The Department has an excellent record of research activities in the areas of Microwave Engineering, Wireless and Mobile Communications, Low Power VLSI, Embedded Systems, Computer Networks, Computer Vision and advanced Signal Processing.
The Self - Sustainability Support Scheme (SSS) programme was supported by the Ministry of Information Technology, Government of India. The main object of this Project was to make the department self-sustainable through earning by way of conducting Continuing Engineering Education Programme courses and consultancy works etc.
The Department has also been selected for implementing the Electronics Education Network Project (Network Project) along with four other Institutions in the Southern India by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) of various academic activities.
TEQIP – I
The Department was identified in TEQIP – I and established VLSI & Embedded Systems Laboratory with Micro-wind, VxWorks, Metrowerks, VHDL/VERILOG, Logic Analyzer, 8051 Development boards. Many faculty members attended International conferences and presented research papers. The Department organized short term courses on Embedded Systems, DSP and Communications etc.
TEQIP Phase - II
Under Technical Education Quality Improvement Program (TEQIP II), faculty members have been attended Intensive Training Programmes and International Conferences and organizing short term courses.
The Department is procured state of art lab equipment and software tools such as Cadence, Tanner, Matlab, Simulink, HFSS, Spectrum analyzer, Lab View, ORCAD, ARM DSP boards, Seven Digital Storage Oscilloscopes, Server for VLSI Lab, 4 LED Projectors, Printer with Scanning facility, 17 Desktop Computers and Computer tables and Chairs.
Research Consultancy Project
Department has successfully completed CARS project with DRDO entitled “Real time Algorithms in Matlab and Implementation Scheme for Analysis of LPI Radar Signals,” under the supervision of Prof. K. Subba Rao and Dr. P. Laxminarayana, NERTU, OU., with a funding of Rs. 9 Lakhs.
Centre for Excellence Microwave Engineering (CEME)
In association with M/s. Astra Microwave products Limited, Hyderabad “Centre for Excellence in Microwave Engineering” has been established in the Department. The Objectives of the Centre are to encourage UG and PG students/ Research Scholars in the fields of RF Circuit Design, Microwave Circuit design, Simulations of Numerical methods in Electro-magnetics, Antenna Analysis and Design and Microwave Communication System Design.
MEMS Design Facility
National programme on Micro and smart systems (NPMASS) of IISc Bangalore identified CEME/Department to establish a National MEMS Design Centre. The main objectives of this activity are to make various MEMS Design tools available to research scholars and man power development programme to be carried out within and outside of our Institute. Under this program, the Department received three different MEMS Design software.
The Department received two research fellowships and DSP Processors boards worth US$ 11000 from Analog Devices and successfully completed this project.
DST – FIST
The Department jointly with NERTU, OU was sanctioned DST - FIST project. Under DST - Fist project the department procured the following equipments.
||Name of the Equipment
||Laser Range Finder
Make: Survey Labs, Model: IKE 305
||CDMA DSSS Trainer Kit with PC based Logic Analyzer
Make: Scientech, Model: 2131A
||Satellite Communication Trainer Kit
Make: Scientech, Model: ST2271
||GPS Trainer kit
Make: Kencraft, Model: KE - GPS -01
||GPS/GSM Integration Kit
Make: Keil. Model: MCB - 1750
||Data Acquisition System
Make: NI, Model: PXIe - 1062Q
||Rover, Base Station, VHF –UHF System
Make: SOKKIA Model: GRXI
CV Raman Heterogeneous High Performance Parallel Computing Lab Department received Rs. 5, 00,000/- as a grant and 18 Desktops from AMD India Private Limited and established C.V. Raman Heterogeneous Computing lab in August 2012. The objectives of this project are to carry out collaborative research and conduct seminars/workshops in parallel processing. As a part of the project, the Department introduced an elective subject, “Open CL Programming for Advanced Graphic Processors”.
Dr.P.NaveenKumar, established a new “Advanced GNSS Research Laboratory” under MoU between University College of Engineering (UCE), OU and Space Applications Centre (SAC), Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Ahmedabad, in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, UCE,OU. This laboratory was inaugurated on 27th April, 2017, by Chairman, ISRO, Shri.A.S.KiranKumar. This laboratory consists of 1 Single frequency GPS/GAGAN JUNO TRIMBLE receiver, 1 Canadian make NOVATEL GPStation-6 GNSS/SBAS TEC & Scintillation Monitor, 4 IRNSS/GAGAN/GPS receiver Station (Data Patterns and Accord Software & Systems Pvt. Ltd make). Dr.NaveenKumar is also instrumental in signing of MoU between UCE, OU and SAC, ISRO on 15th September, 2017, at SAC, ISRO