IIIT-B and SDI, Indian Air Force Partners for Cutting-Edge R&D and Innovation


The International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIIT-B) and the Software Development Institute (SDI) of the Indian Air Force (IAF) have announced a strategic partnership aimed at driving ground-breaking research and development activities while fostering the creation of innovative products and processes.

Speaking about the partnership, Prof.  Debabrata Das, Director, IIIT-B, said, “The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between IIIT-B and SDI marks a pivotal collaboration aimed at driving innovation in waveform design. With a shared commitment to advancing telecommunications technology, both entities will pool their expertise to meticulously craft and optimize cutting-edge waveforms that will redefine the performance and efficiency of airborne systems. “

Air Vice Marshal KN Santhosh, VSM, Commandant SDI, said, “Teaming up with IIIT-B represents a significant milestone for us. By leveraging a combination of IIIT-B’s proficiency in cutting edge R&D activities and SDI’s excellence in software development, the collaboration is poised to introduce ground-breaking advancements in waveform design.”

IIIT-B, a premier institution renowned for its excellence in research, education, and training, is extending its expertise to collaborate with SDI, a critical unit within the Indian Air Force responsible for software development tasks related to avionics software systems and integration. SDI also plays a pivotal role in providing specialized training to selected officers of the IAF.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between IIIT-B and SDI delineates a comprehensive collaboration framework, emphasizing key areas such as state-of-the-art research and development and tailor-made training programs directed by SDI. The primary objective is to equip the Indian Air Force with the knowledge and capabilities needed to accelerate the pace of innovations in the field.

As a tangible manifestation of this collaborative spirit, IIIT-B has committed to initiating a specialized training program titled “Communication Theory and DSP for Waveform Design.” This program, designed for IAF personnel nominated by SDI, will be spearheaded by the esteemed Prof. Prem Singh from IIIT-B Bangalore. Prof. Prem Singh, an expert in 5G and Beyond Waveform Design, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to guide the participants through cutting-edge advancements in the telecommunications domain.

The collaboration between IIIT-B and SDI is anticipated to yield unprecedented advancements, addressing the dynamic demands of the ever-evolving telecommunications landscape. Both institutions are confident that this partnership will not only enhance the capabilities of the Indian Air Force but also contribute to the broader technological landscape of the nation.