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Dr. Shanmugha Sundaram G. A.

Associate Professor, Electronics and Communication Engineering, School of Engineering, Coimbatore

Qualification: Ph.D
ga_ssundaram@cb.amrita.edu
Research Interest: Deep Space RF Data Acquisition & Processing, Electromagnetics In Antenna Design, High Performance Embedded Computing, RF Electronics Systems, Technology for Global Sustainability

Bio

Dr. Shanmugha Sundaram G. A. currently serves as Assistant Professor at the department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore. He pursued his Ph. D. from Indian Institute of Science, Karnataka in 2004. Before joining Amrita, he served as Post – Doctoral Researcher in JIVE – ASTRON, Nederland, EU till 2007.Thereafter he had been in the SKA Radio Telescope Design Studies Working Group involved as Research Scientist till 2009 in their Next – Generation Radio Telescopes initiative.

Dr. Sundaram had been a recipient of the URSI award for Young Scientists 2008 as principal author for submitted & accepted presentation in Commission J of URSI General Assembly 2008, Chicago, IL, USA. He is a full – time member of several professional R&D organizations like AIAA, URSI, NRAO, IAU, MathWorks and FEMLAB. He has experience in sponsored research and consultancy, STEM publishing, academics and general administration.

At Amrita, Dr. Sundaram has been with the Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering and the Centre for Computational Engineering & Networking (CEN), closely associated with their undergraduate programs of the former and the graduate school academic program of the latter, as well as a CORDIS – EU funded research program.

 

Publications

Journal Article

Year : 2020

A log-periodic spiral antenna array for L-band radio interferometric imaging

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. T. Rajagopalan, Dr. Shanmugha Sundaram G. A., and Kumar, K. A. Pradeep, “A log-periodic spiral antenna array for L-band radio interferometric imaging”, Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, 2020.

Publisher : Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems

Year : 2020

Advances in gamma radiation detection systems for Emergency Radiation Monitoring

Cite this Research Publication : K. A. Pradeep Kumar, Dr. Shanmugha Sundaram G. A., Dr. Bharat Kis Sharma, Venkatesh, S., and Dr. T. Rajagopalan, “Advances in gamma radiation detection systems for Emergency Radiation Monitoring”, Nuclear Engineering and Technology, 2020.

Publisher : Nuclear Engineering and Technology

Year : 2020

Advances in detection algorithms for radiation monitoring

Cite this Research Publication : K. A. Pradeep Kumar, Dr. Shanmugha Sundaram G. A., and Dr. T. Rajagopalan, “Advances in detection algorithms for radiation monitoring”, Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, vol. 217, p. 106216, 2020.

Publisher : Journal of Environmental Radioactivity

Year : 2019

Behavior of 3-axis conformal proximity sensor arrays for restraint-free, in-vehicle, deployable safety assistance

Cite this Research Publication : K. K. Vamshi Durgam and Sundaram, G. A. Shanmugha, “Behavior of 3-axis conformal proximity sensor arrays for restraint-free, in-vehicle, deployable safety assistance”, Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems, vol. 36, pp. 2085-2094, 2019.

Publisher : Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems

Year : 2016

Crop yield estimation using Isodata clustering algorithm on EO-1 Hyperion data a case study of Coconut crop, Kozhikode, Kerala

Cite this Research Publication : KaMeera Mohan and Dr. Shanmugha Sundaram G. A., “Crop yield estimation using Isodata clustering algorithm on EO-1 Hyperion data a case study of Coconut crop, Kozhikode, Kerala”, Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol. 9, pp. 482-488, 2016.

Publisher : SPB Pharma Society

Year : 2016

Identification of non-precipitating clouds using PWV analysis

Cite this Research Publication : P. R. Sugatha Kumari and Dr. Shanmugha Sundaram G. A., “Identification of non-precipitating clouds using PWV analysis”, Indian Journal of Science and Technology, vol. 9, 2016.

Publisher : Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year : 2016

Study of lower D-region of ionosphere from VLF signal perturbations

Cite this Research Publication : G. Rashmi and Dr. Shanmugha Sundaram G. A., “Study of lower D-region of ionosphere from VLF signal perturbations”, Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol. 9, pp. 591-593, 2016.

