Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) Accorded IEEE’s Milestone Status
The Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) observatory has been given the status of ‘IEEE Milestone’ by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
- The status has been accorded to honour the significant technical achievement by the GMRT.
- The status has also been accorded in the light of honouring its excellence in unique product, services, patents and seminal papers that are provided with an aim to benefit the humanity.
- This is the third IEEE Milestone recognition that has been awarded for an Indian contribution.
Two other ”IEEE milestone status”
Earlier, IEEE milestone status has been accorded to the works of JC Bose in 1895 and CV Raman in 1928. Both of these works were accorded the status in the year 2012.
About ‘IEEE Milestone’ Status
The IEEE milestone status is awarded by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The status is awarded to recognise the essential and historical achievements in the fields of electrical and electronics engineering. The award is also dedicated to the advancing technology.
Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) observatory
The Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) Observatory has been located near Pune. The observatory is an array of thirty steerable parabolic radio telescopes. Each of the radio telescope have the diameter of 45 metre. The observatory is operated by National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA). It was built during 1984 to 1996. It is one of the largest and most sensitive low-frequency radio observatories in the world. It is currently operated by Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR).
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organisation. The corporate head office of the organisation is located in New York City. It also has its operations centre in Piscataway, New Jersey. IEEE was established in the year 1963. The organisation comprise of the Institute of Radio Engineers and the American Institute of Electrical Engineers.