Upper Atmosphere Monitoring and Analytics System

By Prof. Surya Durbha & Maj. Gaganpreet


This talk is focused on the indigenous development of GPS & India’s new Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC) system based upper atmospheric sounding system. It can transmit real-time atmospheric data (temperature, pressure, wind speed, and wind direction to ground station at 400-406 Mhz and frequency sampling at 1 s up to a height of 30 km with a Horizontal radius of 250 kms in various encryption formats. The end users are paramilitary forces (BSF), Army, Air Force, Indian Navy, IMD, and ISRO centres spread across India. Both receiver and transmitter are being developed along with suitable communication and self-designed encryption and software for real-time data acquisition and streaming data analytics.


Dr. Surya S. Durbha is a Professor at CSRE, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB). Before joining IITB, he worked as an Assistant Research Professor at the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS), Geosystems Research Institute (GRI), and also held an adjunct faculty position with the electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Mississippi State University (MSU). Earlier, Dr. Durbha worked as a Scientist at the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), ISRO, Govt. of India. He received M.Tech degree in remote sensing from Andhra University, India, and Ph.D degree in computer engineering from Mississippi State University (MSU), MS, U.S.A, in 2006. Dr. Durbha has published over 80 peer reviewed articles, served on program committees of several international conferences including SSKI, SSTDM, and IGARSS, co-chaired sessions at various conferences, and has been an invited speaker for HPC, Geospatial technologies, and IoT training programs in various institutes. He is a manuscript reviewer for IEEE, Elsevier, Springer, and other high impact Journals. He organized the Distributed and Embedded High Performance Computing International Symposium at IIT Bombay in 2016. He received the Excellence in Teaching award at IIT Bombay and NVIDIA Innovation Award 2016 for his work in Image Information Mining and High-Performance Computing (HPC). Dr. Durbha also received the StatePride Faculty and Outstanding Research awards earlier at MSU.