Osmania University played key role in Agni-V success
By Rizwan Khatik - Tue May 01, 3:18 am
Do you know that the Osmania University played a crucial role in the success of the recently test-fired Agni-V missile?
Defence scientists used an algorithm scripted by a team of university professors to control navigation of the missile, disclosed DRDO chief V.K. Saraswat here on Saturday.
The crucial algorithm written by an OU professor and his team was used in Prithvi-I missile and the same algorithm “with minor tweaks is being used in the Agni-V missile,” Dr. Saraswat disclosed amidst loud cheers from OU students and faculty members at a function organised to felicitate the DRDO team responsible for success of the missile which put India in the club of select nations with ICBM capabilities.
Dr. Saraswat disclosed that the Research and Training unit for Navigational Electronics had participated in 14 projects of the DRDO. OU had also provided many aeronautical and mechanical engineers who played a key role in the development of missile programme in the country, he said. Interestingly, Dr. Saraswat is also an alumnus of OU College of Engineering.