RESEARCH AND TRAINING UNIT FOR NAVIGATIONAL ELECTRONICS (NERTU)
RESEARCH AND TRAINING UNIT FOR
NAVIGATIONAL ELECTRONICS (NERTU)
Ph No: 27098066, 27682362 Fax: 27091762
The Department of Electronics (DoE), Government of India, recognising the importance of Navigational Electronics to the country and the specific needs of the Dept. of Civil Aviation and the Indian Air Force, decided to create a national center for expertise in this area. Proposals were invited, and the one submitted by the Department of Electronics and Communication Engg., Osmania University was selected. Thus the Research and Training Unit for Navigational Electronics came into being on 1st April, 1982 as a sponsored project of the DoE. It continued to enjoy this status until September 1992 when, in recognition of the excellent services rendered by it to user organizations, the Government of Andhra Pradesh made it a permanent establishment of the Osmania University by funding its recurring expenditure. The first Advisory Committee (1982-1987) was headed by the formal President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who was the then Director of Defence Research Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad. Today, NERTU is the focal point for research and training, in the frontier areas of Navigational Electronics in India. It is the first University centre to work in the area of Global Positioning System (GPS) and GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) System. NERTU has celebrated year 2007 as its silver jubilee year.
- To conduct research in the frontier areas of Navigational Electronics covering the current state-of-the art technologies.
- Identification of research topics based on sponsoring agencies requirement and on going research work at national and international level for B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. students.
- To execute sponsored and consultancy projects.
- To conduct short term courses, workshops and symposia in the broad area of Navigational Electronics that will aid manpower development in this area.