Training-Workshop on HFSS software


The recent availability of Electromagnetic Transient Programs with graphical front ends now makes it possible to put together models for circuits and systems in a manner similar to the connection of components in a laboratory, In the past, the non-graphical EM Programs required considerable expertise in their use and thus distracted the students into the details of simulation. The introduction of a simulation based laboratory into undergraduate Electromagnetic engineering education programs is very much required, based on the university program/curriculum. The philosophy behind the design of suitable high frequency device is required for day to day knowledge of next generation students.  

EM simulation software features a modern design, simulation and analysis environment, high capacity simulation technologies and integration with the industry’s leading RF and microwave circuit design environment.

Currently, around 40-50% practical oriented syllabus of our university's curriculum are reflective of the current trend to use simulation as a teaching tool for evaluating and training our students. Our aim is to perform a retrospective review of the current literature, studying simulation use in EM theory for the students.

With this consideration in mind, two day training-cum-workshop was organized in the Department of Electronics and communication Engineering, Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology, New Delhi on 26-27 July 2017. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Bishu, Mind Box, Noida. All the faculty members associated with the RF & Microwave field from electronics and communication engineering department attended the workshop.

During the workshop, various concepts of RF including computational techniques for antennas, electromagnetism, concept of HFSS, meshing techniques, feeding techniques, rectangular waveguides, design and analysis of patch, design and analysis of radar, etc were discussed. Trainer engaged the participants in working and designing different kinds of antennas and demonstrated on how to position the antenna in the boxes. The experts also exhaustively touched upon the subjects of EMC and EMI and elaborated on the process of testing the equipment that emits radiations and also measure the extent and intensity of radiation emissions.

On the second day the workshop came to a conclusion, with all the participants getting familiar to the HFSS tool and designing antennas and waveguides for a specific purpose. The workshop proved to be a wonderful platform for participants where they obtained ample exposure and familiarity to the designing.

Faculty Development Workshop 12-16 June 2017


 

A five day Faculty Development Program on Electronic Design and Automation Tools, from 12th June 2017 to 16th June 2017 was organised by the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering. The idea of the program, so organised, was to enrich the faculty members with the changing and ever developing technological scenario in the field of electronics. The experts from various platforms and with a substantial experience in their area of expertise enlightened the participants with their knowledge and experience. The program covered the most widely used aspects which included the programming tools used in electronic design and automation of various circuits and modules like:

  • VHDL for Digital System Design 
  • SILVACO for VLSI Design
  • PYTHON for Signal Processing and Big Data Handling
  • ARDUINO for Micro-Controller
  • Scilab for Signal/Image Processing

The experts who delivered the talk were:

  • Mr. Sandeep Gupta, M.Tech , IIT  Delhi
  • Ms. Sonam Rewari, MAIT, Delhi
  • Mr. Rakesh Gupta, B.Tech, IIT-Delhi, MS SUNNY USA
  • Mr. Pulkit, M.Tech, IIT-Delhi
  • Mr. Devender   Khari, M.Tech  BITS  Pilani
  • Dr.Neeru Rathee, MSIT, Delhi 
  • Ms. Rajni, MAIT, Delhi

The program was a success and left the faculty with an update about the recent trends in the technology. The last day of the program was concluded by the Director General, Prof. (Dr.) M.L Goyal, Prof. (Dr.) Neelam Sharma, Director/ HOD-ECE, Dr. Sunil Mathur, Associate Professor, ECE Deptt.

A brief program schedule is as follows:

S. No

Date

Time

Event

Topic

1

12thJune  2017

10:00 - 11:15 A.M

Lecture

VHDL/FPGA Based Hardware Designing and Verification.         