Publisher : SPB Pharma Society

Year : 2016

Dynamic spectrum of long wave terrestrial radio signals during episodes of ionospheric disturbances caused by solar activity

Cite this Research Publication : S. Manoj and Dr. Shanmugha Sundaram G. A., “Dynamic spectrum of long wave terrestrial radio signals during episodes of ionospheric disturbances caused by solar activity”, Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol. 9, pp. 548-553, 2016.

Publisher : SPB Pharma Society

Year : 2016

Yield per hectare of rice crop from EOS hyperspectral data analysis

Cite this Research Publication : P. Kavitha and Dr. Shanmugha Sundaram G. A., “Yield per hectare of rice crop from EOS hyperspectral data analysis”, Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol. 9, pp. 489-493, 2016.

Publisher : SPB Pharma Society

Year : 2013

Simulation of the S-Band photon vorticity modulation scheme

Cite this Research Publication : S. A. Abhay, Pavaneeswar, B. R., Gopinath, S., Sriram, B. S., Thomas, S. J., and Dr. Shanmugha Sundaram G. A., “Simulation of the S-Band photon vorticity modulation scheme”, American Journal of Electromagnetics and Applications, vol. 1, pp. 38–43, 2013.

Publisher : American Journal of Electromagnetics and Applications

Year : 2013

Ionospheric Disturbances due to Solar Activity Detection using SDR

Cite this Research Publication : D. Haridas, K. P. Soman, and Dr. Shanmugha Sundaram G. A., “Ionospheric Disturbances due to Solar Activity Detection using SDR”, International Journal of Advanced Electrical and Electronics Engineering, (IJAEEE), vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 69-74, 2013.

Publisher : IJAEEE

Year : 2013

Beam Forming Algorithm Implementation using FPGA

Cite this Research Publication : A. Reghu kumar, Soman, K. P., and Dr. Shanmugha Sundaram G. A., “Beam Forming Algorithm Implementation using FPGA”, International Journal of Advanced Electrical and Electronics Engineering, (IJAEEE), vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 53-7, 2013.

Publisher : IJAEEE

Year : 2013

Weather Pattern Monitoring Using SDR

Cite this Research Publication : P. Rajan, K. P. Soman, and Dr. Shanmugha Sundaram G. A., “Weather Pattern Monitoring Using SDR”, International Journal of Advanced Electrical and Electronics Engineering,IJAEEE, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 63-68, 2013.

Publisher : IJAEEE

Year : 2012

Site-specific configuration metrics for next-generation synthesis array radio telescopes

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Shanmugha Sundaram G. A. and SK, J. Abraham, “Site-specific configuration metrics for next-generation synthesis array radio telescopes”, Journal of Advances in Space Research, pp. 32-36, 2012.

Publisher : Journal of Advances in Space Research

Conference Paper

Year : 2020

Deep Learning Framework for Fingerspelling System using CNN

Cite this Research Publication : Chakravartula Raghavachari and Dr. Shanmugha Sundaram G. A., “Deep Learning Framework for Fingerspelling System using CNN”, in 2020 International Conference on Communication and Signal Processing (ICCSP), 2020.

Publisher : ICCSP

Year : 2016

Phased antenna array design for l-band aerospace detection of radiolytic components

Cite this Research Publication : Ja Rajendran and Sundaram, G. A. Sb, “Phased antenna array design for l-band aerospace detection of radiolytic components”, in 2016 International Conference on Signal Processing and Communications, SPCOM 2016, 2016.

Publisher : 2016 International Conference on Signal Processing and Communications, SPCOM 2016, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

Year : 2015

Simulation study on modeling the effects of wind turbine on communication signals (C and X bands) using XGtd

Cite this Research Publication : S. S and Dr. Shanmugha Sundaram G. A., “Simulation study on modeling the effects of wind turbine on communication signals (C and X bands) using XGtd”, in Communications and Signal Processing (ICCSP), 2015 International Conference on, Melmaruvathur, 2015.

Publisher : IEEE

Year : 2015

Simulating the impact of wind turbine on RADAR signals in L and S band using XGtd

Cite this Research Publication : A. C and Dr. Shanmugha Sundaram G. A., “Simulating the impact of wind turbine on RADAR signals in L and S band using XGtd”, in Communications and Signal Processing (ICCSP), 2015 International Conference on, 2015.

Publisher : ICCSP

Year : 2015

Two Dimensional Array of Layered Metal-Dielectric Sandwich Structures for Terahertz Applications

Cite this Research Publication : M. S. Srinikethan, S. Aravind, Avinash, N., and Dr. Shanmugha Sundaram G. A., “Two Dimensional Array of Layered Metal-Dielectric Sandwich Structures for Terahertz Applications”, in 2015 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics, ICACCI 2015, 2015, pp. 684-688.

