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Avionics - Laboratories : IIST
  • 12:43 PM, Wednesday, 29 Mar 2017

Department of Avionics

Analog Electronics Lab

This lab deals various experiment related to basic and advanced electronic devices and integrated circuits. Students gets a real flavor of dealing with various circuits and systems they learn in theory courses including BJT,FET,MOSFET etc. and various linear integrated circuits. This should enable the students to acquire practical knowledge of the characteristics of different devices by constructing the various circuits.

E-Cad Lab

E-CAD lab is one of the most fundamental in the department that deals with computed aided design of various analog circuit and digital circuits. Students are familiarized with various state of the art software packages required for basic and advanced circuit design.

Digital Electronics Lab

This lab focuses exclusively on designing various basic and advanced digital systems and provides students and excellent opportunity to come up with hardware implementation of the digital circuits they learn in theoretical courses.

VLSI and Microsystems Lab

This lab focuses on research and education in the areas of micro/nano-scale electronics, devices, technologies, materials, micro and nano electromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS) and various types of microsystems. Major research facilities in the lab are :

Simulation Facilities:

  • Microelectronics and MEMS TCAD Lab (Major TCAD tools: Sentaurus from Synopsis, Silvaco ATLAS & ATHENA, CoventorWare and MEMS+, COMSOL Multiphysics)
  • VLSI Design/ECAD Lab (Cadence VLSI Bundle, Xilinx and Altera IDE tools)

Characterization Facilities:

  • Probe stations
  • Semiconductor parametric analysers
  • MSA-500 Microsystem Analyzer
  • Nanoindenter

RF and Microwave Lab

RF and Microwave Lab of the department is equipped with various facilities to perform both classical and modern experiments. Apart from Waveguide test-bench based experiments, facilities like transmission line trainer kit, antenna radiation pattern measurement set up, characterization of microwave network and antennas using spectrum and network analyzer are existing in this lab. The lab is also equipped with various advanced electromagnetic CAD softwares like HFSS, CST, Feko, ADS etc. extremely useful for state of the art research in this domain.

Major facilities of this lab includes:

  • Microwave Test Bench Set-up
  • Transmission Line Trainer Kit
  • Spectrum Analyzer
  • Vector Network Analyzer
  • Microwave Signal Generator
  • Antenna Measurement Set-up
  • EM Simulator: HFSS, CST, FEKO, ADS
  • PCB Prototyping Machine

Image processing and Computer Vision Lab

Department of Avionics has developed this lab for the UG, PG and research graduate students. This lab consist of ten entry level workstation, thermal imaging camera, stereo vision camera, and 4 GigE vision high speed camera for various image processing related activities. This lab uses both open source platform as well as licensed application software such as MATLAB, visual studio profession 2012 for various lab related activities. Students used this facility to do their labs for courses like Digital image processing, Video processing, Pattern recognition, and computer vision. UG and PG students use this facility to do their final year projects in various areas like, image retrieval, speech processing, computer vision, image and video processing , soft computing and machine learning etc.

Microprocessors and Microcontrollers Lab

Major facilities in this lab includes:

  • 8086, Microprocessors Kit, 8051,
  • PIC Micro controllers,
  • Logic Analyzer -128

Control System Lab

Control systems Lab focuses on designing and developing control strategies for linear/nonlinear systems that include magnetic levitation system, process control plant, Rotary double inverted pendulum, coupled tank system, Twin Rotor MIMO system among others. Both UG and PG Students learn SISO and MIMO control design techniques as part of their curriculum aided by the facilities available in this lab.

Major equipments in this lab includes:

  • Inverted pendulum
  • Double inverted pendulum
  • Magnetic levitation
  • Servo Trainer kit
  • Precision servo system
  • 3D Gyro
  • Hexapod
  • Unmanned Arial Vehicle systems
  • Couple tank systems
  • Active mass spring suspension systems
  • Twin rotor MIMO systems
  • Torsional plant
  • Rectilinear Plant

Power Electronics Lab

Power Electronics laboratory of Avionics department is well-equipped for performing basic as well as advanced experiments in Power Electronics and Drives. Equipments and devices required for conducting experiments pertaining to open-loop and closed loop control of AC-DC, DC-DC, DC-AC and AC-AC converters are available in this laboratory. In addition facilities are available for performing advanced experiments on DC Drives, 3-phase AC drives, multiphase AC drives, photovoltaic systems etc. The control schemes are implemented in digital platforms like FPGA, DSP and Micro controllers.

Some of the equipments are:

  • Solar Array simulator – Agilent E4360A
  • D-space Advanced Control Education kit
  • 8-channel mixed signal oscilloscope with voltage and current probes -Yokogawa
  • Motor control trainers - FEEDBACK
  • Five-phase open-end winding Induction motors
  • 3-phase drives
  • DC Drives
  • Inductive and resistive loads
  • LCR Meter
  • Oscilloscopes, Power supplies and function generators
  • DSP (TMS320F28335) and FPGA platforms for power converter applications.

Measurement and Instrumentation Lab

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Nano-Satellite Lab

The students of the department have conceived a 3-axis stabilized Nano-satellite of mass less than 2 kilograms. The conceptual design of the satellite has been completed and the payload and components have been identified, based on the functional requirements and availability. The Nano-satellite is proposed to be launched in a polar sun synchronous orbit of about 670 km altitude as a piggyback payload in the PSLV rocket.