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Major R&D Areas

1. Agrionics
2. Optical devices & Systems
3. Bio Medical Instrumentation
4. Computational Instrumentation
5. Precision Mechanical Systems
6. Analytical Instrumentation
7. Agri-Electronic Instrumentation
8. Energy Management, Condition Monitoring & Quality Control
9. Environmental Monitoring Instrumentation
10. Microelectro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and Sensors
11. Bimolecular Electronics and Nanotechnology


thrust areas under Supra-Institutional project

main focus - to develop technologies related to sensors and
instrumentation for pre-harvest, post-harvest and quality
assessment in soil quality and Agri-produce.
New R&D areas were development of sensors and associated
instrumentation at field level (soil salinity, pesticides detection,
crop growth), Quantification of quality (tea, honey), etc.


Sensors and instrumentation for soil and agri-produce


E-nose facility

High Performance Liquid Chromatography

HOD Dr. C Ghanshyam - Chief Scientist and Head, Vertical In charge

Current Work Area

gas sensors,
sensor instrumentation,
electrostatic nozzle for agricultural applications,
pre-harvest, post harvest and quantification of quality,
electrostatic vapour deposition for sensor applications, pulsed
electric field for the preservation of liquid foods and soil mapping
system, photo synthesis space rate measurement, artificial
Guiding execution of projects; early warning system for plant
protection & pest control, controlled storage solutions,
plasma treatment of seeds, biomimetic artificial organoleptics
Teaching CSIR-PGRPE (M.Tech) students, M. Tech (Mechatronics)
students of BESU, Shibpur, Howrah, (West Bengal), Imparting
training to B.Tech/M.Tech students for their dissertation work,
guiding PhD students, doing the scientific management etc.
Member, Doctorial Advisory Committee (DAC), AcSIR.

Optical Devices And Systems

R&D focused towards Strategic and Defense Instrumentation.

Activities in R&D in the area of optics, photonics, mechanical
and electronic modules.
The progress made in the Head up Display for LCA has met the R&D
challenges which include :
o avoiding sun glare during mid-day,
o performance up-gradation through software modification
o raster implementation for night flying
o improving the transmissivity of beam combiners and
motorized iris camera.
This success provided new impetus towards indigenous technology
development of Head up Displays for fighter aircrafts for Indian Air
Force. More than 890 successful flights of the LCA made by TD1,
TD2, PV1, PV2, PV3 and LSP1 aircrafts have further proved
ruggedness in the technology.
This engineering perfection through SOF/LQT Unit of HUD for HJT-36
aircraft will further lead to development of low cost versions of HUD
for civilian aircrafts.

Expertise :Optical Instrumentation

Facilities :National Aspheric Facility.
HOD : Dr. Vinod Karar

Bio Medical Instrumentation

o R&D on Anaesthesia Workstation, Above Elbow Prosthesis,
Electronic Knee, Batch Chemistry Analyser, Control System for
micro-level motions etc is being carried out.
o Beside R&D, both on site and in-house test/calibration services for
medical instruments are being provided to the valued
customers through ISO 9001-2000 certified national
calibration facility established at Delhi Centre.

Expertise : Prosthesis devices, Linac machines, Diagnostic instruments

Facilities : GAIT Laboratory
HOD: Mr. Dinesh Pankaj -

Principal Scientist & Vertical Incharge

Computational Instrumentation
o Computational Instrumentation is an interdisciplinary
engineering specialty motivated by an emerging
revolutionary impact of computing on engineering analysis
and design.
o Through the use of embedded computational intelligence in
instruments facilitated scientists to solve critical problems and
new findings in turn enable the development of more powerful and
sometimes novel instruments.
o Computational Instrumentation simply means Computational
Processing and Analysis and Visualisation of data for an
end application result rather than mere means to a purpose.
o Computational Instrumentation at CSIO implies treatment and
analysis of sensing and measuring parameters with
objectives of Inspection, Monitoring, Prediction,
Forecasting, Recognition, and Diagnosis.