Case Study-

  1. UART
  2. Digital Alarm Clock

11:15 - 11:30 A.M

Tea Break

11:30 - 1:00 P.M

Practical Demo and Exercises

2

13th June 2017

10:00 – 11:15 A.M

Lecture

SILVACO-ATLAS   3D Device Simulator

“Characterization of different device technology in Contemporary era”

11:15 - 11:30 A.M

Tea Break

11:30 – 1:00 P.M

Practical Demo and Exercises

3

14th June 2017

10:00 - 11:15 A.M

Lecture

1.      Python Programming Overview

2.      Case study -

i.          i)     Data Analysis using Python

ii.          ii)    Website creation using Python

 

11:15 – 11:30 A.M

Tea Break

11:30 - 1:00 P.M

Practical Demo and Exercises

4

15th June 2017

10:00 – 11:15 A.M

Lecture

Arduino Microcontroller- Interfacing& Programming

  • Arduino  Architecture
  • Programming & Compilers
  • Interfacing & Implementation of some devices & sensors
  • Use of Arduino in IOT ( Internet of Things)

11:15 - 11:30 A.M

Tea Break

11:30 – 1:00 P.M

Practical Demo and Exercises

5

16th June 2017

10:00 - 11:15 A.M

Lecture

Compressive Sensing using  SCILAB

Concepts of Advance SCILAB

11:15 – 11:30 A.M

Tea Break

11:30 - 1:00 P.M

Practical Demo and Exercies

  

 

  

 

 

 

SEMINAR ON RECENT ADVANCEMENTS IN ELECTRONICS


 

A National Seminar on Recent Advancements in Electronics was held on 31 March 2017 in the main auditorium of the institute. The seminar was conducted by the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology. The seminar consisted of speakers from diverse areas such as academia, industry and defence who gave an insight in the latest developments happening in their respective fields. The seminar was attended by the ECE students as well as the faculty members of the department.

Speaker Name

Designation

Topic of presentation

Prof. Anurag Sharma

HoD, Physics, IIT Delhi

Light at Work

Dr. (Mrs.) S. Shekhar

Associate Director, (ER & IPR, DRDO),

Delhi

Electronic Warfare and Defence

Mr. Ish K. Bhargava

Managing Director, India Operations &

Founder, Spectross Digital Systems Pvt Ltd.

High Performance Reconfigurable Computing

Dr. R.K. Sharma

Director, SSPL, DRDO, Delhi

Indigenous Semiconductor Technologies for Defence Applications

The seminar started with the lighting of the lamp by various dignitaries in front of Mother Saraswati, the Goddess of Knowledge. This was followed by welcome address by Prof. R.S. Gupta, convenor of this National Seminar. Thereafter, Prof. (Dr.) Neelam Sharma, Director & HoD, ECE Dept, addressed the audience. She started her address by thanking all the speakers for giving their valuable time. She also thanked Dr. R. S. Gupta for arranging the sponsorship by the Society for Microelectronics & VLSI and IEEE-EDS Delhi chapter. Then, Dr. M. L. Goyal, Director General, MAIT, talked about the need to stay updated about the current advancements in the field of Electronics and Semiconductors. He remarked about the changing nature of technology and the scale of development from 1965 to 2017. He talked about the remarkable achievements in size, speed, capacity, cost, reach, quality, power consumption and ease of operation in various consumer electronic devices of today. He talked about the impact technology has on a person, a society and a nation. Dr. Sunil Mathur gave vote of thanks and once again thanked all the speakers for sharing their knowledge and giving their valuable time. He thanked Director General, MAIT for his cooperation and constant support. He also thanked all the faculty members and staff for their contribution in organizing the seminar.

The first talk in the seminar was of Prof. Anurag Sharma, HoD, Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He gave a lecture on “Light at work”. He called light as an ‘enabling technology’ that has helped in many important discoveries such as Astronomy, Medical Sciences and Physics etc. He talked about the history of LASERs and how LASRES have made a very important contribution in our lives and in technologies such as CD-ROMs, Guidance, and Ranging etc. He also talked about the LEDs and how the LEDs have revolutionized lighting in terms of cost and efficiency. He also talked about Holography and how it works. In the end, he touched upon fibre optics and how it has been changing the way we communicate.

The second speaker was Dr. (Mrs.) Sellammal Shekhar, Associate Director ER & IPR, DRDO. She gave a lecture on “Electronic Warfare and Defence”. She first explained the concept of electronic warfare and also laid down the objectives of electronic warfare. She explained about different types of Electronic Warfare such as Electronic Attack, Electronic Counter-Counter Measures and Electronic Support Measures. She talked about the need for a nation to have a dedicated electronic warfare capability. She also mentioned about other domains of warfare such as Cyber and Space warfare. In the end, she gave examples of various types of Electronic Warfare systems and motivated the students to join DRDO to strengthen the National Defence.