Publisher : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.,

Year : 2014

Simulated Optimal Log-Spiral Topologies for the Square Kilometer Array

Cite this Research Publication : J. Abraham K. Sundar and Dr. Shanmugha Sundaram G. A., “Simulated Optimal Log-Spiral Topologies for the Square Kilometer Array”, in Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Interdisciplinary Advances in Applied Computing, New York, NY, USA, 2014.

Publisher : ACM

Year : 2014

SAR image processing using GPU

Cite this Research Publication : S. S. Maddikonda and Dr. Shanmugha Sundaram G. A., “SAR image processing using GPU”, in Communications and Signal Processing (ICCSP), 2014 International Conference on, Melmaruvathur, 2014.

Publisher : IEEE

Year : 2014

Simulation of Helical Modulation in a Focal Plane Array

Cite this Research Publication : , G., P. V., A., S. Devi, M., M. Kumar, S., V., and Dr. Shanmugha Sundaram G. A., “Simulation of Helical Modulation in a Focal Plane Array”, in Communications and Signal Processing (ICCSP), 2014 International Conference on, 2014.

Publisher : ICCSP

Year : 2014

FPGA Implementation Of Beamforming Algorithm For Terrestrial Radar Application

Cite this Research Publication : A. D and Dr. Shanmugha Sundaram G. A., “FPGA Implementation Of Beamforming Algorithm For Terrestrial Radar Application”, in Communications and Signal Processing (ICCSP), 2014 International Conference on, Melmaruvathur, 2014.

Publisher : IEEE

Year : 2011

Optimization of ring parameters of artificial magnetic resonators using Swarm intelligence and Hybrid Genetic Algorithm

Cite this Research Publication : D. Karthik, Sreenivas, V. N., and Dr. Shanmugha Sundaram G. A., “Optimization of ring parameters of artificial magnetic resonators using Swarm intelligence and Hybrid Genetic Algorithm”, in Electronics Computer Technology (ICECT), 2011 3rd International Conference on, Kanyakumari, 2011, vol. 2, pp. 316-321.

Publisher : IEEE

Conference Proceedings

Year : 2020

Influence of Clutter on 5G Waveform Modulated RADAR Signals

Cite this Research Publication : V. S. Vineeth, Sundaram, G. A. Shanmug, and Dr. Soman K. P., “Influence of Clutter on 5G Waveform Modulated RADAR Signals”, AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 2222. p. 030006, 2020.

Publisher : AIP Conference Proceedings

Year : 2017

Electromagnetic fields for propagation and confinement of high current heavy ion beam towards conformal thin film deposition

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. T. Rajagopalan and Dr. Shanmugha Sundaram G. A., “Electromagnetic fields for propagation and confinement of high current heavy ion beam towards conformal thin film deposition”, 2016 IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference on Applied Electromagnetics, APACE 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 68-72, 2017.

Publisher : 2016 IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference on Applied Electromagnetics, APACE 2016, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc

Year : 2014

Efficient use of bandwidth by image compression for vision-based robotic navigation and control

Cite this Research Publication : Chakravartula Raghavachari and Dr. Shanmugha Sundaram G. A., “Efficient use of bandwidth by image compression for vision-based robotic navigation and control”, 2014 International Conference on Communication and Signal Processing. pp. 513- 517, 2014.

Publisher : 2014 International Conference on Communication and Signal Processing

Year : 2014

Design and Evaluation of Printed Log Periodic Dipole Antenna for an L-band Electrically Steerable Array System

Cite this Research Publication : J. Rajendran and Dr. Shanmugha Sundaram G. A., “Design and Evaluation of Printed Log Periodic Dipole Antenna for an L-band Electrically Steerable Array System”, Computational Systems and Communications (ICCSC). IEEE, Trivandrum, pp. 311-316, 2014.

Publisher : IEEE

Year : 2013

SAR data analysis in mineral ore utilization

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Shanmugha Sundaram G. A., “SAR data analysis in mineral ore utilization”, Proceedings of SPIE Conference 8891: SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques XIII, Dresden, Germany, 23-26 September 2013, SPIE Remote Sensing and SPIE Security+Defence Symposia. Dresden, Germany, 23-26, 2013.

