P M Soundar Rajan
Shri PM Soundar Rajan is accepted as a pioneer and a leading expert in combat aircraft avionics by his peers from the Services and Aircraft Industry. Through the experience gained in the early eighties, with the development and evaluation of India’s first Digital Avionics Upgrade, he contributed towards the development and Integration of LCA Avionics (1986 to 1995). With deep insight into HW and SW, he contributed towards development to deployment of COTS-based Mission Computers, Display Processors and Radar Computers for India’s Multirole combat aircraft (1996 to 2002). Pioneering HW and SW reuse, he developed the Core Avionics Computer. He upgraded India’s leading Attack aircraft without any help from the OEM (2002 to 2008). During his tenure as Director, DARE he was instrumental in measures leading to self-reliance in the strategic area of avionics and airborne electronic warfare. During the nineties, he played a key role in setting the syllabus for the ME Avionics at Anna University.