Tapan Misra

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Tapan Misra is an Indian scientist who is an incumbent
director of Space Applications Centre, Indian Space Research Organisation and Physical Research Laboratory.

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[1] “Tapan Misra is new head of ISRO application centre :
News, News”. India Today. 21 February 2015. Retrieved
21 February 2015.
[2] “Tapan Misra Steps Into the Shoe of A.S. Kiran Kumar
as ISRO application centre chief”. Microfinance Monitor.
21 February 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2015.

Early life

[3] “Tapan Misra takes over as ISRO’s Space Applications
Centre director”. The Hindu Business Line (in Kinyarwanda). 20 February 2015. Retrieved 21 February
2015.

Tapan Misra was born in 1961 in Rayagada, Odisha. He
studied Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
in 1984 from Jadavpur University, Kolkata as J C Bose
National Talent Search (JBNSTS) Scholar.[1][2][3]

[4] “Tapan Misra appointed as new head of ISRO Space Applications Centre”. News Tonight Africa. 21 February
2015. Retrieved 21 February 2015.

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Career

[5] “Tapan Misra to head Isro’s Space Applications Centre”.
The Times of India. 21 February 2015. Retrieved 21
February 2015.

He started his career as digital hardware engineer and involved in Microwave Remote Sensing payloads in SAC.
He managed system engineering of Multi-frequency
Scanning Microwave Radiometer (MSMR) payload for
IRS-P4 during 1995-1999.[2][3][4]
He was involved in design for the development of Cband Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) of the RISAT-1.
He wrote an algorithm for real-time processing of SAR
data during his stint as a guest scientist in the German
Aerospace Agency in 1990. He was also associated with
development of the multi-frequency scanning microwave
radiometer instrument of Oceansat-1 and Scanning Scatterometer of Oceansat-2. He served as the deputy director of microwave remote sensing area of Space Applications Centre before being appointed as the director in
February 2015.[1][3] He also heads the Office of Innovations Management, ISRO, Bangalore.[2][4][5]

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Recognition

He received Vikram Sarabhai Research Award in 2004
and ISRO Merit award in 2008 for his contribution of
development of SAR technology. He was elected as Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering in 2007.
He was elected Corresponding Member of International
Academy of Astronautics in 2008. He holds two granted
patents, six pending patents. He has five copyrights and
more than twenty five papers to his credit.[2][5]
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