Bhabha Atomic Research Centre

BARC’s research and development program in Electronics, Instrumentation and Computers has made spectacular progress in recent years and contributed to areas such as: control and instrumentation systems for nuclear reactors, for improvement in performance and power output in various stages of India’s Nuclear Power Program; computers and software; accelerator and electron beam technology; radiation detectors and applications; robotics and remote handling and electronics standardisation. It has provided crucial support to research in basic sciences through supercomputing, scientific visualisation, information processing and information exchange.

Some recent developments include: Design and testing of three Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs): ANUSPARSH, ANUDRISHTI and ANUSUCHAK in 0.35 μm CMOS technology. ANUSPARSH is a front-end readout for Resistive Plate Chamber detectors of INO (India based Neutrino Observatory), ANUDRISHTI is a monolithic photodiode and readout electronics for compact gamma detection probes and ANUSUCHAK is low power front-end readout for silicon PIN detectors; Development of software for operator consoles of Reactor Trip Logic System and Alarm Annunciation System for Dhruva; Development of a Hand-scan Biometric Authentication System based on a novel algorithm; Software for Large Hadron Collider Computing Grid in collaboration with CERN, Geneva.

Technologies available for transfer
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICPMS)                                                         
  • 4 kW, 80 kV Electron Beam Welding Equipment
  • Advanced PC based Acoustic Emission Analyser for Non -Destructive Testing & Evaluation
  • USB-MCA: 8K Multi-Channel Analyzer with PHA and MCS Modes and USB Interface
  • 20-KV, 10-80 KJ Energy Storage Capacitor Bank
  • Acceleration-Deceleration Control Valve and Circuit for Hydraulic Lift
  • Electrochemical System
  • Servo Power Amplifier for AC Servomotor
  • Triode Sputter Ion Pumps
  • Production of Optical Quality Electroless Nickel (EN) Coating on Copper Substrate                                                                    
  • Spectrum Stabilising PCMCA Card (PHAST2)
  • Foldable Solar Dryer


Contact Details
Contact Person      C K Pithawa
Designation director electronics & instrumentation division
Address Technology Transfer and Collaboration Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre,
Trombay, Mumbai 400 085.
Phone 091-022-25505337/25593897
Email pmdighe@barc.gov.in

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