The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) will be supported by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) through the RESPOND program for a period of one to three years. The support will be delivered on eight joint research projects proposed by the Space Technology Cell (STC), which was set up in the year 2019 as part of a Memorandum of Understanding signed between ISRO and IIT Delhi.
Apart from IIT Delhi, ISRO has also set up Space Technology Cells at various other pre-eminent institutions like IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee, IIT Guwahati and Indian Institute of Science (IISc). The STCs have been assigned with the responsibility to carry out research activities in the areas of space technology and applications, and are guided by the Joint Policy Committees (JPC) chaired by the director or vice chancellor of the respective institution and with members from ISRO or DOS and the respective institution.
Names of IIT Delhi Projects to be Supported by ISRO
The following eight projects at IIT Delhi will be supported by ISRO, and will be coordinated by senior scientists at ISRO centres at the Space Applications Centre (SAC), the Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC), the Semi-conductor Laboratory (SCL) and the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC):
- Establishing a Coupled Indian Land Data Assimilation System (ILDAS) for identifying hydrologic extremes.
- Classical Trajectory Monte Carlo Simulations of the Plasma dynamics in electrode-less plasma thruster.
- Analysis of Variable Stiffness Composite Honeycomb Sandwich Structures with Embedded Delamination.
- Indigenous Sensor based Real Time Flood Warning Smart System.
- Impact of Satellite Observations in a Coupled System for Predicting Storm Tides and its Coastal Inundation.
- Development of a Numerical Simulator for Micro-fabricated Electrospray Thrusters.
- Designing Speciality Glasses Employing Machine Learning and Meta-Heuristic Optimization.
- Low-Pressure Systems (LPSs) and their nonlinear interaction with other scales in atmosphere through the lens of Scale Energetics.