Publisher : Proceedings of SPIE Conference 8891: SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques XIII, Dresden, Germany, 23-26 September 2013, SPIE Remote Sensing and SPIE Security+Defence Symposia

Year : 2012

Design of dual log-spiral metamaterial resonator for X-band applications

Cite this Research Publication : M. S. Sooraj Subramanian, Siddharth, K. V., Abhinav, S. N., Arthi, V. V., Praveen, K. S., Jayavarshini, R., and Dr. Shanmugha Sundaram G. A., “Design of dual log-spiral metamaterial resonator for X-band applications”, 2012 International Conference on Computing, Communication and Applications, ICCCA 2012. IEEE, Dindigul, Tamilnadu, 2012.

Publisher : IEEE

Patents

Year : 2019

Systems and methods for transmission and reception of radio waves in a focal plane antenna array

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Shanmugha Sundaram G. A., “Systems and methods for transmission and reception of radio waves in a focal plane antenna array”, 2019.

Publisher : Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

EDUCATION
Qualification University Year
PhD – Solar Radio Astronomy Indian Institute of Science 2004
MS – Antennas and RF front-end electronics instrumentation Indian Institute of Science 1999
Experience
  • Research Scientist (JIVE-ASTRON, NL, EU, 2007-9)
  • Post-doctoral researcher (JIVE-ASTRON, NL, EU, 2006-7)
  • Post-doctoral researcher (Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, KA, India, 2004-6)
Research Projects
  • Metamaterials
  • Radio Astronomy
  • Satellite Remote Sensing
  • HPEC algorithm development for UAS-based SAR and nuclear radiation detectors
  • Intelligent transportation, Vetronics
  • Vision-based GNC for robots
Positions
  • Reviewer for open access international journal “Astrophysics and Space Science” [Springer: Heidelberg]
  • TPC Member and Reviewer of manuscripts for international conferences, viz. EmergiTech 2016, ICACCI 2016, ISTA 2016, VisionNet 2016
Membership in Professional Bodies
  • India:
    • Astronomical Society of India (ASI)
  • USA:
    • IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Parallel Processing
    • National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)
    • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
    • Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP)
    • COMSOL Multiphysics Inc., COMSOL Reaction Engineering Lab and FEMLAB User Group
    • MathWorks Software for Technical Computing and Model-Based Design Initiative
  • European Union – France:
    • International Astronomical Union (IAU)
    • Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)
Research Expertise

Ongoing PhD Works (Guiding)

  • Smart antenna systems for planetary landing RADAR
  • Vision-based autonomous navigation for robots

PG projects

  • Design of a solar power satellite constellation
  • Algorithms for SAR and multispectral data fusion
  • Hyper-temporal imaging and persistent surveillance
  • Combining Sensors and imaging data for civil structural integrity studies

UG projects

  • Simulation of heavy metal ion trajectories in electromagnetic environments, for superconducting applications
  • RF filter design

Patents

Invention Disclosure Forms filed with Amrita Patents:

  • Wireless Technologies for Urban Transportation-on-demand
  • OAM Modulation in a Focal Plane Antenna Array (Indian patent granted; US patent filed)
  • Terahertz slotted waveguide based metamaterials structure in a three-dimensional antenna topology
  • Terahertz layered metal-dielectric sandwich metamaterials structure in a planar aperture antenna

Proposed research opportunities for prospective researchers:

  • Stability issues of platforms conducting stand-off observations in hazardous environments
  • Sensitivity requirements for agile remote sensing aerospace platforms

Funded Projects

Completed Project : CORDIS – Infrastructuur-4 SKA Design Study conducted by the Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy (ASTRON), NL and the University of Manchester, UK: Contract No. 011938. The project has been awarded as part of the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) of the European Union to individuals towards an international effort into next generation science and technology solutions in radio astronomy, called the “SKA Aperture Array Verification Program (AAVP)”. The cost accounting is on the basis of products and services realization against expenses incurred over the time-frame 2006 June to 2015 July, and has a funds ceiling of EUR 320.000,00.

Teaching

PG Courses:

  • Astrodynamics for Remote Sensing Satellites
  • SAR Signal Processing
  • Space-Time Adaptive Processing: Application to Radar
  • Principles of Satellite Navigation
  • Deep Space Imaging in the Radio Spectrum

UG courses:

  • Transmission Lines and Waveguides
  • Radio Frequency Engineering
  • Aviation Electronics
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