The third speaker was Mr. Ish K. Bhargava, Managing Director, India Operations & Founder, Spectross Digital Systems Pvt Ltd. He gave a lecture on “High Performance Reconfigurable Computing”. He started his lecture by explaining the various types of processors available such as CPU, GPU and FPGA. He defined each of the above and compared their characteristics with each other. He then proceeded to concentrate on FPGAs as they have faster processing speed, higher power saving, higher affordability, etc. He then talked about the applications of FPGA in high speed computing and the ease of re-programmability of the FPGAs. He also showed the students the FPGA based computer his company had developed. It had numerous features such as ease of operation, various methods of input (Command Line Interface or Graphic User Interface or E-Application). In the end, he requested the students to take part in research activities targeted toward making India an electronics hub.

The fourth and the final speaker was Dr. R. K. Sharma, Director, Solid State Physics Laboratory, DRDO. He gave a lecture on Indigenous Semiconductor Technologies for Defence Applications. He started off by explaining on the role of his laboratory. He then showed the various products that his laboratory had made such as Transreceiver Modules, High Speed Data Links, Directed Energy Weapons Components. He talked about the cutting edge research in the laboratory which is being supervised by him and this laboratory was currently working on MMIC, ASIC/ROIC High Power TWT, Microwave Amplifiers etc. He also talked about various other systems such as MEMS sensors, High Power LASER diodes, Monolithic µ/mm wave ICs. He informed the audience about the latest GaN technology and how it was widely replacing other technologies in diverse fields such as Phased Array Radar, Electronic Warfare & Communication System, Data Links, Smart Antenna, Impulse Radar, Pulse Band Ultra Wide Band Radar. He also showed the various machines necessary for the fabrication of the ICs in the laboratory. In the end, he motivated the students to join DRDO after completing their education and thus to contribute in nation building.

The entire seminar was jointly anchored by Ms. Sonia Jain and Ms. Vatsala Khanna Arya, faculty members, ECE Department.

 

 

ECE Department Farewell for the batch of 2017


Farewell for the ECE department was held on the 5th of May 2017. The Event started with Mrs. Vatsala Khanna, Assistant Professor, ECE extending a warm welcome to all the students and teachers.

 The event began with lighting of the ceremonial lamp and with an ode to Goddess Saraswati. Our chief guests Sh. Sunder Lal Gupta, Sh. Gian Chand Aggarwal, Sh. Satnarain Garg, Director General, Director, Dean and Heads of all departments were felicitated with bouquets. A welcome address was given by our Head of Department, Dr Neelam Sharma. She thanked all the third and fourth year students to make the event a reality; she hoped that the four years spent in the college would be remembered fondly by the students. She urged the students to move forward in life despite negativity and build a monument out of the stones thrown at us. Our Director GeneralDr. M.L. Goyal congratulated the students that they would soon become engineers and asked them to be at the top of their game every time. Sh. Gian Chand Aggarwal and Sh. Satnarain Garg also motivated the students with their thoughts. Dr R S Gupta urged students to perform to their fullest potential and gave them some tips to survive in a corporate world.

Before starting with the ceremony, the cake was cut, which was enjoyed by students and teachers alike. A short film made by the third year showcased the journey of their seniors through the four years. Next were a series of beautiful song and dance performance by the third and fourth year. It consisted of a fusion dance performance, many hilarious dance performances by fourth years., soulful music performances with popular songs such as Channa Meraya. There was also a very emotional speech by a student of the outgoing batch, which expressed hope for his batch mates and a promise to meet again. Sache’s were given to the deserving student of the outgoing batch with titles such as Mr Popular, Ms Popular etc. In the end all the students of the outgoing batch were given a graduation cap,a gift and a certificate by the college.

Workshop On Basics of AVR Microcontroller


Techtronix, Society of Electronics and Communication Engineering of Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology conducted a Workshop on “Basics of AVR”, on the 27th of March, 2017. The Workshop was attended by around thirty students from first, second and third year of the ECE Department. The workshop commenced at 1:30 pm as scheduled.

