Mr Tapan Misra

Distinguished Scientist / Director, Space Applications Centre(ISRO), SAC, Ahmedabad

Areas of Interest:

Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR).


SAR Design & Development; SAR Processing Algorithm; Design and Software Development

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Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, Law Enforcement Agencies, Consultancy Firms, Private Agencies, Individuals

Major Professional Contributions:

Mr. Tapan Misra has made pioneering and outstanding contributions to the indigenous development of Synthetic Aperture Radar, both airborne and spaceborne, and its processing concepts and algorithm. This class of radar is considered one of the most complex radar systems all over the world. His pioneering contribution ranges from system design and simulation, system integration and characterisation to sophisticated signal processing algorithms. His research efforts have fructified into ISRO's ambitious RISAT (Radar Imaging Satellite) programme, which presently at an advanced stage of development. He has also played a key role in conceptualisation and development of Airborne SAR (ASAR) system. .

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Contact Information


Space Applications Centre,
SAC PO, Ahmedabad-380 015
Phone: 079-26913344
Fax: 079-26915843

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  • B.E, Electronics & TelecommunicationEngineering,1984, Jadavpur University, Kolkata


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Hari Om Ashram PreritVikram Sarabhai Research Award for 2003 by PRL, Ahmedabad
  • Technology Innovation Award on Satellite Technology Day, 19th April 2004 at ISAC, Bangalore
  • ISRO Merit Award 2008, ISRO, Bengaluru
  • Ruchi Bharat Gaurav Award 2015 by RuchiPrativa Foundation, Cuttack
  • 7th Acharya P C Ray Memorial Award in 2016 by Institute of Pulmocare and Research Insitute, Kolkata
  • Conferred with “Degree of Doctor in Science (Honoris Causa) by Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  • Felicitated with “Distinguished Alumnus” in 2017 by Jadavpur University, Kolkata

He was elected as

  • Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering in 2007.
  • Corresponding Member of International Academy of Astronautics in 2008.
  • Fellow of Institution of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers in 2016.
  • Fellow of Indian Society of Remote Sensing in 2016

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated VII: Aerospace Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2007

Year of Birth: 1961