Dr Reena Sharma

Sc G (Rtd), Chairperson SSE Panel,
Aero R&D Board, Delhi

Dr Reena Sharma Scientist G (Retd) superannuated on 31st August 2021 from Centre for Airborne Systems (CABS), Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Bangalore after about 22 years of service in DRDO.

Her B.Tech is from Delhi College of Engineering in Electronics and Communication Engg, M.Tech. in Radar and Communication Engineering from IIT Delhi and PhD from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in RCS reduction using chiral materials.

After that she went on to do her Post-Doctoral Fellowship from Helsinki University of Technology, Finland for a year before joining as Scientist D at Centre for Airborne Systems, DRDO, Bangalore in 2000.

At CABS she has been working in various fields, such as Design of microstrip antennas, Development of IFF signal processor, Systems engineering towards AEW&C system, Modelling and Simulation of airborne sensors such as Airborne Radars, EW systems, Navigation, for performance analysis, hardware in loop testing and training of mission operators on Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) system.

She has been a Group Director, Program Director and Project Director for Design and Development of sensors and communication systems for maritime and pollution surveillance.

She was awarded Scientist of the year award, Technology Group awards, award for Outstanding contribution towards Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW&C) etc during her tenure at CABS.

She has published several international journal papers and conference papers. In addition she has guided several B.Tech, M.Tech. and PhD students.

Her interests include Program Management and System Engineering for complex airborne sensors and systems for airborne and maritime surveillance, related to Military/Defence.

She is a Fellow of IETE, Senior Member of IEEE, Member of Aeronautical Society of India and in the Advisory Board of IEEE Sensor Council Bangalore Chapter.

Presently she is Chairperson of Systems/Systems Engineering panel of ARDB, DRDO, in addition to being Technical Advisor at M/s Tata Advanced Systems Ltd, and Advisor & Senior Faculty at Avistrat Academy of Aerospace and Design, Bangalore.