. In the present study, energy harvesting by lead zirconate titanate (PZT) multilayer (ML) stacks and bimorphs is presented. The devices were fabricated by a tape casting technique and were poled at 2 kV/mm for 30 min immersed in a silicone oil bath maintained at 60°C. The energy harvesting characteristics of the fabricated devices were measured in a suitably assembled test setup. The output voltage obtained from the PZT bimorphs and ML stacks was 450 mV and 125 mV, respectively. The higher output voltage from the bimorph is due to its low capacitance. © 2015, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society. Source

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