Image Processing
Medical Imaging and therapy
Embedded System
Techniques for Early Warning
Wireless Sensor Network Agro, Health and seismic & PC- Architecture
based Instrumentation


Computational Imaging and Analysis Lab

Assistive Technology Lab

Agro & Health Lab


Automation Technology
Functional Assembly
Magazine Unit
o The Separation Magazine can accommodate up to 10 stacked work
pieces through a pneumatic cylinder which is controlled by a 5/2
directional control valve, the lowest work piece is removed at a
o The limit switch checks the filling condition of the magazine .
o The functional assembly is completely built on an assembly
platform of size 10x230mm and can be flexibly mounted
individually or with other functional assemblies on an aluminum
section plate.
o As interface module, two 8 bit adaptor connectors to connect to
3 digital PLC inputs and 2 digital PLC outputs are required.
o The supply voltage is 24 VDC
o The compressed air connection with around 4 bar occurs over 4 mm

Belt Conveyor Long

o Belt Conveyor consists of a 680 mm long and 50 mm wide belt
o A light sensor with fiber optic amplifier is mounted on the Belt
Conveyor line, that starts and/or stops the Belt Conveyor as soon as
the sensor recognizes piece.
o The Belt Conveyor can be moved by the means of a reversing
contactor circuit in both running directions.
o The functional assembly is completely built on two assembly
platforms and can be flexibly mounted individually or with other
functional assemblies on an aluminum section plate.
o For the operation, a 24V DC motor. 2 motor type relays for the
assembly of a reversing contactor circuit and two 8 bit adaptor
connectors are available.

o For the connection to a PLC, a digital input and two Digital

outputs on the PLC should be available.

Testing Unit
o Test unit comprises of four sections in which work pieces and their material
characteristics like outline are checked.
o For examination of material characteristics, an optical, a capacitive and an
inductive sensor are employed.
o For examination of work piece outline, a double acting pneumatic cylinder is
used as a sensing device.

o The functional assembly is completely built on a assembly platform of size 80 x

145 mm and can be flexibly mounted individually or with other functional
assemblies on a aluminum section plate.
o For transfer module, two 8 bit adaptor connectors for connection of 3 digital
PLC inputs and 2 digital outputs are available.
o The supply voltage of the functional assembly is 24 VDC and is made of 10-pole
trunk line.
o The pneumatic system operates with 4 mm air connection (plug-in coupling). The
operating pressure is 4 bar.

Central Scientific Instruments Organisation is a national laboratory dedicated to

research, design and development of scientific and industrial instruments. It is one of
the constituent laboratories of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research

o Established:October1959inNewDelhi,relocatedtoChandigarhin1962

o Director:Dr.AmodKumar/Dr.RKSinha


CSIO was chartered to stimulate the growth of indigenous

instrument industry in the country through development of
contemporary technologies and other scientific & technological
CSIO Campus - 120 acres comprises of Office Buildings, R&D
Laboratories, Indo-Swiss Training Centre and a Housing Complex.
December 1967 an austere four-story building and the
accompanying workshops were inaugurated.
1976, another four-storey block was added for housing R&D
Divisions, Library, etc.
Mid-80s, the lab buildings and infrastructural facilities were
modernized in order to gear the Institute towards taking up
development projects in challenging and emerging areas of
September 1994 a separate Administrative Block was inaugurated
December 1963 with a view to meeting the growing demand of
well trained instrument technologists, Indo-Swiss Training Centre
(ISTC) was started with the co-operation of Swiss Foundation for
Technical Assistance, Zurich, Switzerland.

o Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), India was

constituted in 1942 as an autonomous body under the
provision of the Registration of Societies Act XXI of
o After independence, the need for bettering living standards
of the common man by promoting industry and for helping
the industry to solve its problems through stimulus of
scientific research was greatly stressed. The Council, through
its constituent laboratories, has helped the country in
increasing the economic growth and industrialization.
Functions of the CSIR:

Promotion, guidance and coordination of scientific and industrial

research in India including other institutions and financing the
specific research activities.

Scientific study of problems affecting industries and trade.

Award of Research Fellowships.

Utilization of the results of researches conducted under the Council

towards the development of industries in India.

The establishment, maintenance and management of laboratories,

workshops and organizations to further scientific and industrial

The collection and dissemination of information in regard not only to

research but also to industrial matters generally.

Publication of scientific papers.

Other activities to promote generally the objects of resolution.

CSIR 38 world class R&D establishments & 80 field stations.

Its range of activities cover practically the entire spectrum ofindustrial R&D ranging
from aerospace to mining to microelectronics to metallurgy and so on.


Research, design & development of scientific & industrial instruments,

components andsystems

Service, maintenance, testing & calibration of instruments/components

HRD in the area of instrumentation

Technical assistance to industry


To carry out research in niche areas of measurement sciences and

innovativeinstrumentation technology for strategic and societal applications

To provide quality services and human resource development in


To emerge as a global player in the field of Instrumentation Sciences