Our Director

 DIRECTOR MOOKIAH                    

        Shri T Mookiah assumed charge as Director, ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC) on 1st August 2018. Before taking over as Director, IPRC, he was the Associate Director (R&D), Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), the lead centre responsible for all launch vehicle programs of ISRO, from November 2016 onwards. He was the Deputy Director, VSSC (Avionics) from November 2012 to June 2017.

        Shri T Mookiah joined VSSC in 1984 after getting his M.E degree in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Since then he has been working in the area of onboard computers for ISRO satellite launch vehicles. He was the leader of the team that developed the onboard computer system, based on Vikram1601, the first 16-bit indigenous Applications Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) in VSSC. The design and development of Vikram1601 processor along with the complete associated software development tools (Ada Compiler, Assembler, Linker, Simulator, System Library and Real Time Executive) is the first of its kind in India. This has enabled self-reliance in the critical technology area of real-time computing for ISRO launch vehicles.

         He played a significant role in defining a safe subset of Ada Programming language and design & development of flight software in Ada for all ISRO launch vehicles. Vikram1601 onboard computer is now the controlling processor in all ISRO launch vehicles. He has also played the lead role in recently designed 32-bit (Vikram3201) processor to enhance the computational performance for future ISRO missions.

         For his meritorious achievements, he has been honoured with ISRO Performance Excellence Award in 2015, Individual Merit Award in 2008 and Team Excellence Award in 2007 for Advanced Avionics Module.

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