The speaker for the day was Rishabh Jain, a student of 3rd year, ECE Department. The two-hour long Workshop was focused at giving basic knowledge about the AVR architecture, performing simulations using the Proteus ISIS software along with coding using Embedded C on the Atmel Studio 6. Students were given hands on experience, where they learned how to simulate LED glowing patterns. Everyone participated enthusiastically. 

Workshop On Web Development By Techtronix


A second workshop was organized by techtronix on April 3, 2017 on the subject of Web Development, an imperative topic to understand the fundamentals of IoT. The 2 hour session started at 3 pm in room no. 228 and was attended by 38 students from 1st,2nd and 3rd year. The speaker of the session was Abhishek Bansal.

The attendees were taught essentials of HTML, HTML tags, CSS fundamentals, styling with CSS and CSS box model and positioning. By the end of the workshop students learned how to fabricate, design and structuretheir own webpages. Subsequently a small project was undertaken imitating Google’s homepage which further made the concepts comprehensible.

Special Guest Lecture: Revisiting Human Origin, Studying Archaeological Evidences for Extreme Human Antiquity


A special seminar was organized in the afternoon of 17 February 2017 (at Maharaja Agrasen Auditorium) by BACE society in collaboration with ECE Dept. on the topic, “Revisiting Human Origin, Studying Archaeological Evidences for Extreme Human Antiquity”. The seminar was specifically conducted for first year students of all branches and the event concluded with an interactive question answer session with the students. The speaker for this seminar were Dr. Michael Cremo, famous American Scientist in the field of Archeology. Dr. Michael Cremo is a member of the World Archeological Congress and the European Association of Archaeologists as well as an associate member of the Bhaktivedanta Institute specializing in history and philosophy of science.

Dr. Cremo’s ideas on this topic are inspired by his studies in the ancient Sanskrit writings of India, especially the Puranas, which deal with cosmology and history. Some extraterrestrial researchers believe that life evolved on earth as most scientists now say it happened. They say the first single celled organisms self-organized from chemicals a couple of billion years ago. Then came multicellular organisms, first in the ocean, then on land. Gradually the first apes came into existence, then, a few million years ago, the first apemen (hominins). Around 400,000 years ago, there was the apeman, Homo erectus. Some ET researchers believe that at this point, some extraterrestrials came and manipulated the genes of Homo erectus, thus forming humans like us, Homo sapiens. Dr. Cremo disagrees with this. Archeological evidence, as documented in his book “Forbidden Archeology”, shows that humans like us have been present on earth for tens of millions, even hundreds of millions of years, going all the way back to the very beginning of life on this planet. It is crucial to understand that a human being, or any other living thing, is not just a machine made of molecules. The human body, or any other body, is a vehicle for a conscious self, a soul. This conscious self is not produced by molecules in the brain. It exists independently from matter. It is never created, never destroyed. The conscious self comes from a higher, timeless level of reality. So, in that sense, as conscious selves, we are all extraterrestrials. We are not from this planet. We are from a higher level or reality, to which we should strive to return. As conscious beings, we have not evolved up from matter, but have devolved, or come down from a higher realm. Dr. Cremo has explained this in more detail in his book Human Devolution: A Vedic Alternative to Darwin's Theory.

Over the past two centuries researchers have found bones and artifacts showing that people like ourselves existed on earth millions of years ago. But the scientific establishment has ignored these remarkable facts because they contradict the dominant views of human origins and antiquity. The research being done by Dr. Michael A. Cremo challenges us to rethink our understanding of human origins, identity, and destiny. It takes on one of the most fundamental components of the modern scientific world view, and invites us to take a courageous first step towards a new perspective.

A special seminar was organized by BACE society in collaboration with ECE Dept. in the main auditorium at 2pm on the topic, “Revisiting Human Origin, Studying Archaeological Evidences for Extreme Human Antiquity”. The seminar was specifically conducted for first year students of all branches and the event concluded with an interactive question answer session with the students. The speaker for this seminar were Dr. Michael Cremo, famous American Scientist in the field of Archeology. Dr. Michael Cremo is a member of the World Archeological Congress and the European Association of Archaeologists as well as an associate member of the Bhaktivedanta Institute specializing in history and philosophy of science.

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