Rourkela: The students of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela got appreciation in the International Conference on Range Technology (ICORT) 2019, organized by ITR, DRDO, Chandipur. In the programme ‘Quest for next Kalam,’ NITR students got lots of praise and appreciations for their projects. They exhibited a smart and secure workplace, smart garden, efficient power generation through dual axis solar tracker, RFID based attendance and movie recommendation system which was highly appreciated by senior professors and scientists over there. Professor Santanu Kumar Behera of Electronics and Communication Engineering guided the students to develop their products which can be useful in the security and safety related activities. After getting accolades, the students gave credits to their guide. They said, ” We are really thankful to Prof. S K Behera for helping us out”. Even WEIBEL-Doppler Radars, Germany has promised us to sponsor for further development of our products. So we are emboldened and encouraged. In future, we are planning to develop more such products which can be helpful to maintain security systems’’ they said.
Best paper award
NIT Rourkela bagged the Best Paper Award at the recently held International Conference on Range Technology, (ICORT-2019), Integrated Test Range, DRDO, Chandipur. Dr Manish Okade from the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering was awarded the best paper award for presenting his PhD student Sandula Pavan’s research work in the area of Video Analysis. Dr Okade is serving the Institute as Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering from the past 5 years. The research work which received accolades at DRDO, Chandipur deals with understanding the role of motion of a moving surveillance camera. This research is being sponsored by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Govt. of India through their Early Career Research Award Scheme which Dr Manish Okade is a recipient of in the year 2016. The budget outlay is 23 lakhs and the duration of the project is 3 years. Sandula Pavan the student who is Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in the project and who is also pursuing his PhD under the guidance of Dr Okade is the main author of the paper titled “Camera zoom detection in the compressed domain” which won the award. After winning award Sandula said, ”I am very thankful to the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering as well as my supervisor Dr Manish Okade for having given me all the facilities to carry out my research work. I have learnt a lot of technical things during the execution of the project especially the intricacies of the camera and its dynamics. While professor Manish Okade told, ” The success of this project work is mainly due to the efforts put by the student as well as the funding received from the sponsor SERB, Govt. of India. In future, I look towards guiding more students in achieving academic and research excellence”.