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07:47 AM, May 25, 2015

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has decided to fund $39,325 to Ranchi based scientist for researching and developing the temperature sensors for aerospace application.

The application would be utilized in missile or rocket system for determining its location in space, TOI reported Sunday.

Dr Vijay Nath, professor at the department of electronics and communication engineering at Birla Institute of Technology of Mesra would presently be working on a project called design of ultra low power CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductors) temperature sensors for aerospace application.

The letter issued by ISRO, Department of Space stated that the project duration shall be three years that comprises two year for chip design and one year for fabrication in HCL, Chandigarh. About $29,179 will be released as the first year's expenditure of the project.

The ultra low power CMOS temperature sensors are procured from Belgium and once the technology is developed indigenously it would revolutionize various projects that require temperature sensors, Nath added.

"Every research project has its own secrecy but broadly the project deals in developing design and technology for manufacturing chips that would find place in the missiles to send real time information about its exact location in space," he said.

Nath is a design team member of very large scale integration (VLSI), the process of creating an integrated circuit (IC) by combining thousands of transistors into a single chip. He has been working on the topic for more than three years.

"I had applied for seeking assistance from ISRO almost three years ago and after a long question answer series with the experts of the domain in ISRO final approval was given," he said.

CMOS chip would be working less than one Volt. Moreover, it is based on difference in temperature in various spheres in space the chip would wirelessly transmit information about the exact location of missile from space for necessary computation on ground, Nath said.

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