Tapan Mishra To Be The Next Chairman Of ISRO Application Centre

# Last Updated On: April 2, 2020 #

Noted space scientist Tapan Misra has been appointed the new director of Indian space agency’s application centre at Ahmedabad in Gujarat. He will replace A.S. Kiran Kumar, who took over as the chairman of state-run ISRO on January 14.

Tapan Mishra Is The Next Chairman Of ISRO Application Centre

isro_tapan_misra_new_head_credit_isrogovTapan Mishra is an engineering graduate from the Jadavpur University. Prior to his appointment, Tapan was the lead designer for the development of C-band synthetic aperture radar of the country’s radar imaging satellite-1 (Risat-1).

In an official statement ISRO said:

“Under Misra’s leadership, critical technology elements for Risat were developed in partnership with the industry.”

Mishra poses massive expertise in areas like the system design, simulation, integration and ground calibration of multi-frequency scanning microwave radiometer instrument, which is onboard the country’s Oceansat-1 satellite.

The statement further said:

“Misra was associated with the development of a special airborne radar system for disaster management during 2005-2006 Scatterometer payload of Oceansat-2, launched in 2009 for providing wind data to global meteorological community.”

Misra also contributed to the team involved in developing futuristic remote sensing systems, including advanced radars, millimetre wave sounders and an advanced Scatterometer.

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Mishra began his career at the applications centre as a digital hardware engineer. There he worked for developing quick look display system of x-band side looking airborne radar in 1984. Then he took the assignment to design and develop C-band airborne synthetic aperture radar.

ISRO further said:

“Misra developed an important algorithm for real-time processing of synthetic aperture radar data when he was a guest scientist in the German Aerospace Agency in 1990.”

-Tapan Mishra The Next Chairman Of ISRO Application Centre

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